Article 1 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities refers to persons with disabilities as “…persons who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.” This is one of the reasons for the creation of disability organizations. In other words, all people have the same “fundamental” rights regardless of their origin, gender, political and religious opinion, physical condition, living area, etc.
To learn more about the three leading disability organizations in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, we invite you to read this article.
The acronym ESRP is defined as follows Établissement et service de réadaptation professionnelle and is one of the leading organizations in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region that work to promote the human value of people with disabilities. In addition, we can say that the ESRP is a center for adaptation and professional rehabilitation. Indeed, the establishment offers disabled people aged 16 and over different types of training such as accounting, management, and computer maintenance. In addition, individualized support is mobilized to promote their integration or reintegration into the professional world.
Besides on-site training and accompanied training, the organization also offers preparatory training during which each beneficiary can benefit from a refresher course in French, knowledge of the course they have chosen to follow, etc.
According to Wikipedia, “The Association de gestion du fonds pour l’insertion des personnes handicapées (or Agefiph) is a French parity organization established by law 87-527 of July 10, 1987 to promote the professional integration and job retention of disabled people in private sector companies. Agefiph is a partner in the employment policy of the public authorities and is now a key player in the employment of disabled people.
Agefiph serves not only individuals (people with disabilities) but also legal entities (private companies, employers). In other words, either party can benefit from support in the steps to access a job and/or receive financial aid.
According to travail-emploi.gouv, “The fund is financed by contributions paid by companies with 20 or more employees that do not meet the legal employment rate of 6% of disabled workers.”
The FIPHFP or Fund for the Integration of Disabled Persons in the Public Service is a French public organization created by law n° 2005-102 of February 11, 2005. Regarding the information issued on the organization’s website, the latter has set new objectives and measures upon the creation and implementation of Law No. 2019-628 of August 06, 2019 and new missions following the law of August 06, 2018.
In terms of the actual funding of the organization’s fund, FIPHFP has adopted the same principle used by Agefiph. The only difference lies, in general, in the status of the employers. In this case, the financial contribution falls on public employers who do not reach the legal employment rate of 6% of workers.
There are many disability organizations in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region. However, entreprises-nouvelle-aquitaine.com has highlighted these three organizations.