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For the first time this year, the EIB Group, through the EIB Institute, joined the “Light it up blue” action for autism on 2 April, World Autism Awareness Day.

Autism is a complex, lifelong neurological condition affecting 1 in 100 persons in EuropeThe “Light it up blue” action consists of illuminating buildings, statues and monuments in blue in order to raise awareness of autism and send a message of solidarity and inclusion. It is supported in Luxembourg by three associations (Fondation Autisme Luxembourg, Autisme Luxembourg, Association des parents et personnes atteintes d’autisme Luxembourg).

The EIB Group participated by:

  • lighting up in blue “The Chair”, an artwork by sculptor Magadalena Jetelová in front of the EIB’s main building
  • gathering together EIB Group staff dressed in blue for a group picture shared on the Facebook page created by the three charities.