We are currently facing challenging economic times throughout Europe. Unemployment rates in many European countries have reached alarming levels, impacting on the overall quality of life of people in society.
Although the situation affects people at all socio-economic levels, recent consultations have shown that people with long-term or neurodegenerative diseases face even greater barriers to accessing or remaining at work.
The economic crisis has had the effect of increasing those barriers. By focusing on the solutions included in the Pact, together we can significantly reduce the barriers, ensure retention of experienced and skilled staff and support people in the workplace.
Pact supporter MEP Rosa Estaras-Ferragut explains why it is essential for people with MS to receive support in getting and keeping jobs:
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