Closing the Gap: City Leadership on Employment and Workforce Diversity

Labor market participation is key to effective and meaningful inclusion in society, and minorities and marginalized groups still face barriers and discrimination in equal access to employment. Across the 11 cities studied in the Muslims in EU Cities reports, a series of efforts are being made by private, public, and third-sector organizations to support and advance the labor market participation of minority and marginalized groups.

In partnership with Cities of Migration, the Open Society Foundations’ At Home in Europe Project cohosted an international webinar (online seminar) which examines efforts made by municipal authorities to develop effective strategies to recruit, develop, and retain a diverse workforce which better reflects the communities they serve.

The webinar features presentations from the municipal authorities of Hamburg (Germany) and Copenhagen (Denmark), who have built strong campaigns and delivered results in their commitment to workforce diversity, as highlighted in the At Home in Europe Project report Living Together: Projects Promoting Inclusion in 11 EU Cities.

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Further information can be found at the Cities of Migration website, where you can watch a recording of the webinar, download the presentation slides, and read more about the Copenhagen and Hamburg efforts to promote workforce diversity.

Date: November 23, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Online seminar

Anna Mee Allerslev, Nazia Hussain, and Stefan Müller