Join us online on 29 April for the opening event of this year’s European Diversity Month.
This year’s theme is ‘Building bridges’.
We’ll be exploring how organisations from different sectors can work together to build inclusive workplaces and spaces
as well as how to create effective inclusion and diversity policies that tackle several areas at once (age, racial origin, gender, etc.).
Sign up and be inspired by speakers from IKEA, Solvay, speakers from NGOs, academia , the European Commission and more.
Don’t forget to share on social during the event #EUDiversityMonth.
Welcome by moderator
Isabelle Kumar, Euronews
Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality, European Commission
Think big and bold (fireside chat interview)
Ilham Kadri, CEO and President of the Executive Committee of Solvay
Panel discussion: Building bridges – together for a better future
Sharing good examples and bringing different perspectives from companies, employees, NGOs, public intuitions, cities, etc. – how can build bridges together for a more diverse workplace and society
Q&A from the audience
Leading by example (fireside chat interview)
Gertrud Ingestad, Director-General for Human Resources and Security, European Commission
Panel discussion: You are never just one of your identities – how do inclusive policies allow bringing your whole self to work
As we move towards a more inclusive society, we need to start looking at diversity and inclusion more holistically and stop compartmentalising each of the issues. As we call out the need to stand for equality, we all need to acknowledge the importance of intersectionality and work towards understanding overlaps in our identities.
Q&A from the audience
Irena Moozová, Director for Equality, DG Justice & Consumers, European Commission
The European Diversity Month raises awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion in our workplaces and in society across the EU. It’s part of the European Commission’s long-lasting commitment to fight discrimination and promote diverse and inclusive workplaces. The Month is organised by the European Commission and the EU Platform of Diversity Charters together with its members.
The 2022 edition focuses on building bridges between organisations, employees, NGOs and other institutions as well as on the need to apply more intersectional approach to diversity policies.
The high-level opening event brings together:
Through debate and discussion participants will be able to share personal experiences, success stories and reflect on how to improve diversity and inclusion with the benefit of input from many different perspectives (employees, employers, NGOs, policy-makers, etc.)