The Lumière Trophies back with a European ambition

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Created a year ago at the University of Lyon II, the Trophées Lumière highlight inclusive initiatives in French enterprises. This year, the organisers have decided to go further by adding a trophy for European companies.

Decompartmentalize as much as possible between the academic and the business worlds. It is with this vocation that the Lumière Trophies were created in 2018, at the initiative of the academic Charles Gardou. “We have three objectives,” explains Marielle Valran, organizer. The aim is to promote the transmission of know-how developed by companies, to recreate the link between the professional world and that of higher education and, finally, to promote understanding of the concept of inclusiveness.”

A key concept in the organisation of the event, supported by a strong slogan: “The inclusive city as a horizon”. “We want to promote an approach to disability based on “living space” and not on pathology,” insists the organizer.

On June 18, 2019, in parallel with the award ceremony, a colloquium is also organized. After “the media” last year, this year’s theme will be “disability in the cinema”. As a mirror of society, the 7th art will be the unifying element between the different worlds.

2018 Edition

A vision of society beyond borders

For this edition, a European trophy is added to the five existing categories. Indeed, for Charles Gardou and the partners working on the project, inclusive practices are at least European if not international in dimension. It was therefore obvious to cross national borders to discover what is being done outside France.

The contexts are often different from one country to another, so the European Company Trophy is more flexible in its expectations than the other trophies. Beyond the practices, the Lumière Trophies aim above all at emulsifying around an inclusive philosophy.

Marielle Valran explains: “The idea is to promote inclusive innovation, so there is no question of closing or framing. We don’t want to risk missing out on good practices.” Any company located in the European Union is therefore invited to apply.


More information:

Competition open from January 15 to May 15, 2019.

Award ceremony on 18 June 2019 at the Grand Amphitheatre of the Université Lumière Lyon 2 – ERATO Building, 16 quai Claude Bernard 69 007 Lyon FRANCE


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