Several municipalities across Romania, together with the private sector joined forces once again and lit in purple their buildings and public landmarks on the evening of December, 3rd starting 18, marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
#PurpleNightRomania is a call to action developed by the Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce each year, on the day of December 3rd, in order to send a strong message of support and awareness for the inclusion of almost 1 million persons with disabilities living in Romania.
The Purple Night initiative has become strongly supported by the private and public sectors, by the media and by citizens overall, with a growing interest from one year to another, as society becomes more and more aware of the disadvantages that the disabled are still facing, due to economic and social exclusion, unequal opportunities, lack of access to job offers, lack of proper mobility and accessibility in general to everyday life.
“For companies looking to hire, the pool of talent that includes persons with disabilities is an untapped gold mine. Not only do they represent a large labor resource already located in Romania that does not need to be brought from outside (in 2021 alone, around 100.000 workers were brought in Romania and hired, as stated by ANOFM), but they also bring skillsets that in many instances are better suited to certain types of work than those available in the larger workforce.“, Perry V. Zizzi, President of the Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce, Managing Partner at Dentons Romania said.
For the 2022 Purple Night campaign, the following municipalities, companies, embassies and organizations in Romania lit in purple their city halls buildings and other public landmarks, office buildings, lobbies or window screens:
Brașov City Hall (lighting in purple the city hall-photo), Sibiu City Hall (lighting their city hall and Turnul Sfatului), Iași City Hall (lighting the city hall at Roznovanu Palace), Alba Iulia City Hall (lighting the Citadel in the Old Town);
Embassy of Sweden in Romania;
Ministry of Investments and European Projects;
ACCENTURE, AFI Europe (Lakeview Office), Anchor Group (Bucharest Mall),
BCR (Bridge headquarters and Bucharest stores), BRD, CPI Romania (with myhive S-Park, myhive Metroffice and Băneasa Airport Tower), Dentons, DMT Marine Equipment, Echinox, Globalworth Foundation (Globalworth Square & Globalworth Tower), GTC (Cascade Office, City Gate, Premium Plaza, Premium Point), Hexagon Offices Cluj, Heineken, ING Bank, Iulius Mall (Iulius Town Timișoara, Iulius Mall Cluj and Palas Mall Iași), LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group with Campus 6), Lion’s Head Investments (Oregon Park), Mazars, Metro Digital, Motivation, Nepi Rock Castle (Mega Mall Bucharest), One United Properties (One Cotroceni Park Office), Oracle, Prime Kapital (with Dâmbovița Mall), Raiffeisen (Sky Tower), Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest, Renault Group Romania (Dacia Business Center Bucharest), S Immo (Podium & The Mark Office buildings), Skanska, Special Olympics Foundation, UiPath, VIVO! Constanța and VIVO! Baia Mare shopping malls.