Adecco engages and partners with selected governmental and non-governmental organisations and cultivates social and institutional dialogue globally. We support the role of our industry through our membership of Ciett and interaction with key global stakeholders such as the ILO and the EU. Additionally, the Adecco Group became a Strategic Partner of the World Economic Forum in 2011, after joining the Forum as an Industry Partner in 2009. We contribute to debates bringing an informed human resources perspective to key issues facing various industry sectors and the world economy and society at large.
The IOC & IPC Athlete Career Programmes
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athlete Career Programmes are designed to help high-performing athletes, as well as Olympians and Paralympians, to address their education, life skills and employment needs in order to enhance their prospects for success beyond competition. The focus of Adecco's role is to provide career development and job placement support to help ease the challenges that athletes face while they transition into the workforce. The programmes have been in place since 2005 (IOC) and 2007 (IPC) respectively, reaching out to more than 8,500 Olympic and Paralympic athletes around the world.
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The International Olympic Committee IOC Athlete Career Programme
To ensure athletes are doing everything possible to perform at their best when it counts, the IOC Athlete Career Programme provides guidance and the necessary tools to help them successfully manage training, competition as well as the challenges and opportunities of day-to-day life as an elite athlete.
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The International Paralympic Committee IPC Athlete Career Programme
In 2007, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) joined with Adecco to make the Athlete Career Programme available to its athletes. The IPC Athlete Career Programme supports elite and Paralympic athletes with employment opportunities using a two-track approach: Career development and Job placement.
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European Alliance on Skills for Employability
Since 2011, Adecco is a member of the European Alliance on Skills for Employability, sponsoring the "Enabling Youth Mobility" Award. As global organisations operating across the European Union, Microsoft, State Street, Adecco Group and Cisco share a strong commitment to support the EU Growth and Jobs agenda by building partnerships to facilitate the provision of skills training for employability.
Launched in 2006, the European Alliance on Skills for Employability helps bring access to IT, technical and other employability related skills to people from disadvantaged groups, thus contributing to build the foundations of employability and inclusion in Europe.
The main goal of the European Alliance on Skills for Employability is to help better co-ordinate industry and community investments, services and other offerings, dialogue and engagement with NGOs and public authorities. This enhances the positive impact of ICT literacy and professional training on employability prospects of the young, the disabled, older workers and other unemployed or under-employed people throughout the European Union.
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European Network Against Racism
In 2009 Adecco joined the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) Ad Hoc Expert Group. ENAR is an EU-wide network of more than 700 organisations working to combat racism in all the EU member states and acts as the voice of the anti-racist movement in Europe. The ENAR Ad Hoc Expert Group was set up with the aim of building on the momentum initiated by this high-level group, to reflect in a proactive and political way on the responses which could be brought by the various stakeholders in the field of employment, and on the structural problems of access to the labour market and equality in employment which ethnic minorities experience in the EU.
ENAR Report 2011
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ILO Global Business & Disability Network
The Adecco Group has been part of the International Labour Organisation Global Business & Disability Network since 2010 and is also a member of the Steering Committee. This subset of members represents the entire membership in terms of guiding the development of the Network, providing on-going strategic advice for the initiative, and making recommendations to the ILO in moving activities forward.
The ILO Global Business and Disability Network is comprised of representatives from multinational enterprises, employers' organizations and business networks, and selected non-governmental and disabled peoples' organisations. It assists companies to include people with disabilities in the workforce from the perspective of business and human rights cases.
ILO Global Business & Disability Network Report 2011
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As part of our participation in the European Year for Active Ageing 2012, the Adecco Group is a member of the consortium running the Golden Workers project. The main goal of the Goldenworkers' project is to identify emerging technologies and socio-economic trends, new models of extending professional active life and novel application scenarios in the area of ICT and to build a roadmap for active ageing at work.
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