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.
After two successful (Handi)Cap’Emploi projects, the Diversity Charter is now working on the third project aiming to create new forms of collaboration in between sheltered workshops (AIP) and organisations from the public and private sector. The second objective of this project is the creation of a “Handicap Welcome Checklist”.
A working group, composed of AIP and public and private organisations, started working together last October 14 under the guidance of the Diversity Charter’s team and an expert.
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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:
3 Cafés pour l'Emploi
19 participating companies
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 organisations 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.