May is European Diversity Month and, in Estonia, this culminates on 12th May when Diversity Day is celebrated. Diversity Day is a great way to share the joy arising from diversity with one another, to learn something new, and to exchange wonderful experiences.
Diversity Day was adopted in Estonia by the leaders and members of the Diversity Charter network. Celebrated already for the 7th time, every year the event includes more and more organisations and partners who believe that promoting diversity and equality is important.
For employers, Diversity Day is a good way of highlighting the topic to staff and reminding them why respecting differences is important for their organisation. Every year, Diversity Day is celebrated in dozens of organisations across the country, both big and small, with anything from organising crucial public debates to holding workshops and quizzes among staff. Anyone can become involved in marking the occasion – in addition to staff events, throughout the years groups of friends, cafes and restaurants, culture clubs, cinemas, youth centres, and schools have also run events. If you have a cool idea, or an event you’re planning resonates with the topic and you’d like to be included, please let us know. We want to hear from you – please register your Diversity Day activity here! Also, please mark yourself as attending the event on Facebook!
Diversity Day is a part of the European Diversity Month. Diversity Day is led by the European Commission and dozens of European countries have joined to mark the occasion.
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