Bravo to Istraturist who admitted people with Down syndrome to practice

first_imgThese days, four protégés of the Vinkovci association Bubamara have arrived at Umag’s Istraturist – for autumn work.In order to show that as people with Down syndrome, they are equal members of society, the Buba bar was launched in Vinkovci, which is planned to be officially opened in the spring of 2018, and this summer they received an invitation from Umag to try professional catering and achieve your right to work. The four of them will work until the end of September at the Hotel Sol Garden Istra, which the guests enthusiastically welcomed.Namely, deeply aware of the fact that most people with disabilities are unemployed or employed in lower paid occupations, and that many people with disabilities live in poverty, and those living in rural areas are particularly excluded from the labor market, Bubamara decided to do so. to change. The Buba Bar project has been established in Vinkovci, the City has provided the space, and funds still need to be raised in order for it to be arranged and fully operational. The association has 1495 members, while it is estimated that there are about 500 people with disabilities living in Croatia who want to work. “Projects like this show that this is possible and we invite other companies to get involved in providing internships and subsequent employment of people with disabilities.”, Emphasizes the director of Istraturist Ronald Korotaj.Bubamara, the Association of Persons with Disabilities, was founded in 1984 to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities through an efficient and high-quality service system. With his initiative, he is trying to influence the change of the law on employment of persons with disabilities. By the way, the Bubamara Association delighted Croatia, but also the whole world, with a social entrepreneurship project which aims to open the first cafe in Croatia that will employ people with Down syndrome. The project called Buba bar was presented through the successfully completed Indiegogo campaign, which was declared the second most successful crowdfunding campaign in Croatia in 2016.”We want Buba Bar, the first cafe in Croatia to employ people with Down syndrome, to become a place where people with disabilities will exercise their basic right – the right to work and will have the opportunity to contribute to the community.” emphasize from the Association Bubamara, which has 1.495 members and has implemented over 150 different projects for the needs of people with disabilities in Vukovar-Srijem County.It is one of the largest civil society organizations in Croatia with more than 1400 members and more than 200 employees, including psychologists, social workers, special educators, speech therapists and is unique given the fact that it covers all types of disabilities.Bravo to Istraturist, which with its positive example shows its responsibility towards society, ie socially responsible business. How much this experience and opportunity means to people with Down syndrome cannot be described in words, but it can be seen in their eyes. I sincerely hope that other hoteliers will follow this positive example.Related news:THANK YOU VALUABLE MOVE OF THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM – HIRE PERSONS WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND THEIR BUBA BAR PROJECT FOR CATERING SERVICES  BUBA BAR, SECOND MOST SUCCESSFUL CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN IN 2016last_img read more

Britain’s Johnson, EU chiefs seek Brexit talks reboot

first_imgTight timetable Opinions diverge on how soon a deal needs to be struck in order to give companies the visibility they need on the terms of cross-Channel trade from January 1, 2021.Barnier has said the deal needs to be done by October 31 to leave enough time to be ratified by member states and the European Parliament.British officials believe a deal is needed sooner, and Barnier and Frost have both committed to participate actively in all aspects of the talks throughout the summer, to get a deal.Failure to agree one will effectively remove Britain from Europe’s supply chain due to tariffs, customs and regulatory checks and other obstacles to business, such as professional licensing.On Friday, the UK said that whatever the outcome of the talks, British customs officers would not be ready to deal with new rules at their ports or borders on January 1.UK border checks will therefore be applied with a “light-touch” for the first months after the new year as Britain readies itself for post-Brexit trade ties.  ‘Cherry-pick’ The same intractable issues have hampered the talks since the start.Britain has firmly rejected calls by the EU that it commit to European standards overseen by EU law to keep open access to the single market — something Brussels says would maintain a “level playing field”.”We cannot accept the UK’s attempts to cherry-pick parts of our single market benefits,” Barnier said in a speech on Thursday.”It is looking to pick and choose the most attractive elements of the single market — without the obligations,” he added.The EU is also asking for continued guaranteed access to British waters for European fishing fleets, an idea Britain has so far refused. Instead, they have proposed annual talks on quotas for catches.Britain is eager to keep its deep business ties to the EU single market, the world’s biggest — but it won’t recognize any mention of EU law or court decisions in the deal, which it sees that as a violation of its sovereignty.Johnson’s government also refuses to discuss many topics beyond trade that the Europeans would like to have bound to the same deal.Security, diplomacy, research and data flows are for now sidestepped by the British side, to the great frustration of Barnier and his teams. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet EU chiefs by video link Monday to try to breathe new life into stalled post-Brexit trade talks, with both sides entrenched in long-held positions.The conference with European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and European Council chief Charles Michel will review progress in the talks on future EU-UK relations.It is the first time Johnson has personally taken part in the talks which began in March, just weeks after Britain left the European Union on January 31 after 47 years in the European project. While expectations are low for the long-planned meeting, the unpredictable Johnson, who has recently recovered from a bout with the coronavirus, has EU negotiators on the lookout for any potential surprises.Britain and the EU have held four rounds of talks on how to organize their ties after December 31, when the UK leaves the single market and stops adhering to Brussels’ rules after an 11-month transition.So far they have achieved little, giving Monday’s meeting added significance. London and Brussels have already agreed to intensify negotiations, with mainly in-person talks through July and August.Talks between EU negotiator Michel Barnier and his British counterpart David Frost have mostly taken place virtually due to the coronavirus outbreak.center_img Topics : “So far we haven’t had actual negotiations, just an exchange of views,” an EU diplomat told AFP. “It’s a battle of strategies at this point.”On Friday, Britain formally declared that it would not seek to extend the post-Brexit transition by one or two years, something it could have done according to the terms of the divorce deal Johnson signed last year.last_img read more