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EQUAL@WORK  | January #2020
How we intend to make #EU future proof in #2020 | The year ahead
Michael Privot, Director @ENAREurope talks about what ENAR plans to do in year 2020. Watch more
#2020 : The year ahead for #research on anti-racism
Ojeaku Nwabuzo, Senior Research Officer of ENAR talks about the year ahead for research on anti racism. Watch the full video
How Google, Coca-Cola And Other American Companies Are Celebrating Black History Month 2020

February is Black History Month, and much of corporate America is commemorating the occasion. From tech to retail and industries in between, here’s how some of the nation’s biggest businesses are celebrating the achievements of black Americans. Read More

Discrimination à l'embauche : les résultats de la campagne de testing passée sous silence par le gouvernement

C'était pourtant une promesse de campagne d'Emmanuel Macron. Promesse réitérée lors de son discours de Tourcoing de novembre 2017 sur la politique de la ville. Le président de la République s'engageait alors devant un parterre d'associations de quartiers populaires à poursuivre les "opérations de testing", à "pénaliser les discriminations à l'embauche et à rendre publics les noms des entreprises les plus délinquantes en la matière", faisant allusion à la pratique anglo-saxone du "name and shame".  Read More

Press release: Brexit risks significantly reducing the diversity in EU institutions
 
Ethnic and racial minorities are already underrepresented in all EU institutions. In the European Parliament, although the 2019 elections brought a welcome increase in the numbers of racial and ethnic minorities elected, Brexit now rolls back most of the gains. According to our analysis, the United Kingdom elected the most MEPs of colour, and the number of racial and ethnic minority MEPs will now go down from 5% to 4%.

In other EU institutions also, although they do not collect data on the racial diversity of their workforce, making it difficult to know the extent of the problem, anecdotal evidence suggests that the few members of staff of racial or ethnic minority background are often from the United Kingdom. Read More

ENAR's Equal@work Platform brings together employers from the public and private sector, social partners, NGOs, public authorities and political institutions to explore progressive ways to operate workplaces that are open, equal and free from discrimination.

What can the EU institutions do to improve racial diversity? 
We outline the steps needed in our roadmap to racial diversity by 2024. Read More
75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau camps
 
The European Jewish Association (EJA) organised an event on 20 January 2020 in Krakow to commemorate 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz extermination camp. The Director spoke during a panel on antisemitism today.

FRA’s participation to this event is of symbolic value, and a means to reaffirm its commitment to combating antisemitism. Read More
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Call for a consultant - Impact assessment and strategic planning: Dead line: February 02, 2020, Read More
 
VACANCIES

Open Society Foundations Soros Equality Fellowship, which aims to support long-term leaders influencing the racial justice field. Deadline: 13/02/2020. Read More
Research Officer : The Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights. Read More
SECRETARY GENERAL for SOLIDAR. Read More
Finance and Administration Director for The European Women’s Lobby (EWL).Read More
 
EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Formation 10 jours: De la diversité à l’inclusion dans le monde professionnel, BePax, from October 2019 to June 2020, Namur, Belgium. Read More
Nominations for the Yorkshire Asian Young Achievers Awards: QED Foundation , Read More
EU funding call: Call for proposals to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance and to monitor, prevent and counter hate speech online, Read More
37e Festival des migrations, des cultures et de la citoyenneté : des affiches empreintes de symboles: Read More
UN’s Approach to Protecting and Promoting Civic Space: Online Consultation,13 - 24 Jan: Read More
ISD-Bund fundraising campaign: Empower activism - movement lives through us! Read More & Donate
Data Justice Conference: Civic Participation in the Datafied Society, Data Justice Lab, 28-29/05/2020, Cardiff, UK. Read More
Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF): Read more
Opportunities for Roma Inclusion Projects under the EEA and Norway Grants in Romania. Read More
New Civitates fund to support independent, public interest journalism in Europe. Read More
Call for entries for 2020 Black International Cinema Berlin, 7-10/05/2020. Read More
 
ENAR NEWS
Dehumanising Europeans of Asian origins under the guise of corona is utterly racist.
We strongly denounce the systematic efforts of those who attack Europeans with Asian origins over #coronavirus. This disgusting #racist & #xenophobic rhetoric divides our people & stands to threaten our shared European values. Share now
Prime Minister announces National Action Plan Against Racism in Belgium
The NAPAR Coalition in Belgium, of which ENAR is a member, welcomes this commitment and underlines the importance of implementing this plan as soon as possible. This action plan should include clear and effective measures to prevent racist incidents, as well as the structural exclusion of racialised people. The NAPAR Coalition stands ready to continue to be engaged in the development and implementation of this plan. Read More
ERGO Network meets European Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli to commemorate the Holocaust Remembrance Day and discuss the future of Roma inclusion post 2020

On 28 January 2020, a delegation of European Roma Grassroots Organisations (ERGO) Network members from across Europe met with the new European Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli to commemorate the Holocaust Remembrance Day, as well as to discuss about the challenges faced by Roma civil society organisations in fighting antigypsyism and advocating for Roma rights and inclusion, and a meaningful and participatory post-2020 Roma Strategy. Read More
Making #Europe future proof with an inclusive #EU.
Amazing #fridaymorning at ENAR office today as well all are doing a the 2020 workplan review. Read More
EQUAL@WORK PARTNERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
L’Oréal Launches Employee Human Rights Policy
The policy sets standards for issues such as guarantee of a living wage and freedom of expression. Read More
Twitter suspends Katie Hopkins for violating its anti-hate policy setting a prositive example.

Controversial commentator Katie Hopkins has had her Twitter account suspended for violating its anti-hate policy. The social media giant said the former Apprentice contestant had been temporarily locked out of her account. Ms Hopkins has more than one million followers on the site and is known for her outspoken views. US President Donald Trump has re-tweeted her on several occasions, allowing her to gain a larger global following. Read More

Inditex is donating €8.5 million to Caritas to support social employment and circular economy initiatives in Spain

Inditex's executive chairman, Pablo Isla, and Caritas's president, Manuel Bretón, today agreed to extend two collaboration agreements for three years.The agreements are articulated around the provision of support for programmes targeted at job creation for vulnerable sections of society, on the one hand, and the collection of clothing for recycling and reuse, on the other. Read More

AI, RECRUITMENT & BIAS

 Why your AI might be racist and what to do about it
 
Racism among humans is a social problem, but racism in an AI is an engineering problem. Racism in an AI needs to be addressed just like any other kind of engineering problem. Getting political is likely to backfire and can cause more harm than good. Read More
AI expert calls for end to UK use of ‘racially biased’ algorithms 
An expert on artificial intelligence has called for all algorithms that make life-changing decisions – in areas from job applications to immigration into the UK – to be halted immediately. Prof Noel Sharkey said algorithms were so “infected with biases” that their decision-making processes could not be fair or trusted. On inbuilt bias in algorithms, Sharkey said: “There are so many biases happening now, from job interviews to welfare to determining who should get bail and who should go to jail. It is quite clear that we really have to stop using decision algorithms, and I am someone who has always been very light on regulation and always believed that it stifles innovation. Read More

Challenges BUSINESS & INCLUSION

Why Diversity Training Isn’t Enough
If you’ve consumed liberal media at any point over the last two decades or so, you’re likely aware of the growing attention to (and outrage over) the lack of racial diversity in: Hollywood movies, tech, journalism, Washington, Young Adult books, modeling, college course syllabi, Forbes’s annual list of billionaires, socialist organizations, museum curators, museum exhibitions, the faces on U.S. currency, podcasts, Trump’s Cabinet, luxury brands, the cannabis industry, and so on. In a multiracial America that’s forecast to become majority minority in a few decades, critics have pointed out, it’s shameful that so many business sectors and cultural venues—and in particular, the most prestigious of them—remain disproportionately white. Read More
Equality, diversity and inclusion are themes at the Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2020

Following on from last year's hugely successful inaugural event, the wheels are now in motion for the second Big Logistics Diversity Challenge. Multi-media specialists Nimble Media Ltd has partnered with Talent in Logistics (TiL) to stage this year's event specifically designed to promote the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion across the logistics industry. Read More

NEWS FROM EUROPE & BEYOND
Q&A With Pamela Newkirk: Diversity’s Slow Incorporation Into the Corporate Mainstream

Pamela Newkirk, author of “Diversity, Inc.,” award-winning journalist and New York University journalism professor, talked to Workforce about the diversity industry. She questions whether billion-dollar diversity programs have worked and explores why the progress has been so slow, challenging the workplace and individuals to do better in applying incentives and sparking a different conversation. Read More

Artificial Intelligence Is a Double-Edged Sword. Here’s How HR Leaders Can Properly Wield It
Unemployment in the United States stands at a 50-year low. The quit rate of workers hovers near an all-time high. And the number of open jobs continues to outpace the number of unemployed individuals.
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Black Facebook staff describe workplace racism in anonymous letter
One year after a former Facebook manager accused the company of having “a black people problem” – failing its black employees by allowing the proliferation of a hostile workplace culture — an anonymous group of tech workers at the social media giant have penned a letter in which they argue that the problem has only metastasized. “Racism, discrimination, bias, and aggression do not come from the big moments,” they write. “It’s in the small actions that mount up over time and build into a culture where we are only meant to be seen as quotas, but never heard, never acknowledged, never recognized, and never accepted.” Read More
PUBLICATIONS
Business-related human rights abuse and remedies 
Ensuring access to effective remedy is an important part of global efforts to encourage business conduct that respects human rights. A new Fundamental Rights Agency’s (FRA) paper looks at examples of business-related human rights abuse and identifies key factors facilitating access to remedy. FRA’s paper provides an overview of select examples of business-related human rights abuse identified through desk research. It refers to the types of industry sectors involved, the profile of victims and types of rights affected, as well as the complaints mechanisms used. Read More
Lack of skills, networks, motivation and finance keep female, migrant and young entrepreneurs from growing stronger
The “Missing Entrepreneurs 2019” report focuses on inclusive entrepreneurship policies. These policies aim at reaching the target groups (such as women, migrants, youth) for whom the usual barriers to start and grow a business are larger than average. The report finds that the gender gap in entrepreneurship only closes slightly, while immigrants are more likely to be self-employed than one decade ago. The report also finds that these target groups are under-represented among digital entrepreneurs due to several factors such as the absence of digital entrepreneurship role models and lack of digital skills. Read More
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