University in Euro drive to end prejudice

Sheffield Hallam University is managing a project to create an anti-discrimination framework for employers in European Union countries.

Among the issues covered by the Diversity Enabling Framework are working conditions, impact assessment of policies and performance management. It has been funded with 300,000 euros (£189,000) from the European Commission.

Colin Hawkes, the university’s pro vice-chancellor will chair the management board of the project. He said, “Good practice in anti-discrimination is not about removing prejudices, but is about dealing with them in a business or organisational context.”

Sheffield Business School will train the trainers who will work in the participating cities.

The framework will run for a year before its results are presented to the European Commission next December.

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