PROGEDI Program Kick-off meeting
The two-day kick-off meeting of the PROGEDI project took place with great success, on the 30th and 31st of January 2023, at the offices of International Rescue Committee (IRC) Hellas, in Athens city center. This is a new and innovative European project which aims to promote diversity, equality and social inclusion in the business and public sector in Greece.
Although diversity and equality are key priorities of the values of European Union (EU) and the business case for diversity is stronger than ever, evidence from various reports show that internationally, as well as in Greece progress towards a more equal, inclusive and diverse working environment is a complex and slow process.
PROGEDI is co-funded by the European Commission through the program of Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values. PROGEDI was initiated on the 1st of January 2023 and its duration is 16 months.
IRC (International Rescue Committee Hellas), KEAN (Cell of Alternative Youth Searches) and Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity designed the project activities and agreed on the common goals. The first activity is to map the needs of organizations in public and private sector, aiming to motivate them through PROGEDI activities, to develop and implement equal opportunities and policies in their working environment. The partners discussed the different stages of the project which include research, trainings, visibility of results and evaluation of activities.
Promoting Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace.
The strategic objectives of PROGEDI project are:
1. Strengthening the capacity of HR and managerial staff of both selected small and medium-sized enterprises and public sector organizations in Greece, on diversity management and inclusion practices.
2. Raising awareness on multi-dimensional diversity in the working environment.
3. Motivating and engaging companies and public sector bodies to further endorse the Diversity Charter in Greece.
4. Strengthening national and transnational cooperation on diversity management among private enterprises, public bodies, and community organizations