Workability International was founded in 1987. Workability Europe was the first Regional Group to be formed by the European members of Workability International in 1995. Originally known as International Organisation for the Provision of Work for People with Disabilities who are Occupationally Handicapped (IPWH), the organisation adopted its current name at its World AGM in January 2002.
Today, Workability Europe is the largest employer body representing providers of work and employment services to people with disabilities in Europe. It has nearly 40 member organisations located in more than 20 countries. The growing membership provides work programmes for over 1,250,000 disabled people.
Workability Europe cooperates with the European Institutions and strives to contribute to EU's Disability and Social Agenda. It is a founding member of the European Disability Forum (EDF) and the European Network of Service Providers in Employment and Rehabilitation (ENSPER) and a member of the Platform of European Social NGOs, Business & Disability European Network and the European Council for Non-Profit Organisations (CEDAG). Workability Europe also works closely with other international organisations, employers, trade unions and relevant NGOs.