“The people with disabilities are the first to lose their jobs and the last to be hired in the present circumstances the country is experiencing,” National Confederation of Disabled People in Greece president Yiannis Vardakastanis on Tuesday underlined.
Speaking in the 3rd Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility entitled “People with disability and the right to inclusion: what is the role of anthropocentric companies?” organised by the Economist group, he stressed that the disabled are more vulnerable to unemployment compared with the rest of the population and it is far more difficult for them to achieve economic recovery.

Deputy Interior Minister Paris Koukoulopoulos acknowledged that in a period of crisis the disabled are more likely to face poverty and social exclusion, adding that an effort is being made to deal with the problem of welfare benefit cuts and deteriorating social structures.