The month of May marks European Diversity Month across the EU. We’re calling on Romanian companies and organisations to join forces with us, the European Commission, to shine a spotlight on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace and in society by organising events and activities throughout May.

The European Diversity Month is organised by the EU Platform of Diversity Charters together with the national Charters and their signatories. 

Its main aim is to bring together the national Diversity Charters, small and big employers, private companies, public organisations, non-profit associations around a common goal – to promote diversity in the workplace and in society.

It provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to diversity. By doing so, you will join thousands of companies all over the EU who will be also organising events, training; running awareness-raising campaigns, etc.

Whether you are signatory of the Romanian Diversity Charter or not, this is a month to celebrate and promote diversity at the workplace and in society, to raise awareness on benefits of diversity and inclusion and show what this means for your organisation.

You too can get involved, celebrate, and raise awareness in your organisation with organising an internal event for or with your employees or an open event to public, customers, or suppliers.

Promoting diversity and creating inclusive workplaces is a continuous work but taking part of the Diversity Month is a fantastic opportunity to make it visible.

Get involved

This is your organization’s chance to take a stand and promote diversity and inclusion. Organise activities or events during the month of May: promote your company’s diversity and inclusion policies to staff at workshops or on social media with #EUDiversityMonth for example. Why not use this month as a springboard to develop new initiatives to take your company forward?

You can organise virtual or hybrid awareness raising workshops for employees, round tables with experts, publish a diversity cookbook, run a social media campaign, collaborate with a non-profit organisation or volunteer – be creative in making diversity in your organisation visible.

Need inspiration? Consult our guide for a whole range of ideas or contact us for further ideas and support.

Want to sponsor the Charter' activities during EU Diversity Month?

Celebrating the EU Diversity Month provides your company a unique opportunity to demonstrate your leadership and commitment to diversity. Contact us for sponsorship opportunities.

Map your contribution to a more equal Europe

Secure visibility for your efforts by including them on our map of events and activities taking place in May. It takes five minutes and can be done in your own language. Register your activity here

Important dates

On the occasion of the EU Diversity Month 2023, the Romanian Diversity Charter will publish a new edition of the publication “Diversity Management in Romanian Organisations”.

This publication (in English) is planned to be a collaborative effort of the Romanian Diversity Charter and its signatories and will explore the concept of diversity management in the workplace, with particular emphasis on Romanian organisations. Its main objective is to develop a more structured and conceptualised view of diversity initiatives in the Romanian working environement and to examine why business leaders perceive diversity management as being an important contributor to their competitive advantage in today’s economic and social environment.

Promotion of the project during May (EU Diversity Month)
Finalization of the project - End of June

The European Commission will hold a high-level event on Diversity on 27-28 April 2023 with the Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli, where the winners of the European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity Award will be announced and EU Diversity Month 2023 will be officially opened. This event will bring together cities and regions, policymakers, diversity managers, chief executive officers of diversity charter signatories, other organisations and stakeholders.

Join Commissioner Dalli and representatives from the world of business and civil society as we explore how to build more inclusive workplaces. This year’s theme is assessing diversity: find out how taking stock can help you map a clearer path to a more diverse and equal organisation. Join us to find out how we can all play a part in creating truly inclusive spaces that help businesses and staff grow.

Registration available here

Guide to inspire celebrating EU Diversity Month

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