The Initiative

«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 of «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 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 aiming at a holistic support of the private sector in Greece and focusing on the business sustainability and equal access to work based on the European standards. More than 70 companies and organizations tangibly support our action by signing the Diversity Charter and thus entering the Diversity in the Workplace Network.

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 organizations of the Network and highlights the inclusive attitude of its members..

Our “Diversity in the Workplace” team, is constantly creating new practices and responding to the ever-changing needs, as we observe that a modern work environment is one that reflects the composition of the society in which it operates.

«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.
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