UNLOCKING DIVERSITY – The EMEN COP3 Online Annual Event!

The EMEN annual event goes online and becomes a series of webinars!

In the framework of the 3rd EMEN annual event, each Monday of June the EMEN project will offer you a 1h30 webinar on different topics around the theme “Unlocking diversity”. Indeed, in the impossibility of organizing an in-person event, our partners UNITEE and Eurochambres decided to give to all the opportunity to join our discussions online, via 4 dedicated webinars! Read below to discover more about our webinars and to register!

“Unlocking diversity” – The webinar series

In our globalised times of constant changes, diversity has become a fact of life in Europe. It is sufficient to wander around a European city to see how our societies are more diverse than they have ever been. This diversity – or, in some cases, even “super-diversity” – has brought about a long list of benefits: it fostered the development of new businesses, contributed to establishing new cultural manifestations and even helped with the renewal of entire neighbourhoods in cities. The benefits of integrating diversity have proven to be considerable according to extensive research, which has shown that diverse communities, organizations and institutions may enjoy a performance advantage.

And yet, in many cases, this benefit is still misunderstood: diversity is more often seen as a problem to solve or as a danger, rather than an opportunity. As a consequence, in many areas, diversity still has an untapped potential, hidden behind a barrier of misunderstanding and mistrust. This situation is not only unfair; it is self-defeating. In a globalised economy in which success often means the ability to innovate and to let knowledge circulate, not being able to integrate diversity risks heavily damaging on the long-term the economic well-being of Europe and its ambition to remain one of the biggest and most performing economies in the world.

It is therefore in the best EU’s interest to recognize the value of diversity and learn to manage it correctly, especially in times of crises, for the benefit of all. In the framework of this global pandemic, many topics will be addressed during this series of webinars, such as access to divers finance, the benefits and resilience of divers cities and communities, the essence of migrant entrepreneurship,  the role of Corporate Social Responsibility,  the positive effects of diversity and its added value to our European culture, society and economy, while offering some perspectives on the way forward gathered in the framework of the EMEN project on supporting migrant entrepreneurship.

Four appointments with the EMEN project

Webinar 1: Access to divers finance in times of crisis

8th of June 2020

15:00 – 16:30 CET

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0P0bq1LwT4GYITyQKHNqrA

Webinar 2: Resilience of divers cities and communities in times of crisis

15th of June 2020

15:00 – 16:30 CET

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hNpmjOQdTT2jZvXwOg67pQ

Webinar 3: The essence of migrant entrepreneurship and business associations

22nd of June 2020

15:00 – 16:30 CET

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FmqzCMWFShmDOWhl_GmmkQ

Webinar 4: Corporate Social Responsibility support in times of crisis

29th of June 2020

15:00 – 16:30

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fYzTkPKeS5W4WeHlm7Y6YQ

Start registering and stay tuned for more details!

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