“Diversity in the Workplace” Campaign
“Diversity in the Workplace” was initiated in 2017 aiming at the equal access to the Greek labor market for people of different cultural backgrounds. This action was an integral part of the «Livelihoods for vulnerable populations in an Inclusive Labor Market», implemented by Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity and supported by the International Rescue Committee until February 2020=
Today, three years later, this action is a part of the project “Equality Works” implemented under the Active citizens fund program.
In close collaboration with our supporters and the labor market, we have developed modern actions that aim at a holistic support of the private sector in Greece and focus on business sustainability and equal access to work following the European standards. More than 70 companies and organisations tangibly support our action by signing the Diversity Charter and thus entering the Diversity in the Workplace Network.
*Watch here our first campaign video!
The Career Counselling service, with which Diversity in the Workplace is closely associated, provides counselling sessions for people of refugee or immigrant background, skills development seminars focusing on a smooth inclusion to the Greek labour market. The service is supplemented by Greek language lessons for the participants.
Besides the beneficiaries’ preparation to join the labor market, the Diversity in the Workplace action has been structured to help prepare employers in terms of good practices of equal treatment and inclusion in the workplace towards corporate sustainability and innovation. Upon entering the Network, our supporters receive trainings, train others, they stay updated and active, they are open to new opportunities and innovate, they seek for employees through the Career Counselling service of Generation 2.0 RED, they reevaluate their recruitment procedure and adapt their job adverts accordingly, they promote diversity among their employees and offer them equal opportunities to act and evolve in a modern inclusive workplace.
With the motto «Embracing Diversity», in 2019 we created the first Greek trademark, hosted on the websites of the companies and organisations of the Network and highlights the inclusive attitude of its members.
“How do you manage Diversity?”
Sign the Diversity Charter and join the Network of companies and organisations «Diversity in the Workplace» in order to receive the Diversity Trademark, to receive a training on Diversity Management and to gain access to all the Network’s benefits and the substantial benefits of an inclusive workplace based on the European standards.
For further information contact the Diversity Network Officer Natani Petros, via phone at 213 088 4495 or via email at [email protected].
Here you can see Diversity Network’s companies and organisations
«The project “Equality Works” is being implemented under the Active citizens fund program, by Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity.
The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a € 12m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The program aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.»
For more information: www.activecitizensfund.gr