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The Fundación Secretariado Gitano and Carrefour sign an agreement to improve Roma employability [editar]

In the course of the last 5 years, more than 1,000 participants of the FSG's Acceder programme have been welcomed and tutored by Carrefour professionals and more than 600 people have been hired.


The Fundación Secretariado Gitano and Carrefour sign an agreement to improve Roma employability

The Fundación Secretariado Gitano and Carrefour have signed this morning in Madrid, a new collaboration agreement to continue the commitment of both entities towards the employment of the most vulnerable social groups and the improvement of opportunities for young people. The signing ceremony was attended by Isidro Rodríguez, Director General of Fundación Secretariado Gitano and Gloria Cuadrado, Director of Recruitment, Development, Training and HR Transformation at Carrefour Spain.

This agreement strengthens the FSG’s actions in its purpose of facilitating access to employment and equal opportunities for Roma people. It also reinforces cooperation with Carrefour in order to broaden the channels of collaboration at the national level to enhance coordination and efficiency.


Fundación Secretariado Gitano: 20 years of its Acceder employment programme

The Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG) is an intercultural social entity that has been working over the past 40 years on the promotion and social inclusion of the Roma population in Spain and in the European context. It develops projects and offers services to Roma families mainly in the fields of employment, education, health and housing. The FSG also aims to promote more active policies for the social inclusion of the Roma community, to fight against discrimination and to defend equal rights and opportunities for everyone.

In 2000, the FSG launched the Acceder training and employment programme, with the support of the European Social Fund, the main European instrument to support job creation, help people get better jobs and guarantee fairer job opportunities for the citizens of the European Union. The funds from the different ESF operational programmes, the Inclusion and Social Economy Operational Programme and the Youth Employment Operational Programme for the period 2019-2023, are complemented with co-financing from public and local administrations and from La Caixa Foundation.

The Acceder programme is currently present in 62 locations throughout Spain. In the past 20 years, it has helped 110,000 people and 90,000 contracts have been made in collaboration with more than 29,000 partner companies from all over Spain, including Carrefour, which has made the largest number of contracts.

Carrefour, the company with the largest number of new recruits under the Acceder programme

Carrefour is firmly committed to the importance of diversity in the business sector and promotes the integration of people with disabilities or at risk of social exclusion into the workplace, based on the management of diversity and the fight against any form of inequality. In this regard, it has been one of the main collaborating companies since the start of the Acceder programme in 2000. It has contributed to the different vocational training actions that Acceder has implemented since the beginning of the programme, joining other FSG employment initiatives such as Aprender Trabajando, Formatéate con Garantía (Training with a Guarantee) and some digital content trainings.

In the last 5 years, Carrefour has been the company with the largest number of new recruits under the Acceder programme. In 2020, it received the Fundación Secretariado Gitano Award in the category of Transforming Company "for its firm and continued commitment to improving the employability of Roma people, especially the youngest, by opening doors to improve their future".

In 2018, Carrefour received the 'Queen Letizia Award for the Promotion of Labour Integration of People with Disabilities', granted by the Royal Board on Disability, for its strong commitment to the needs of people in situations of vulnerability.