The European Diversity Month raises awareness across the European Union of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in society. It recognizes the efforts of organizations to promote diversity in the workplace and to create an inclusive working environment.
We call on all European organizations to stand up and act for diversity, whether or not they are a signatory to a Diversity Charter.
Why do we need a European Diversity Month?
The European Commission has a long-standing commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion and combating discrimination through legislative action. These measures have helped to improve equality and have enabled millions of people to reach their full potential. At the same time, we all need to work together to create an equal and inclusive environment, including public institutions, private businesses, non-profit organizations, and cities. Especially now, during the Covid19 pandemic, when diversity and inclusion are at risk.
Did you know that more than half (59%) of Europeans believe that discrimination based on ethnic origin is widespread? One in three people of African descent say they have experienced racist harassment in the last five years. More than 70 years after the Holocaust, Jews are exposed to anti-Semitism in all walks of life.
Get involved in EU Diversity Month!
You can organize virtual or hybrid awareness-raising workshops for employees, round-table discussions with experts, publish a diversity cookbook, organize a social media campaign, collaborate with non-profit organizations or volunteers – be creative and make diversity visible within your organization, despite the pandemic.
Looking for ideas? Check out our guide for good practices or take a closer look at your country’s diversity charter.
As a first step, please register on the EU Charter website and let us know what events or activities you are planning.
By sharing your events with us, your programme will be added to the EU Diversity Charter Hungary – EU Diversity Month calendar.
Download the communication materials that fit your organization (add your logo, signature address) and use them when communicating with your colleagues and partners in May 2022!