Randstad Foundation-UOC Chair in Disability, Employment and Social Innovation

Randstad Foundation-UOC Chair in Disability, Employment and Social Innovation

The Randstad Foundation-UOC Chair in Disability, Employment and Social Innovation, created in 2019, has a twofold goal: to help ensure disabled people's equal-opportunity access to the world of work and to generate knowledge and awareness about disability.

Through training, research, transfer and outreach activities, the Chair will seek to:

  • Improve disabled people's employability.
  • Equip professionals with skills for their specialization in disability and employment.
  • Support companies in the implementation of disability policies.
  • Foster social transformation and change toward an inclusive society, increasing awareness and knowledge of disability.

Fundacin Randstad

Management
UOC team
Advisory Board

Activities

Knowledge transfer and outreach

  • Seminar on critical disability, Barcelona
  • Seminar on diversities, Madrid
  • Lecture series: The state of affairs regarding employment and disabled people
  • Creation of the Coleccin Cuadernos
  • Having an effect on the social policies targeting disability and employment
  • Becoming a point of reference: Disability & Job

Training

  • Draw up proposals for courses on disability
  • Become a reference centre for training researchers and scholars in the field of disability
  • Promote internships and bachelor's degree or master's degree final projects on disability and employment
  • Offer grants and scholarships for disabled people

Research and social innovation

  • New projects on disability and employment
  • Apply for international research programmes
  • Promote research grants
  • Develop tools for the guidance and social inclusion of disabled people
  • Create a social innovation laboratory