89 buildings lit up in purple in honour of International Day of Persons with Disabilities for Purple Night Romania 2023

89 buildings lit up in purple in honour of International Day of Persons with Disabilities for Purple Night Romania 2023

The private and public sectors lit 89 buildings in purple in honour of International Day of Persons with Disabilities for Purple Night Romania 2023.

Several municipalities across Romania, together with the private sector, joined forces once again and lit up in purple their buildings and public landmarks on the evening of December 3rd, marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

#PurpleNightRomania is a call to action started by the Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce each year. It aims to send a strong message of support and awareness for the inclusion of almost one million persons with disabilities living in Romania. 

The initiative has become a strong manifest 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 people with disabilities are still facing, due to economic and social exclusion, unequal opportunities, lack of access to job offers, and lack of proper mobility and accessibility in general to everyday life. 

Perry V. Zizzi, President of the Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce, Managing Partner at Dentons Romania, said:

This year’s Purple Night Romania surpassed all expectations, bringing together an extraordinary community committed to advocating for inclusivity and raising awareness about the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. The Romanian Diversity Chamber of Commerce extends its heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of this year’s event. As we reflect on this achievement, let us renew our commitment to creating a world where every individual, regardless of ability, can thrive and be celebrated. The success of the fourth edition is a testament to what can be achieved when we come together with purpose and compassion.

The event had a total number of 76 participants who lit in purple 89 buildings and public spaces across the country; several participants took other actions to mark this celebration like wearing purple attire, purple bracelets, decorating the offices and shops in purple or even changing the company’s logo to purple, to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The full list of the 2023 participants is:  

  • Brașov, Sibiu, Alba Iulia, Sinaia, Cluj and Hunedoara City Halls;
  • Embassy of Sweden in Romania, Embassy of the Netherlands in Romania, Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Romania;
  • Accenture, AFI Europe (AFI Lakeview Office and AFI Mall Cotroceni), Anchor Group (Bucharest Mall), Apex Alliance (Moxy, Courtyard and the Marmorosch hotels in Bucharest), Ana Tower offices Bucharest, Autonom, Bureau Veritas & Vastint (Timpuri Noi 1 & 2 offices Bucharest), BCR (the Bridge 1), Catena Pas cu Pas (several pharmacies across Bucharest), Catinvest (Electroputere Parc Mall Craiova), CEC Bank (CEC Palace Bucharest), Central European Financial Services (Dacia 56 building), CPI Romania (myhive S-Park, myhive Victoria Park, myhive Metroffice, the Mark Tower & Podium, VIVO! Mall Cluj-Napoca, VIVO! Mall  Baia Mare, VIVO! Mall Constanta), DB Cargo (One Cotroceni office), Decathlon (purple logo), Dentons, DMT Marine Equipment, Dentsu, EA – Electronic Arts (AFI Park 2), Eaton, EBRD, EIB, Echinox (Floreasca Park), Fokker, Garrett Motion (Globalworth A building), Generali (Charles de Gaulle Plaza), Globalworth (Globalworth Square, Globalworth Tower, Globalworth Campus), GTC (City Gate South & North Tower, Premium Plaza, Premium Point), Hexagon Offices Cluj, HILS Development (HILS Business Center Bucharest), Hilton Garden Inn Bucharest Airport, ICI Bucuresti – Institutul Național de Cercetare – Dezvoltare în Informatică, ING Bank, Iulius Mall (Iulius Town Timișoara, Iulius Mall Cluj and Palas Mall Iași), InterContinental Athenee Palace, Bucharest, JW Marriott Bucharest, Kaufland Romania (Kaufland store in Barbu Vacarescu, Bucharest), Lion’s Head – Oregon Park, LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group with Campus 6), Lion’s Head Investments (Oregon Park), Mazars, Metro Cash & Carry, Metro Digital, Mindit, Motivation, NN (Opera Center Bucharest), One United Properties (One Cotroceni Park Office), Oracle, Paval Holding (Bridge 1, Bridge 2, Bridge 3 and U Center), Pluxee – a Sodexo company, PORR Construct (Metroffice Pipera), Prime Kapital (Carolina Mall Alba Iulia, Silk District Office Iasi, Dambovita Mall Târgoviște), Raiffeisen Bank & RPHI Romania (Sky Tower), Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest, Renault Group Romania (Dacia Business Center Bucharest), Sanofi, She is Mom, Skanska (Equilibrium building), Special Olympics Foundation, Sphera Group Romania (employees at Taco Bell restaurants wearing purple bracelets), Talent Center, Toyota HQ, Bucharest, UNHCR Representation in Romania, VISA Romania, Zepelin Media.

To download participants’ photos, access the Photo Album HERE and their Video Album HERE.

If you wish to join the 2024 campaign, please contact us via contact@rdcc.ro

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