INSERTA-inspired project aids people with disabilities, showcases CSR practices of lotteries

EL’s co-operation with the European Disability Forum (EDF) to create jobs for persons with disabilities, as announced by EL’s President in the General Assembly in Krakow, will represent a good contribution by lotteries to SOCIETY, in line with EL’s strategy. This project was launched as a European pilot project based on the successful experience of the INSERTA project implemented by ONCE Foundation in Spain.

INSERTA Network activity with HR & CSR managers

Moreover, it will be an important collaboration between lotteries, European Institutions and national governments to achieve the objectives of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This project also involves the partnership of EDF, the organisation that represents the interests of more than 80 million persons with disabilities in Europe.

INSERTA in Spain

The INSERTA project in Spain is a co-operation agreement between ONCE Foundation and 75 large companies with strong CSR practices that include employment for people with disabilities as one of their main CSR goals. Through this agreement, ONCE Foundation helps to build inclusive and disability-friendly companies, working hand-in-hand to identify job opportunities, share value-inclusive initiatives, and provide a full range of HR consultancy services to companies and candidates according to their needs.

To achieve these goals, INSERTA has created two powerful tools:

  • INSERTA NETWORK: An open innovation network for more than 90 companies and private and public organizations to share best practices, tools and experiences for the purpose of including people with disabilities in the labour market. Its activities include seminars, workshops and communication campaigns;
  • POR TALENTO: A fully-accessible on-line training and employment platform based on a powerful data base, where jobseekers can upload their curriculum vitae or video CV and find available job offers and training courses, and companies can share their job offers and analyze the professional background of applicants.

This project, which is partially financed by European funding, has proven to be highly successful in Spain, leading to over 18 200 jobs for persons with disabilities since its inception. It is now generating a growth rate of more than 2 500 jobs a year in those companies.

To participate in the European pilot project based on INSERTA, participating lotteries are not obliged to entirely provide or finance the services that ONCE FOUNDATION is providing in Spain. The main role of the participating lottery will be to promote the signing of an INSERTA co-operation agreement in its home country involving large companies with CSR policies around disability and other organizations, with an aim of creating a consortium of organizations committed to creating jobs for people with disabilities beyond the national legal requirements, leveraging ONCE’s technical assistance and experience to meet the targets. This will be facilitated by the fact that many of the companies participating in the INSERTA project in Spain will be very interested in participating in a similar project with other Member States and engaging in the European pilot project. The organizations signing the agreement should include the national EDF member and, if necessary, an organization from the disability movement to provide the data base, the searching and the training services. The lottery, as a promoting partner in the consortium, should also offer jobs for people with disabilities and contribute to funding the project in line with its available resources, as is the case of Szerencsejáték in Hungary.

INSERTA in Hungary

The Hungarian National Lottery – Szerencsejáték Zrt. – has been actively participating in the social integration of employees with reduced capacity of work for 15 years.At the end of 2015, a trilateral cooperation agreement was signed between the Council for Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (Fogyatékos Emberek Szervezeteinek Tanácsa or FESZT – the Hungarian umbrella organization for people with disabilities), the National Organization of Spanish blind people (Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles or ONCE) and Szerencsejáték Zrt. The agreement was designed to foster the employment of people with reduced capacity for work, to promote sensitivity towards disability, and to share best international and domestic practices.

One of the main goals of the cooperation with ONCE was to adapt the INSERTA program in Hungary. In order to achieve this, a contract with the implementing partner (Tolerance-Training Ltd.) – having extensive experience in the social integration of people living with disabilities in Hungary – was signed in January, 2017. The forum has a website: www.inserta.hu

The objective in 2017 was to recruit committed members and to define the organizational framework for next year. The launch of the INSERTA Forum on 11th May 2017 successfully engaged various companies and institutions. The representatives of Szerencsejáték Zrt., FESZT, a representative of ONCE and several NGOs representing people with disabilities attended the event.

In 2017 further events were organized: 5 seminars, 6 workshops and 2 trainings. During these programmes several good examples of inclusion were demonstrated by participants with disabilities, keeping true to their motto, “Nothing about us, without us”. At the end of the year, 17 companies and organizations had formally joined the program as well.

Plans for 2018 will mainly focus on assisting the current and new member companies in the complex procedures of recruiting people with disabilities. FESZT will join INSERTA in providing professional guidance for the participating companies to ensure long-term sustainability.

In summary, the European pilot project around INSERTA will be an easy-to-implement CSR activity for lotteries and an excellent partnership with private companies and the European movement representing the interests of more than 80 million people in Europe. It will also have great potential to create employment for people with disabilities in Europe, in line with EL’s Strategy, and will have a significant impact in terms of European Institutions and society.

McDonalds and ONCE Foundation CEO´s signing the INSERTA Agreement

INSERTA workshop in Budapest

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Synopsis

Français

Les projets soutenus par INSERTA aident les personnes atteintes d’un handicap et illustrent à merveille les pratiques CSR des opérateurs.

Comme l’a annoncé le PDG d’EL lors de notre Assemblée Générale à Cracovie, EL coopère avec le Forum Européen des Personnes Handicapées (FEPH) en vue de créer des emplois pour les personnes atteintes d’un handicap, et cette collaboration, qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de la stratégie d’EL, représente une contribution positive à la SOCIÉTÉ de la part des opérateurs. Ce projet a été lancé en tant que projet pilote au niveau européen, en s’appuyant sur la réussite du projet INSERTA mis en oeuvre par la Fondation ONCE en Espagne.

En Espagne, le projet INSERTA repose sur un accord de coopération entre la Fondation ONCE et 75 grandes entreprises accordant une grande importance à la CSR, et dont le but est de favoriser l’insertion professionnelle des personnes atteintes d’un handicap, en utilisant deux outils puissants : le réseau INSERTA, un réseau d’innovation ouvert qui compte plus de 90 entreprises et organisations (privées et publique), et POR TALENTO, une plateforme de formation et de recherche d’emploi entièrement accessible.

Ce projet, financé en partie par des fonds européens, a connu un grand succès en Espagne, où il a permis de créer plus de 18 200 emplois pour les personnes atteintes d’un handicap depuis ses débuts. Il permet actuellement de créer plus de 2500 emplois par an dans ces entreprises (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNTLFAJLi3E).

Pour participer au projet pilote basé sur INSERTA, les opérateurs participants ne sont tenus de fournir (ou de financer) l’intégralité des services proposés par la FONDATION ONCE en Espagne. Le rôle principal de la loterie sera de promouvoir la signature d’un accord de coopération INSERTA dans son pays d’origine, en impliquant les grandes entreprises et les autres organisations, et en s’appuyant sur l’expérience et l’assistance technique de la ONCE pour atteindre ces objectifs, comme cela a pu être le cas pour Szerencsejáték en Hongrie.

Español

Un proyecto inspirado en INSERTA ayuda a personas con discapacidad y muestra las prácticas CSR (Responsabilidad Social Corporativa) de las loterías

La cooperación de EL con el Foro Europeo de la Discapacidad (EDF) para crear puestos de trabajo para personas con discapacidad, tal y como anunció el presidente de EL en la Asamblea general de Cracovia, supondrá una contribución positiva de las loterías a la SOCIEDAD, en línea con la estrategia de EL. Este proyecto se lanzó como proyecto piloto europeo en base al éxito del proyecto INSERTA implementado por la Fundación ONCE en España.

El proyecto INSERTA de España es un acuerdo de cooperación entre la Fundación ONCE y 75 grandes empresas con fuertes prácticas CSR que incluyen el empleo de personas con discapacidad como uno de sus principales objetivos CSR mediante dos potentes herramientas: la RED INSERTA, una red abierta de innovación para más de 90 empresas y organizaciones públicas y privadas, y POR TALENTO, una plataforma digital de formación y empleo totalmente accesible.

Este proyecto, financiado parcialmente con fondos europeos, ha tenido un gran éxito en España, dando trabajo a más de 18.200 personas con discapacidad desde su inicio. Ahora genera un índice de crecimiento de más de 2.500 empleos al año en dichas empresas (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNTLFAJLi3E).

Para participar en el proyecto piloto europeo basado en INSERTA, las loterías participantes no están obligadas a proporcionar o financiar la totalidad de los servicios que la FUNDACIÓN ONCE proporciona en España. El principal papel de la lotería será promover la firma de un acuerdo de cooperación INSERTA en su país que implique a grandes empresas y otras organizaciones, haciendo uso de la experiencia y la asistencia técnica de la ONCE para alcanzar los objetivos, como ha sido el caso de Szerencsejáték en Hungría.

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INSERTA-inspiriertes Projekt hilft Menschen mit Behinderungen, stellt CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) der Lotterien unter Beweis

Auf der Generalversammlung in Krakau stellt der Präsident von EL die Zusammenarbeit von EL mit dem Europäischen Behindertenforum (EDF) zur Schaffung von Arbeitsplätzen von Menschen mit Behinderungen vor und stellt so den gesellschaftlichen Beitrag der Lotterien unter Beweis. Das Projekt wurde basierend auf dem erfolgreichen INSERTA-Projekt der ONCE Foundation in Spanien als europäisches Pilotprojekt ins Leben gerufen.

Das INSERTA-Projekt in Spanien ist eine Kooperationsvereinbarung zwischen der ONCE Foundation und 75 großen Unternehmen mit einer starken CSR-Praxis [Corporate Social Responsibility (Soziale Unternehmensverantwortung)], die die Beschäftigung von Menschen mit Behinderungen zu einem ihrer zentralen CSR-Ziele gemacht haben. Dazu verwenden sie zwei Tools: das INSERTA NETWORK, ein offenes Innovationsnetzwerk für mehr als 90 Unternehmen und private und staatliche Organisationen, und POR TALENTO, eine barrierefreie Online-Plattform für Schulungen und Jobsuche.

Dieses teilweise aus europäischen Mitteln finanzierte Projekt war in Spanien extrem erfolgreich und hat seit seiner Gründung über 18.200 Stellen an Menschen mit Behinderungen vermittelt. Die Wachstumsrate liegt derzeit bei über 2.500 Stellen pro Jahr in diesen Unternehmen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNTLFAJLi3E).

Um am europäischen INSERTA-inspirierten Pilotprojekt teilzunehmen, müssen teilnehmende Lotterien die Leistungen der ONCE Foundation in Spanien nicht in Gänze bereitstellen oder finanzieren. Die Hauptaufgabe besteht vielmehr darin, in ihrem Land eine INSERTA-Kooperationsvereinbarung mit großen Unternehmen und anderen Organisationen abzuschließen. Um dieses Ziel zu erreichen, können sie sich, wie Szerencsejáték in Ungarn unter Beweis gestellt hat, auf die Unterstützung und die Erfahrung von ONCE verlassen.

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