24 October 2014: Second European Diversity Conference on Ethnicity, Culture (and Social Class)

This second European Diversity Conference entitled "’Origins’ and Business: Yes, you can! Dealing with ethnicity in the workplace", was organised by ENAR in partnership with L’Oréal, the French Association of Diversity Managers (AFMD) and the ENAR Foundation.

’Origins’ and Business: Yes, you can! Dealing with ethnicity in the workplace

24 October 2014, L’Oréal Headquarters, Clichy, Paris

An increasing number of businesses are aware that some elements of their diversity management policies are missing: a specific focus on the questions of ethnicity, cultures and social origins.

  • Don’t you think our “cultural mindset” limits our capacity to address ethnicity and cultures in the workplace?
  • Are you tired of the widespread resistance and discomfort when dealing with these issues in Europe?
  • Are you looking for concrete actions that work and can make a difference?
    Then this conference is for you!

This second Diversity Conference supported businesses in dealing constructively with issues of ethnicity, cultures and social origins in the workplace. It explored what businesses already achieve and could do further (taking inspiration from other contexts).

Different experts also presented their perspectives and analysed what can and cannot be done from their standpoints (e.g. legal, sociological or management).

- Draft agenda
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With the support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union, the Open Society Foundations, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Sigrid Rausing Trust