5.ª Edição da Newsletter da Plataforma Europeia das Cartas para a Diversidade

No último mês de março, a CSR Europe, organização que gerencia a Plataforma Europeia das Cartas para a Diversidade, lançou a mais recente edição da newsletter da Plataforma. Para ler as edições anteriores, acesse a página da Comissão Europeia sobre Cartas para a Diversidade.

Os artigos destacados abordaram a importância do combate à discriminação LGBTI, além de trazerem um update sobre a reunião das Cartas Europeias que aconteceu em fevereiro, em Bruxelas. Neste encontro, foram discutidos temas como o idadismo (discriminação face à idade), o papel dos parceiros sociais na promoção da diversidade nos locais de trabalho e a integração de migrantes no mercado laboral.

Na secção em que são apresentadas as actualizações das Cartas, a Carta Portuguesa para a Diversidade trouxe uma notícia sobre o Plenário das organizações signatárias, ocorrido em janeiro. Por fim, foram divulgados alguns dos mais relevantes pontos das atividades da Carta: o Fórum para a Diversidade (maio), o Selo da Diversidade, e a gala de atribuição do Selo (novembro).

 

Portugal: Portuguese Diversity Charter 2017 Plenary Meeting

Almost a year after the official launch of the Portuguese Diversity Charter, on 31 March 2015, where 80 organisations publicly signed their commitment with diversity, 110 organisations from all sectors have committed to this movement.

On 17 January, a Plenary Meeting was held with 69 people from 50 organisations present, where the Charter Executive Committee presented the work developed during the past year, the Activities Plan and budget for 2017 and the feedback on the working groups that have been running since September 2016.

 

Since the beginning, we have strived to promote the Charter and the active participation of the signatory organisations in deciding, planning, implementing and evaluating the activities. With that in mind, three working groups involving 40 organisations were created in September 2016. The 2nd part of the Plenary intended to promote this collaborative environment, this is why the “World Cafe” methodology was used – five tables, each one discussing an existing working group, another discussing new ideas for working groups and another intended to gather ideas for the Charter communication, were set up.

 

As a result, new themes for working groups or specific approaches were suggested and discussed. One outcome is that Communication is now being addressed in a new working group. Others, like the “invisible diversities” such as such as religion or sexual orientation came as future challenges for the Charter to work on.

 

One of the objectives for 2017 is the launch of the 1st Edition of the Portuguese Diversity Award. One of the working groups has been in charge of producing it and it will be launched on 22 May 2017, at the Portuguese Charter Forum. The results will be made public by the end of September and the Awards given at the Charter Gala, which is scheduled for 10 November 2017.