Join the European Diversity Month and make diversity visible in your organisation!
Who can take part? – EVERYONE!
Private companies of all sizes and sectors
Public organisations – cities, towns, schools etc
Non-profit organisations and associations – local, national, European…
Charter signatories and non-signatories
Taking part of the Diversity Month does not need to take lot of time or cost a lot
Choose a specific day, a week or the whole month to put diversity in focus in your organisation
When trying to come up with ideas, get your employees involved as well – you might get new, innovative ideas and guaranteed participation at the event
You could organise an event for your staff or a public event open for everyone.
Once you come up with an idea, register your event on the EU Platform of Diversity Charters and see what others are doing
Some examples to get you inspired
Internal events and initiatives
Networking breakfasts, meetings with diverse speakers to raise awareness
Trainings, workshops, seminars on sensitising employees on diversity and their unconscious bias
Photo exhibition – what does diversity mean for your employees?
Take concrete steps towards changing the work environment and invest into employee well-being
Facilitate creation of networks at work dedicated to different aspects of diversity
External events and initiatives
Organise open days in your organisation to interact with your clients
Organise roundtable discussions with specialists on the subject
Prepare and launch some special products/services for diversity day/week/month
Volunteer as an organisation or facilitate volunteering for your employees during working hours on the day
Create partnerships with local NGOs/youth centres
Communication and raising awareness - Make diversity visible!
Before and on the day of the event, communicate to your staff and to the outside world on your commitment to diversity.
Examples of communication
When preparing for the event and on the day, an e-mail to all the employees informing on organisation’s commitment to diversity and its values, benefits on diverse workforce and why it is important for the organisation
Prepare flyers and posters to make event and diversity visible
Inform your clients and partners on your commitment to diversity and on event(s) you’ll be organising in organisation’s newsletter
Use your Diversity Charter’s network to connect to other organisations
On the day, give out small goodies to your clients and partners dedicated to diversity