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NWO celebrates...

Somewhere around the middle of 2020 the section ‘NWO celebrates…’ started, based on a calendar that was put together within NWO and NWO-I. The calendar can be downloaded at the bottom of this webpage (PDF). The section ‘NWO celebrates…’ is published on both intranet Joost and the NWO-I website and is initiated by the Diversity team NWO/NWO-I.

An annual calendar does not necessarily have to start on 1 January. Various Roman emperors and several popes changed the dates making a year start on 1 March, or 25 March or perhaps 1 January? That set us thinking: which dates do we still take for granted, and how do others view that? Time for a calendar that includes all special days: days that we as NWO employees can celebrate together. We hope this calendar will help us to get to know each other better, increase our knowledge about other festive days, and give us opportunities to open up the conversation and discover which (festive) days are special for us and why.

Articles NWO celebrates...

On this webpage you will find an overview of all 'NWO celebrates...' articles that have been published: 

Diversity and inclusion at NWO and NWO-I

Within NWO and NWO-I we aim to realise working in an inclusive organisation with inclusive procedures. We believe that we can achieve our strategic ambitions as NWO if we also seek to be a diverse organisation with an inclusive culture. Diversity brings us creativity, innovation, and renewal. In addition to this, we are convinced that we will have more societal impact as NWO if our organisation reflects the society we are part of. This means that as an employer, NWO needs to ensure that everybody is welcome, can be themselves and can perform at their best. This Diversity and Inclusion calendar contributes to that. You can read more about diversity and inclusion on the NWO website. And in the January edition of the personnel newsletter Inside NWO-I, we published the article “Striving for an organisation where everybody can be themselves” about diversity within NWO and NWO-I.

Would you like to participate in this section?

Is your (festive) day missing from the calendar (see the download at the bottom of this webpage)? Or would you like to say something in the section “NWO celebrates…” about one of the special days on this calendar? If that is the case, then please send an email to Nicole Verhoeven. Then we will add your date to the calendar and contact you for a possible interview for this section.


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