Global terrorism, extremist rhetoric and companies suffering of “diversity fatigue” seem, together with economic ”hard facts” considered more important, to transform diversity into an empty catchphrase at its best and into an overhauled concept at its worst. Despite or because of that, we at CEC European Managers are convinced that discussing diversity has never been more relevant than today. Nothing less than our society as a whole and international peace are at stake. Our approach is that changes must happen where they are most effective: most often, in the workplace. Responsible leadership will be essential to transform the vision of a pluralist society into reality.
Our publication “From diversity to pluralism: Diversity management in Europe” offers a theoretical, political and practival overview on diversity management in Europe. In the introductory part, it presents the three main approaches to diversity and to tackling discrimination. In the second part, key EU countries’ legislation is reviewed in that respect. Furthermore, a series of examples for diversity programmes and policies in managerial organisations and companies are presented.