Today and tomorrow the Committee is hosting a joint conference of the European Disability Forum and the European Trade Union Confederation on fighting discrimination against people with disabilities in their access to employment and training. In the opening session this morning, in addition to EESC President Staffan Nilsson, we heard from the ETUC’s Secretary General, John Monks (in the picture) and Yannis Vardakastanis, President of the European Disability Forum, who is blind and one of the EESC’s most active members (Greece, Various Interests Group).