Luxembourg's employment agency, ADEM, has announced it will organise another edition of the “DUOday” initiative on Thursday 16 November 2023.
According to ADEM, the event has been successful in recent years, which is why it will take place again this year, in collaboration with Luxembourg’s Ministry of Family Affairs, Integration and the Greater Region and the Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy.
Created in 2008 in Ireland, the DUOday concept aims to raise awareness in businesses concerning the topic of disability. Taken up by Belgium, France, Sweden and the Netherlands, among other countries, the organisations initiating this event expressed the wish to transform DUOday into a European action.
The day’s main concept is for businesses to open their doors to a disabled person. A volunteer employee then creates a DUO with this person in order to allow them active participation in their usual professional tasks and/or observation of their work.
This initiative has several objectives. For the company, this allows it to discover the skills of employees with disabilities, to involve, empower and value its employees and to open its doors to diversity and disability in particular. For the disabled person, the objective is to discover an ordinary work environment, to define or specify one's career plan, to start an integration path and to convince an employer of their skills in terms of inclusion, performance and autonomy.