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Business Breakfast


01. 03. 2018
on "Advantages of Employing Young People from a Disadvantaged Environment", sponsored by EPIC.

During the times of extremely low unemployment in Slovakia, a special group of young people present a great employment opportunity: young people from a disadvantaged environment (socially excluded youth, excluded Roma communities, young people with disabilities). Employers face difficulties in hiring them and these young people themselves often feel discriminated and frequently experience a lack of understanding from the employers and their colleagues.

We will try to answer the following questions:

  •  Is the system of employment services ready for supported employment?
  •  What is the role of non-governmental organizations and businesses in this process?

Come to our business breakfast to learn insight from EPIC NGO, an organization which aims to support the employment of disadvantaged people using best practices from their mother organization, EPIC Assist in Brisbane, Australia.


9:00       Opening speeches:

Jake Slegers, Executive Director, AmCham Slovakia

Keith Martin, Senior Representative, EPIC Assist, Australia

9:20       Keynote speech - How can businesses profit from employing disadvantaged youth?

Zach Zaborny, International Autism Consultant, EPIC Assist, Australia        

9:40     Panel discussion - Employing young people with disadvantages

Marcela Tokošová, Executive Director, Kovotvar Kúty

Dominika Garajová, Main State Counselor, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic

Dolores Kores, European Business Development Coordinator, EPIC Europe, Slovenia

Jana Březinová, Manager of Supported Employment, Rytmus o.p.s., Czech Republic

Ivan Mako, Executive Director, Association of Young Roma

Peter Rusiňák, Policy Officer, AmCham Slovakia (Moderator)

10:30       Presentation of EPIC Activities:

Eva Havelková, Central European Coordinator, EPIC NGO   

As the number of seats is limited, please register online by February 27. 



Presentation of Epic   Format: .pdf, size: 0.18MB Download  
Presentation of Zach Zaborny   Format: .pdf, size: 3.08MB Download  



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