Guest speakers

Discover all our guest speakers They will be present, either during formal sessions or in round table discussions, or will be in charge of facilitating the symposium.

Alberto Alberani

Alberto Alberani

Vice President of Legacoopsociali

Alberto Alberani

Alberto ALBERANI is Vice President of Legacoopsociali, an Italian federation of 2,000 social cooperatives with 120,000 employees and 4 billion euros turnover. Since 1996, he has been working for Legacoop in Emilia Romagna where he is currently responsible for social, health and educational policy.
He is also Secretary General of the Arfie European Association, and a member of the National Observatory for Disability Policy in Italy.

Adamou Amadou Souley

Adamou Amadou Souley

FabLab Manager, Web / Multimedia and manager of HandiLab at the UBO Open Factory

Adamou Amadou Souley

Adamou Amadou Souley is FabLab Manager, Web / Multimedia and manager of HandiLab at the UBO Open Factory. Created at the initiative of the UBO and inspired by the fablab model, the UBO Open Factory is an open laboratory of multidisciplinary innovation. It brings together people from different backgrounds (disciplines, status, visions, age, etc.) in order to stimulate the scientific culture, creativity, motivation, entrepreneurship and innovation of everyone. The UBO Open Factory is organized in laboratories. The HandiLab offers to collaborate and cooperate to improve the everyday life of people with disabilities.

Docteur Roger Banks

Docteur Roger Banks

Psychiatrist

Docteur Roger Banks

Psychiatrist for 27 years, lecturer at Bangor University, he is currently in charge of NHS England's "Intellectual Disability" program and President of the European Association for Mental Health and Intellectual Disability (EAMHID).

Roger Banks is author and board member of "Books Beyond Words," fasicules without words for and co-produced by people with learning disabilities, of which he will present 4 publications on job search, as well as alternative ways of working (volunteering, self-employment ...).

Véronique Brunet-Bertineaud

Véronique Brunet-Bertineaud

Coordinator of Aresat Bretagne and the instructor of "different and skilled"

Véronique Brunet-Bertineaud

Véronique Brunet-Bertineaud is a coordinator of Aresat Bretagne and the instructor of "different and skilled". This dispositive of recognition relies on prior experiential learning and has been initiated by the Aresat Bretagne thanks to European funds (2002-2008 / 2012-2013).
The "RAE" allows any person to obtain recognition for his or her professional capacities in a professional reference frame of common law to evolve during his or her life.
The dispositive is nowadays addressed to ESAT (centers providing care through employment) workers, employees in sheltered company and in structures for insertion through economic activity, young people in medical and social institutes as well as educational therapeutic and pedagogic institutes.

 

Alain Blanc

Alain Blanc

Sociologist

Alain Blanc

A sociologist, University professor, member of the LaRAC research laboratory on learning in context, Université Grenoble Alpes.


"There is a social contradiction between deficient bodies and work (human relationship to nature, division of labour and work organisation). That does not mean that people with disabilities do not know how or do not want to work, or are even unable to be qualified: but that the usual  labour conditions mean that disability and work either do not meet up, or do so poorly or insufficiently, due to imbalances of skills and gaps between expectations and possibilities, e.g. between employers and disabled job-seekers. "

Denis Cassoni

Denis Cassoni

Denis Cassoni

After his training in electronics, Denis Cassoni worked for 6 years in the field of aeronautical maintenance within the army. He did a series of temporary works for several years afterwards. He describes himself as a perfectionist, perhaps too much, to the extent that he spends hours perfecting his work, sometimes by risking his health. He is now without paid employment but isn’t without work. He has two essential functions, the first as a family caregiver and the second by bringing his computer skills to the fab lab of the “maison pour tous” of Kerfeunteun, in Quimper, with beautiful achievements on top of everything. Even though he considers himself not "economically profitable", the social utility of his work cannot be disputed.

Filippo Cavallo

Filippo Cavallo

Professor at the BioRobotics Institute of Pise

Filippo Cavallo

Filippo Cavallo,  Phd in Bioengineering, is Assistant Professor at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, (Pisa, Italy), focusing on cloud and social robotics, wireless and wearable sensor systems, biomedical processing, acceptability and ICT roadmapping. He participated in various National and European projects and currently is principal investigator of the DAPHNE Project on Parkinson disease and Work Package responsible in ACCRA (H2020 on social robotics for active and healthy ageing) and Centauro (Tuscany Region on service robotics for industry 4.0).  

He is a specialist of  Service and Assistive Robotics for Ambient Assisted Living  and wearable sensor network for musculoskeletal modeling of human body and their application to biomechanics, gesture analysis and human motion measurement.

Sébastien  Chambres

Sébastien Chambres

Actor

Sébastien Chambres

He initially trained in computer engineering, then held positions as a consulting engineer and key-accounts engineer. Concurrently, he acted in Improv theatre. Today he is an actor and artistic director. He participated in the collective writing of the show "all the same, all different", to educate employees of companies to understand different types of disabilities and to welcome colleagues with disabilities. He has just created the troupe Appoggiature. He uses his experience from the business environment to propose in-house company training, courses and specially designed shows

Jérôme Colson

Jérôme Colson

Director of the sheltered workshops of Tricentenaire and its training center

Jérôme Colson

Jérôme Colson is the director of the sheltered workshops of Tricentenaire and its training center (basic vocational training center).
The “Ateliers du Tricentenaire” (Tricentenaire ‘s workshops) cooperative offers a remunerated work within an economic production unit to disabled workers.
The “Ateliers du Tricentenaire”, among other things, propose continuing education, personalized support, adapted professional practices as well as the recognition of prior learning by evolution checkpoints and the creation of a portfolio of skills.


The training centre related to the “Ateliers du Tricentenaire” welcomes 9 interns with disabilities. It offers a professional training based on the disabled person’s life plan by highlighting and developing the required skills in order to get a job on the labour market or in sheltered workshops. It does constitute a real stepping stone towards a work in sheltered workshops or in ordinary work environment.  

 

Danielle Dave

Danielle Dave

Autism and TED Consultant

Danielle Dave

Danielle Dave is a Belgian citizen who had a first university degree in Biological Sciences, then a professional experience in the field of photography. Her active involvement as a parent in understanding the functioning of her autistic child has led her to question her own functioning. This is how Asperger's syndrome was diagnosed for her. After several years of volunteer work in the community with autism, Danielle Dave wanted to make a career transition. She completed her knowledge with a Diploma of Advanced University on Autism and other Developmental Disorders at Le Mirail University, Toulouse, France and created Autism Consultancy & TED, to help people with autism, to their family and entourage as well as to professionals in any sector. Her most important areas of work are training, coaching and information in the broadest sense.

Marea De Bruijn

Marea De Bruijn

Job coach

Marea De Bruijn

Marea de Bruijn is an independent job coach working to achieve recognition for people with disabilities in the workplace. She endeavours to find the best possible working environment for the people she supports – her  clients.

Her expertise lies in support and inclusion of people with autism, in the world of business.

Jean-Paul Departe

Jean-Paul Departe

Electronic laboratory engineer at the Physiotherapy and Functional Rehabilitation Mutual Center of Kerpape

Jean-Paul Departe

Jean Paul Departe is an electronic laboratory engineer at the Physiotherapy and Functional Rehabilitation Mutual Center of Kerpape. He has been leading the laboratory since 1981 and has participated in numerous research projects.

The main mission of the service is to enable people with disabilities, hosted in Kerpape, to increase their independence and autonomy through the use, the adaptation and the development of electronic and computer technical aids: movement assistance, help for the communication, access to ICT, home automation and help with rehabilitation. Since 1981, this transversal service is taking place within the global and multidisciplinary care of severe pathologies with all professionals: doctors, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physiotherapists and educational teams (school, secondary school ...)

Toni Espinal Freixas

Toni Espinal Freixas

Executive Director of Fondation Ampans

Toni Espinal Freixas

Executive Director of Fondation Ampans (Catalonia, Spain) since 1987. At the time Ampans welcomed 140 people with intellectual disability. Since then, the foundation has continuously grown to become a referent of care for people in the region. Currently the foundation supports around 2000 people, through 700 professionals. President of the Catalan Coordination of Residential Centers of 2004-2008 and founding member of FOCA, Forum for Quality in 2006, he will present at a round table the professional activities of the Foundation (restaurant, cheese, wine production, supermarket…).

Stéphane Forgeron

Stéphane Forgeron

Director of LADAPT

Stéphane Forgeron

Graduated from HEC PARIS in 2007, with a specialization in management & new technologies, Stéphane Forgeron has 15 years of professional experience in non-production purchasing and internal audit, as well as various functions abroad. He has also been a director of LADAPT for 10 years, working to promote supported employment in France. Finally, through innovative practices developed across the Atlantic in marketing (universal design), he tries to persuade leaders of large groups that the integration of people with disabilities can contribute to business strategy. During the conference he will speak on the theme: "Work, right or duty?”.

Annette Fréoux

Annette Fréoux

Director of a sheltered company and an « ESAT »

Annette Fréoux

Annette Fréoux is the director of a sheltered company  and an « ESAT » (« Institution and Services for Support through Work ») belonging to the « Mutualité 29-56 » group. This diversified range of services enables each worker with a disability to find a suitable employment solution that can be adapted to the abilities and wishes of each employee. This evolution is also possible through professional support adapted throughout their career. The forms of employment are multiple : in "shletered" establishments,  in provision to the open labour market, and last formula, the supported employment. "Even if one can note a development of the legislator towards less institutions ... the world of the shetered work presents many assets for a public in great difficulty of insertion towards the purely " market "system ".

Magdalena Kolasa

Magdalena Kolasa

Psychologist in the Social Support Association “Me-You-Us”

Magdalena Kolasa

She is a psychologist in the Social Support Association “Me-You-Us” working with social companies employing persons with disabilities and those endangered by social exclusion. She helps the employer to face the difficulties associated with the specificity of working with people with special needs and employees adapt to the new workplace and meet professional responsibilities. The second area of her involvement is working with families, rebuilding good relationships and better communication. She is also a trainer of psychosocial skills, leading workshops in the field of stress and burnout, communication, motivation to work, and management of emotions. Additional Magdalena is the owner of an educational company with activities for children and their parents Baby Club Cafe in Łódź. She graduated in Psychology at the University of Lodz, Trainer of Training and Psychological Workshop, Needs-based Coaching Training, Postgraduate Studies in Nonviolent Communication, Family Therapy and Short Term Therapy Training in Polish Milton H. Erickson Institute.

Agnieszka Kołodziejczak

Agnieszka Kołodziejczak

Social businesses project manager at JA TY MY

Agnieszka Kołodziejczak

Born in 1976 in Lodz, deaf from birth and reading from lips. She graduated with award from the Textile and Fashion Faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz and from the Philosophy Institute of Lodz University. She is the grant holder of the Norwegian government in the field of the fine arts in Kunsthogskolen in Bergen (2003/2004). Agnieszka participates in many artistic open air workshops, individual and group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. She got the honorary title of "Lady D" of the Lodz Province in the field of culture and art in 2015 and was also the conqueror of the special award in Poland the same year. She is experienced with work in non-governmental organizations (as secretary, president, project coordinator, therapy trainer). She is also a specialist for the monitoring of projects in the Social Support Association “Me-You-Us” in Lodz (certified Social Economy Support Centre). She is the co-founder of the Group of Deaf Artists and the studio-gallery MEOK in Lodz. Her passions are the painting, the poetry, photography, voluntary activities and writing. She is interested in Scandinavian culture and Scandinavian languages as well as learning foreign languages (English, Spanish, Polish Sign Language, and Norwegian).

Virginie Labarre

Virginie Labarre

Member of the association Asperans

Virginie Labarre

Member of the association Asperansa, she had a rich career path before being diagnosed with autism and Asperger over the age of 40 years old. She previously acquired skills thanks to trainings in the departments of animation and administration office. Her passions allowed her to develop strong artistic and sports capacities. She also holds a national certificate in Kung Fu. « The movement is codified, it is not implied ». On her CV, we find experiences as organizer, special needs assistant, waitress, seller and secretary. However, it is often experiences of several months or a few years that end. «The implicit is difficult for me. On a post of secretary, I had to filter the calls. I filtered a Minister. »
The work is important for her. « I want to be useful and use my capacities at the service of the company». Being diagnosed helped her to understand why her journey was fraught with difficulties when she had to think of a new professional project.

 

Philippe Labbé

Philippe Labbé

Ethnologist and sociologist

Philippe Labbé

Philippe Labbé is an ethnologist and sociologist. He is also a research associate at the LADEC laboratory, Université de Haute-Bretagne (Rennes). He has worked for thirty years in evaluating public policies (employment, training, integration, local development) and in inclusion project engineering, and has published numerous articles and books.


The anthropological revolution of/in our relation to work: Questioning the way we relate to work (instrumental, social, symbolic relations) undeniably reveals the sweeping anthropological change which is taking place today before our very eyes. Whereas, over several centuries work as been a major, or even the main "integrator", its role in socialisation and in the construction of social identities is lessening, becoming secondary, and could even become negligible in the short term.

Jacques Le Goff

Jacques Le Goff

University professor

Jacques Le Goff

Professor emeritus, former labour inspector and columnist for the Ouest France daily newspaper for the past 40 years, Jacques Le Goff is a jurist, sociologist and philosopher with a sense of humour. Why should jurists be killjoys? Humour helps us live. Humour can even cure you, as he said in "L'humour, c'est sérieux!" published by Apogée, a little book that one of his listeners said should be reimbursed by Social Security.

Jacques Le Goff will act as the red thread. He will open the symposium and conclude each half-day's session with a brief summary and some insights.

Rodrigue Le Houx

Rodrigue Le Houx

APF employee

Rodrigue Le Houx

Rodriguee LE HOUX worked at "3 suisses" during 3 years taking online orders. Then, he took the opportunity to integrate the GIRPHE as telesales representative. After his telemarketing training at the institute of HAUTES THEBAUDIERES, specialized in visual impairments, he integrated in 2013, the adapted business 3 I Concept, to deal with unaddressed mails and qualify sensitive data. The work is rewarding for Rodriguee. It enables him to have his role in society. It is especially a vector of recognition in the eyes of his family environment.

David Le Port

David Le Port

Employment and Disability Service Manager - SAMSIC Group

David Le Port

Samsic develops a global offer and a complementary offer of services under Samsic Facility and Samsic RH with the aim to enhance the work environment and the human resources of its customers, allowing them to fully focus on their core business.

David Le Port joined Samsic to conceive and deploy an employment policy in favor of disabled people. Formerly, he worked in the domains of special education, integration training and employment retention.

Samsic now has a disability & employment service made up of six co-workers. He will share with us the motivations and the responsibilities of the group Samsic with the implementation of such employment policy.

Thumette Léon & Nolùen Le Buhé

Thumette Léon & Nolùen Le Buhé

Artists

Thumette Léon & Nolùen Le Buhé

Thumette Léon is a singer, dancer, choreographer. Native from Lorient, she had long wanted to practice "singing to answer" : the art of traditional singers around her in Brittany. That she is deaf deep since the birth does not change anything : Thumette sings in « singing sign » and dance in « choresign », two very rich artistic languages ​​elaborated from the LSF, the French sign language. Thumette is also a translator-interpreter. It fell well: Nolùen Le Buhé, traditional Breton singer of the most famous, often heard say at the end of her concerts : "what is beautiful ! But it's a pity that we do not understand ... " Thus was born KLEW, a show for the little ones as for the olders, playful, euphoric, where the senses are at the party. A bilingual show, made for those who speak neither of the two languages.

Eric Molinié

Eric Molinié

General Secretary of Dalkia

Eric Molinié

Eric Molinié is the General Secretary of Dalkia, an EDF group company and the president of the Ethics group commission of EDF. In 2016, he published a testimonial book "Vivant" on his various associative and public commitments: he was president of the High Authority for the Fight against Discrimination and for Equality, vice-president of the French association APF, president of the French Association against muscular dystrophies AFM-telethon and president of the Samu Social in Paris. He laments that France gets behind with the accessibility of buildings welcoming the public and the means of transport.  He believes that "stereotypes are the main obstacle to the integration of people with disabililies.

Régine Monti-Tessier

Régine Monti-Tessier

PhD in management sciences on foresight

Régine Monti-Tessier

Régine Monti-Tessier holds a PhD in management sciences on foresight (Cnam), is a graduate of Sciences-Po Paris, holds a DEA postgraduate degree in economics from Paris I and a Master's degree in management from Paris IX Dauphine. She is director of GERPA, and led the study on "Enterprises, work and disabilities: foresight 2025". (ADAPT, Société générale, GERPA, Handirect, Les Jardins de la cité, SNCF, Orange, Sage, BPCE, ADP, Malakoff, le CNAM and Agefiph).

Foresight also means bringing about desired changes. The study identified thirteen essential forms of leverage to develop employment and work for people with disabilities, four of which should take priority: promoting vocational training; growing the number of young people with disabilities who are in general high schools and in higher education, with a compulsory 6% of student bodies;  supporting the hiring effort in small and medium-sized enterprises; and finally, promoting innovation within the protected and adapted sector, to create more links with the mainstream environment.

Jean-Jacques Morvan

Jean-Jacques Morvan

In charge for Crédit Mutuel ARKEA disability assignment

Jean-Jacques Morvan

After working 30 years with the Crédit Mutuel ARKEA  group in banking functions, Jean-Jacques Morvan joined the direction of the human resources department to fund the "Mission Handicap" as part of an agreement on the employment of people with disabilities. In 7 years, the number of recognized employees has doubled. The group considers that en employee with a disability is an employee like another and that maintaining jobs is a priority. The training is one of the leverage for this employability.

Frédéric Orlach

Frédéric Orlach

Manager of the company FIIISH

Frédéric Orlach

Manager of the company FIIISH created in 2010 with Matthieu and Pierre GUENNAL. Starting from scratch, if not the taste of entrepreneurship coupled with the passion of recreational fishing, the three friends will, in a few years, impose their mark in the French and European leisure fishing community. For Frédéric, also a member of the Center of Young Managers (CJD) whose creed is to position the economy at the service of man and not the other way around, the company has every interest, in its component human resources to be a reflection society at large. Frédéric will tell us about his successful collaboration on several levels with ESAT from Finistère and that of Brest in particular.

Isabelle Pellé

Isabelle Pellé

Disability, Territory and Corporate Social Responsibility Correspondent - Crédit Agricole

Isabelle Pellé

Crédit Agricole bases his development on shared values of cohesion, openness and responsibility.
Since 2006, the regional banking network of Crédit Agricole has set up an ambitious agreement in favor of people with disabilities though the association HECA. Since 5 years, Isabelle Pellé is the disability correspondent in Finistère. Her assignments revolve around an individualized support at each stage of the employee’s career: recruitment; integration; workstations’ adjustment and financial contribution of equipment; as well as the communication and awareness of disability for everyone.

 

Yoann Piplin

Yoann Piplin

Assignment Manager for UNEA

Yoann Piplin

Yoan Piplin is a reflexive practitioner, specialist of network project management, in alternative teaching and in the field of disability. He had always undertaken to create a link and his career testifies of this commitment. He is nowadays in charge of assignments at UNEA, previously responsible for ARESAT Bretagne, and also in charge of the training of a department dedicated to disability and integration trainer.
A journey at the heart of the associative tinged with activism to contribute to the dynamics of reciprocity, cooperation and innovation through substantive work to expand our action and training framework.

 

Albert Prevos

Albert Prevos

The President of the French Council of Disabled Persons for European Affairs (CFHE)

Albert Prevos

Albert PREVOS is Inspector General of the Honorary National Education. He has been Director of European and International Relations at the Ministry of National Education, Director of the Higher Education and Research. He also directed the National Center for University Studies (CNOUS) and the International Center for Pedagogical Studies in Sèvres (CIEP). He was associate professor at Paris I University and Paris IV University. He is now president of the Council of the Higher School of Professorship and Education (ESPE) of Limoges.
He was president of the French Commission working group on inclusive education of UNESCO.
Father of an adult with multiple disabilities, he is currently vice-president of the French Disability Council for European Affairs (CFHE) and previously served as president from 2014 to 2018. Until June 2017, he was vice-president of the federation APAJH.
He is a member of the National Advisory Council for People with Disabilities (CNCPH), the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) and the Executive Committee of the European Disability Forum (EDF).

 

Annaïg Rozec

Annaïg Rozec

Sevel Services Employee

Annaïg Rozec

Annaïg Rozec handled personal care assistant missions and hospital worker missions before joining Sevel Services in 2008. She handled several functions, in service and property sector. In 2015, helped by the social and professional life support service, she worked on the open labour market. She will testify about this experience and what made her decide to stay in a sheltered company.

Olga Rosenbergerová

Olga Rosenbergerová

Director of the TRIGON

Olga Rosenbergerová

Director of the TRIGON Association in Ostrava (Czech Republic), and president of the NAPROTI Cooperative who manages the "Bar à lait" that she created, she will present the training techniques of the workers of this supported company (of which she is also the manager), including role plays.
Since 2006 she organizes European Disability Days in Ostrava, and participates actively in observation procedures on legislative proposals in the Czech Republic. She gives courses to the students of the Institute of Specialized Pedagogical Studies at the Pedagogical Faculty of Olomouc, and to the Faculty of Social Studies at Ostrava.

She holds the national award "Woman of the region" (2014) and that of the Mayor of the city of Ostrava for an exceptional contribution to the integration of people with disabilities in society (2005).

Romain Schoos

Romain Schoos

Graduate educator in sheltered workshop in APEMH association (Luxembourg)

Romain Schoos

Romain Schoos is a caseworker within the "Parc Merveilleux", a workshop handled by the APEMH association and the first touristic destination in Luxembourg.

He has worked for 35 years with people with intellectual disability. He contributed in the 2000s to the development of a pictographic system used to strengthen the work autonomy of supervised workers. From the beginning, he looked at the possibilities offered by new technologies for people with intellectual disability.

 

Dominique Velche

Dominique Velche

Researcher

Dominique Velche

Dominique Velche, a researcher at EHESP-MSSH, has conducted a study spanning several years on employment policies implemented in European Union countries. He has authored many comparative studies on public policies favouring people with disabilities.

He has sought to better understand why seemingly identical measures in different European countries can display quite different results which are difficult to compare. He has also studied how the so-called passive (allowances) and active (incentives to work) options are linked together in policies of countries with different issues and resources. His new book is in preparation to be published in 2018.

Alain Vilbrod

Alain Vilbrod

Lecturer and researcher

Alain Vilbrod

A lecturer and researcher at Université de Bretagne Occidentale, he holds a DEA postgraduate degree in ethnology and a PhD in  Sociology. He works at the LABERS sociology studies and research laboratory. He conducted the study on "Students with disabilities facing the job market: inclusion is underway, but many challenges remain"

The inclusion of students with disabilities is indeed underway within our universities. However, there is also cause to analyse the reasons why France fell so far behind in the period from 1970 -2000. As for their future and and their presence on the job market, we shall measure the fairly positive changes. But it must be emphasised that there is an entire fringe of people with disabilities who are still a long way from being employed. We can also examine the situation of students who, once they have completed their studies, maintain the status of disabled person, whether or not by choice. Not all of them do so, far from it, in fact.

Didier Vinches

Didier Vinches

Director of CFA Synergie-handicap

Didier Vinches

Didier VINCHES is the Director of CFA Spécialisé Synergie-handicap.

Created in 1997, the CFAS is a regional system for adapted learning in an "outreach" approach. SynergieHandicap facilitates the necessary links with social and medico-social support services, to comprehensively take account of the needs and requirements of the person (living accommodation, assistance and support, etc.) and supports the development of quality in training courses and in hosting people with disabilities on cooperative work-study courses. Synergie handicap is also developing innovative projects to further the integration of people with disabilities.

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