Zugänglichkeit – Hilfsmittel
Die Roma sind eine der größten ethnischen Minderheiten in Europa. In den EU-Mitgliedstaaten leben etwa 10 bis 12 Millionen Roma.
Born in a small village near Vilnius in the 1930s, Aldona Mikalauskiene has witnessed first-hand some of Europe’s greatest upheavals, from the atrocities of the Second World War to difficulties and conflict under Soviet rule, to eventual independence for her small nation of Lithuania.
“Like many people today, I use computers both for business and pleasure. Knowing how to get the most out of these technologies means a better life and a more promising future.”
Mogens Lausen has an outgoing and engaging personality, but he wasn’t always that way.
“I like my work,” says Biliana Filipova, from Dupnitsa in Bulgaria. “I’m constantly on the move and every day is different.”
Tsvetan Ivanov's philosophy of life is very clear: “Helping each other makes us all stronger,” he says. “Looking after number one is not a policy I agree with.”
Menschen mit Behinderungen machen ein Sechstel der EU-Bevölkerung im erwerbsfähigen Alter aus, aber ihre Erwerbsquoten sind im Vergleich zu Nichtbehinderten niedrig.
2010 ist zum Europäischen Jahr zur Bekämpfung von Armut und sozialer Ausgrenzung ausgerufen worden.
Fiorella, 50, lived on the streets of Bologna, Italy, for two years before starting a vocational training course designed for homeless people.
Peter Meller and his wife Olga are settling into their new home in Magdeburg, in Saxony in the east of Germany, where Peter has recently started a job as a software programmer for a small engineering firm.