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This project, co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF), aims to raise awareness on the subject of disability at national level, in order to participate in the present and future modernisation of the organisation of business and civil society in general.

Starting from the observation that companies in Luxembourg often lack information concerning theinclusion of people with disabilities, but that many companies that are signatories of the Diversity Charter have shown an interest in recruiting such profiles, IMS Luxembourg proposes to companies to address this issue through this project.


Would you like to take part in the project? Contact us directly at gabriela.guerrero@imslux.lu or meriem.badis@imslux.lu.

In collaboration with ADEM, the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social and Solidarity Economy, the Ministry of Family and Integration and through stakeholder consultation the project aimed to:


  • Inform Luxembourg employers and disseminate good practices regarding theinclusion of people with disabilities in the labour market, through the creation of a practical guide. Download the Guide. The practical guide (Handi)Cap' Emploi aims to raise awareness and propose concrete solutions around the theme of disability in companies. Aimed at employers, the guide gives you a quick overview of the different types of disability and the legal framework in Luxembourg, and then addresses the problems but above all the solutions that facilitate the integration of people with disabilities in your organisation. 
  • Three "Cafés pour l'Emploi" have been organised to put people with disabilities looking for a job in contact with companies that have vacancies and wish to hire people with disabilities.
  • These "Cafés pour l'Emploi" were preceded by workshops for disabled candidates and employers. The aim of these workshops was to prepare the two parties involved in the Job Café: on the one hand to raise awareness among employers and to give them ideas on how to successfully integrate people with disabilities into the company, and on the other hand to prepare candidates with disabilities for the format of the Job Café and for life in a company.
  • To ensure the evaluation and follow-up of the "Cafés pour l'Emploi".



Figures


3 Cafés pour l'Emploi
19 participating companies
37 recruiters
75 candidates with disabilities
for a hiring rate of 30%.


In collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy and the Ministry of the Family and Integration, the project will continue in 2018 and 2019 through the creation of an inter-company working group bringing together 10 companies and 2 associations: ALD Automotive, BEI, BIL, CGI, Deloitte, Hogan Lovells, Post, Sodexo, Ville de Luxembourg, Ville de Differdange, Info-Handicap and Coopérations s.c.. 


During the meetings of the working group, participants have the opportunity to stimulate reflection in order to develop a vision of disability in companies. Indeed, after having collectively reflected on the notion of disability in the workplace and the problems that can be associated with it, the participating organizations have positioned themselves on one or more themes for the continuation of the project: sourcing, the role of management and collective work, job retention and return to work, as well as performance and productivity.


In turn, the participating companies present their respective practices, but also reflect on possible solutions. Then they choose a project on which they wish to position themselves in order to test them internally, setting up project sheets.


The work of this group is documented in an e-book that you can consult here.

Between 2015 and 2017, the project led to the publication of a practical guide aimed at raising awareness and proposing concrete solutions around the theme of disability in the workplace, as well as a comprehensive communication kit to raise awareness among all the employees of an organisation.


 



The work of the group is published in an e-book released in May.




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