Welcome to the sixth issue of the EU Platform of Diversity Charters newsletter!

The sixth edition of the EU Platform newsletter provides you with an insight into how intercultural communication training can help businesses to thrive, how to organise a successful Diversity Day and what Charters are doing to support the integration of migrants and refugees in the labour market. In addition, you will find updates from our diversity network, which recently welcomed its 18th member - the Slovakian Diversity Charter that was launched in May 2017.

 

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Feature Articles
EU Platform of Diversity Charters discussion in Paris: hiring for diversity, supporting migrant integration & fighting stereotypes
by By CSR Europe
The EU Platform of Diversity Charters met in Paris to discuss how to hire for diversity, how to support the integration of migrants in the labour market and how to fight against stereotypes and prejudice at the workplace.
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How companies leading on diversity benefit from intercultural communication training
by Pascale Frické, CSR Europe

In the past few decades, leaps and bounds have been taken in the realm of workplace diversity, and homogeneity within an organisation is evermore becoming a story of the past. From multinational corporations to SMEs, maximising and capitalising on diversity has been hailed as a strategy to increase competitive advantage and yield greater productivity. Beyond these tactical gains, celebrating ethnic, gender, and lifestyle differences produces ample societal benefits, including enhanced inclusion, awareness, tolerance, and understanding.

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Austria: Mentoring for migrants

This year’s “Mentoring for Migrants” programme for Vienna and Lower Austria came to a successful close at an upbeat ceremony held on May 18, 2017. Applications are now being accepted for the next round of the programme which is scheduled to begin in September 2017. 

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Czech Republic: Diversity Day

In May, Business for Society Czech held the second Diversity Day, focused on "Social Bubbles at the Workplace”, as a part of the Diversity+ series. The Minister for Human Rights, Equal Opportunities and Legislation opened the event and showed support for the idea of ​​the European Diversity Charter and its signatories.

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Denmark: Download a free how-to-guide on mentoring programs for highly skilled refugees
By starting a refugee mentoring programme, businesses can join the effort of welcoming and integrating refugees into the labour market, while at the same time developing their employees’ competences and diversity skills. Novo Nordisk, IBM and Roche have already implemented the programme at their sites in Denmark with great results and encourage others to follow. This has now become possible by using a how-to-guide funded by the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen and supported by the American Chamber of Commerce in Denmark.
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Estonia: Diversity Day was a success

On May 19, 2017, the third annual Diversity Day in Estonia was celebrated in many organisations all over the country and around 100 different events took place. While different organisations celebrated Diversity Day by organising events and raising awareness of their employees, clients or members, activities were also planned for the general public.

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Finland: Searching for the link between D&I management and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the world’s to-do list for the following thirteen years. Diversity and inclusion management have been mentioned in the goals, for a reason, as diverse and inclusively managed organisations have been proven to be innovative, profitable and sustainable in the long run.

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Germany: 5th German Diversity Day sees millions of employees in Germany stand up for diversity

Deutschland is varied and multi-faceted. The 5th German Diversity Day with the slogan “Daring to be diverse: We’re showing our colours!” took place across Germany on May 30, 2017 on Charta der Vielfalt’s initiative, with more than 1,300 projects. 

 
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Hungary: Diversity Week in Hungary 2017

In the framework of EU Diversity Charter Hungary Diversity Week (29 May-June 2 2017) was organised for the first time in Hungary with 32 participants (companies and other organisations). On these days, the participating companies organised programmes and events for their employees to promote and call attention to equal treatment, to openness to each other, and to the importance of acceptance.

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Italy: Multicultural and religion diversity at work

On the May 9, 2017, the workshop “Integration of the multicultural diversity in the company” was organised in Milan with the participation of the French Diversity Charter and with the support of the European Commission. 

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Luxembourg: Supporting organisations in their willingness to recruit third country nationals
IMS Luxembourg has officially launched a practical guide, Migration vers l’Emploi (Migrating towards employment), on April 6, 2017 during an interactive conference with around 60 participants. While the recruitment methods for third country nationals seem untransparent and complex for many organisations, this guide aims at addressing the key concepts in order to support them in their willingness to recruit and/or integrate third country nationals within Luxembourg companies.
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Netherlands: Diversity Charter in collective agreement
On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the Dutch Employers Banking Association (EBA) signed the Diversity Charter. The Employers Banking Association consists of 24 banks, which openly committed to a diverse workplace and staff. This act followed the first stipulation ever that includes the Diversity Charter in a collective agreement in the Netherlands.
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Poland: Meeting of generations in the workplace - the 4th National Diversity Day
On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the 4th National Diversity Day was held - the largest annual event organized by the Responsible Business Forum within the framework of the Diversity Charter project. This year's edition of the conference was titled "Workplace: meeting of generations" and was focused primarily on the age management.
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Portugal: First national forum for diversity
Last May 22, 2017, at ISCTE_IUL Lisbon, the 1st national forum for diversity was held. This initiative by the Portuguese Diversity Charter gathered more than 200 people and 100 organisations of different sizes and sectors in a moment of reflection and sharing of practices on diversity and inclusion in our working environments.
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Slovakia: The first sixteen companies signed the Diversity Charter Slovakia
Slovakia is the 18th EU country where employers can join the Diversity Charter. It is the first initiative that enables companies, non-profit organisations, and state authorities to publicly declare their support of diversity and inclusion at workplace. On Tuesday, 30 May, the first Slovak companies joined the Diversity Charter.
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Spain: Fundacion Diversidad and the Fundacion Instituto de Empresa create a partnership to study generational diversity

The lack of research on the situation of senior workers in Spanish companies along with the rise of life expectancy and the need to retain more workers in the labour market will require a revision on the current retirement age in Spain. To address this trend Fundación Diversidad and the Vice President of the Demography and Generational Diversity Observatory of the IE have signed on the May 29, 2017, an agreement to carry out a study on generational diversity.

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Sweden: Preparing next generation leaders, entrepreneurs, employees and customers – the importance of academic institutions contributing to an inclusive society
"If they can see it, they can be it!” says Karol Vieker from Stockholm School of Economics. The importance of visual role models is key she continues while working to expose important females in the school’s history.
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