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European Skills Plus competition

Competitors from six countries are about to prove that disabilities are not a barrier to professional success, as they take part in a European skills showcase with the emphasis on inclusivity.

The first European Skills Plus competition for young people with labour disabilities will get under way in the Netherlands on 16 March, with 13 teams competing in a series of activities to decide the best European Skills team for 2017.

The event is organized by WorldSkills Netherlands and the Pro Work Foundation, which promotes the career development of people with disabilities, and is supported by Erasmus+ - the European Union programme aimed at supporting education, training, youth and sport.

As part of the Dutch national event “Skills The Finals”, at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, the competition will feature four disciplines designed to show that people with disabilities deserve to have their professional abilities challenged, and assessed, in the same way as everyone else.

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