Euro 2012 to offer more opportunities for disabled Ukrainians


Preparation for the European Football Championship in 2012 will offer more jobs for disabled people in Ukraine, said Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Sergiy Tigipko.

He made a point that special attention needs to be paid to social inclusion and employment of disabled people. 

‘When a person works, he/she feels responsible for his/her work and is included into social life. There are 2.6 million disabled people in Ukraine, a quarter of them is employed. The government will make their best to make disabled people feel comfortable in everyday life and work’ – said Tigipko.

Special working groups will be created to revise legislation concerning disabled people and develop a plan of their social inclusion and employment.


Sergiy Tigipko