Grenoble: The APICIL Group is committed to a more inclusive society through its 2nd edition of the Inclusion Challenge

The inclusion of people regardless of their disability, sex, gender, origin… is one of today’s major social issues. To highlight citizen initiatives in favor of a more inclusive society, the APICIL Group, the 3rd French social protection group, organized a second edition of the Inclusion Challenge on December 20, 2022 in Grenoble.

About thirty applications with inclusive projects were selected for this edition of the Inclusion Challenge. Among them, ten were selected by the vote of Internet users and then presented to the fifteen members of the jury composed of employees, administrators, institutions, partners and customers of the APICIL Group, who designated three winners.

The first project “A Heart of Life in the Heart of the City”, developed in Arras, aims to provide an answer to the isolation of the elderly. The EHPAD Saint Camille has been transformed into an intergenerational village where you can find a bakery, a nursery that can accommodate children with disabilities or a hairdressing salon. Young and old can then meet and exchange together.

The second distinguished project “Making the invisible visible” lies in the creation of the Instagram account @douleursneuro which lists all the useful information for people in France suffering from neuropathic pain. Resulting from a lesion or a dysfunction of the central or peripheral nervous system, this unknown disease generating omnipresent pain affects 5 million French people.

Finally, the project “NOUR – Yoga for all! » wants to make the practice of yoga accessible to all and in particular to people in situations of exile, precariousness and vulnerability in the broadest sense. The collective includes 100 teachers who work in 25 social structures with 600 lessons given to 1,200 students each year.

For this second edition of the Inclusion Challenge, a favorite prize was awarded to the association PET’S for his project “Inclusion at the heart of the adventure”. PET‘S reproduces adventure TV shows like Koh Lanta or Beijing Express for sick or disabled children. This allows them to travel while exceeding their limits.

Each of the winners received a prize of €5,000 fromAPICIL to help them grow their project. The Group CEO APICILPhilippe Barret, emphasizes the group’s desire to “move the lines” in terms of inclusion: “By creating the Inclusion Challenge, the APICIL Group wanted to add its stone to the building in order to make society more inclusive”. “ It makes it possible to inform the general public of citizen and associative initiatives and to promote the subject of inclusion as widely as possible. We are mobilizing several actors around this project, associations, public authorities and bloggers/influencers, it is together that we will manage to move the lines. And this year, we are delighted that our employees are awarding their Coup de Coeur Prize, a way for us to continue to raise awareness about inclusion. The challenges of CSR, diversity and inclusion are a major priority for the APICIL Group, which is why we are striving to deploy numerous actions in order to progress in this area while encouraging other companies to do the same. For example, we have created the site to promote good practices in terms of inclusion. »

Enzo Chesi

Véridik journalist in Lyon

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Grenoble: The APICIL Group is committed to a more inclusive society through its 2nd edition of the Inclusion Challenge

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