EPO marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3 December 2021

Today the Office is marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) with a special internal discussion session. This session brings together EPO experts from various technology fields as well as from Health & Safety, Human Resources and Building Administration units. It aims to showcase how collaboration between colleagues across the organisation can help ensure that everyone fulfils their true potential based on their talents alone, without having to worry about any kind of so-called disability.

This collaborative approach builds on the Office’s disability inclusion policy, which is guided by the principle that individuals are to be treated according to their unique needs and that everyone should be enabled to fully participate at work on an equal basis with their colleagues. The approach also shares the spirit of the EPO as an agile and engaged knowledge organisation that adapts to the changing requirements of all our stakeholders.

For a glimpse of some of the ways in which inventors help transform the lives of people with disabilities, we encourage you to check out our special social media posts for today, which show how innovation too fosters inclusion.

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