Francesc Blanco (left in photo) has been in a wheelchair due to a muscular disability for the last twelve years. In 2006, he joined ESADE as Academic Manager in the University Programmes Unit, through our institution’s commitment to implementing equal opportunities and integration policies.
Francesc recently represented ESADE at the DisCert Certificate award ceremony (Disabled Certificate for Organizations), the first European award that recognises institutions’ levels of commitment to integrating employees with disabilities. This is the second year in a row that ESADE has received this European award.
At ESADE, we have spent years promoting social policies intended to integrate people with disabilities, providing equal opportunities to professionals who have suffered setbacks in their careers due to health problems.
According to the latest report from the World Health Organisation and the World Bank, about a billion people around the world suffer some form of disability that results in them facing enormous difficulties in their daily lives. Initiatives such as DisCert make it possible to protect social justice, avoid social exclusion and promote employment for one of the groups with the highest unemployment rate in the world.