Inclusion Europe took part in the European Citizen’s Award Ceremony at the European Parliament, and received an award for “My Talents. For Diversity” project on the 8 November 2022. European Parliament Vice-President and Chancellor of the European Citizen’s Prize Dita Charanzová awarded the diplomas to the winners.
“It made me extremely happy that the European Parliament has recognised our work for inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. The award is significant to the whole disability movement, and it encourages and empowers us all in our efforts towards a more equal Europe. I am proud that Inclusion Europe and our participating members have been able with our project My Talents for Diversity to highlight the indispensability of respecting everybody’s individual talent and skills when building inclusive and diverse European labor market.” Jyrki Pinomaa, President of Inclusion Europe
My Talents. For Diversity project
People with intellectual disabilities everywhere often find it very hard to find a job. Most of them do not work, and those who do often do not get a fair salary. The “My Talents for Diversity.” project worked on this issue by promoting diversity management amongst private and public employers.
The project mapped good practices in terms of inclusiveness around Europe and offered capacity building and training to employers and employees with intellectual disabilities. The trainings aimed to facilitate the process of employing people with intellectual disabilities, but also raised awareness amongst employers on the possibility of hiring them.
The European Citizen’s Prize recognises initiatives that contribute to European cooperation and the promotion of common values. The Award Ceremony took place in the European Parliament in Brussels. The event lasted from 7 to 9 November 2022. On 7 November, winners could visit and enjoy the city of Brussels and its institutions. The ceremony was on 8 November from 5pm to 7.30pm (CET).
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