The Initiative

About “Worldplaces-Workplaces Working for Women Integration” project

The Diversity in the Workplace initiative of Generation 2.0 RED stays up-to-date with the labour market needs arising and the tendencies created worldwide, including its successes, lessons learnt and best practices identified along the way and with the knowledge acquired continuously since 2017, when the initiative was established aiming to support private-sector actors in their effort to create an inclusive and equitable workplace.

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 for Women Integration” 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.

 

About the Diversity in the Workplace Network

In close collaboration with our supporters and stakeholders from the Greek labour market, we have developed modern actions that aim at a holistic support of the private sector in Greece and focus on business sustainability and as well on equitable  access to work, following European standards. More than 90 companies and organisations tangibly support our action by entering the Diversity in the Workplace Network.

The Employability service, with which Diversity in the Workplace is closely associated, provides Job Readiness programs and Career Counselling to people of migrant background, focusing on ensuring a smooth transition according to the needs and the culture of the Greek labour market.

Besides the beneficiaries’ preparation to join the labour market, the Diversity in the Workplace initiative has been structured to help prepare employers in terms of good practices of equitable treatment and inclusion in the workplace towards corporate sustainability and innovation.

Upon entering the Network, our supporters can benefit from the “Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace” trainings , stay up-to-date with legislation, seek candidates through the pool of beneficiaries from the Employability service of the organisation, reevaluate their recruitment procedure and adapt their job adverts accordingly, promoting thus inclusion in their workplace and ensuring equitable opportunities to their employees, to act and evolve in a modern workplace.

With the motto «Embracing Diversity», in 2019, the first Greek Diversity and Inclusion trademark was created, hosted on the websites of the companies and organisations of the Network highlighting the inclusive attitude of its members.

 

“How do you manage Diversity?”

You, too, can sign the Diversity Charter and join the Network of companies and organisations of “Diversity in the Workplace” in order to receive the Diversity Trademark, have access to a series of trainings and enjoy all Network’s benefits along with the substantial benefits of an inclusive workplace based on European standards.

For further information contact the Diversity Network Officer, Natani Petros, via telephone at 213 088 4495 or via email at [email protected] .

Here you may discover the Diversity Network’s companies and organisations.

 

A few words on our history:

The “Diversity in the Workplace” was initiated in 2017, aiming at equal access to the Greek labour market for people of different cultural backgrounds. This initiative 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.

 


 

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