The official project launch of “Diversity in the Workplace” in 2017 signified partnerships with companies and organisations which would not only support the initiative, but would, also, share with us the vision of an equal and accessible work environment. Aiming at equal access to the Greek labour market for people of different cultural backgrounds, Diversity in the Workplace was an integral part of the “Livelihoods for vulnerable populations in an Inclusive Labour Market”, implemented by Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity and supported by the International Rescue Committee until February 2020. Since March 2020 and until August 2021, the Diversity in the Workplace was part of the project “Equality Works” implemented under the Active citizens fund programme.
Today, more than 90 companies make up the Network, with 17 of them having already participated in the “Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace” tranings, whereas a great number of companies has voluntarily participated in activities, aiming to the integration of people of migrant background in the labour market, such as Speeches on various sectors, Educational visits to workplaces etc .
The inclusion of companies in the Network is currently marked by the signing of the Diversity Charter, which was created based on European standards and the law 4443/2016 on equal treatment. In the context of awareness raising, campaigns were carried out in 2017 and 2018, in order to communicate on a greater scale the importance of diversity in the labour market and in our daily lives.
Another milestone concerning the awareness raising and proper information provision towards temployers and their staff was the publication of the 1st Diversity 2.0-An Employers’ Guide, in 2019,with the support of the European Network Against Racism, as well as the creation and release of the first Greek Trademark advocating for equal inclusion.
Along the way, Diversity in the Workplace participated in and co-organised events to promote the equal employment of people with migrant background, such as the 1st Job Fair Connecting Refugees and Migrants with the Labor Market in Athens, the ACCMR Digital Job Fair in Tourism and Hospitality and the event +Ergasia.
About “Worldplaces-Workplaces Working with Migrant Women” project
Since December 2021, the Diversity in the Workplace, with the co-funded project by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union “Worldplaces-Workplaces Working with Migrant Women” is now introducing workplace-based integration best practices supporting women of migrant background, with a Life and Community focus, along with other prominent European partners.
Through this project -addressed to for-profit companies and non-profit organisations-, workplaces in Athens and beyond, are going to be provided, under the context of capacity building on inclusion policies design, with access to a series of resources on gender-mainstreaming best practices and inclusion design tools and as well to HR diversity management trainings on how to build an equitable and inclusive environment by ensuring work-life balance.
Companies and organisations, by becoming Worldplaces members and benefiting by its broad capacity building spectrum, are, also, going to have the opportunity to participate in its dissemination in Greece and EU or act as ambassadors, promoting inclusion policies in the labour market.
Generation 2.0 RED is a nonprofit organisation and consists of an interdisciplinary team, representing a mix of ethnicities and social backgrounds, sharing the common vision that all of us have, namely, the right to equal and active citizenry at an individual and communal level. G2RED’s mission focuses on equal participation in a diverse society following a holistic approach with action and research, aiming to promote human rights, equality and diversity and fight against racism, xenophobia and discrimination.
Supporters of this action come both from the Civil Society and the Greek private sector. Without our supporters, Diversity in the Workplace would not have the same dynamic in significantly contributing to the changing process of workplace inclusion and, simultaneously, to promoting corporate sustainability.
Our Supporters are the true ambassadors of diversity, who can speak better than anyone else through their daily experience, as they either promote inclusion on a daily basis, or intend to promote and implement a set of good practices for an inclusive labor market in Greece.
We count on the changes we can accomplish together.