Skills for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

13.9.2023 13:00

International online seminar

Skills for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Requirements for a fairer, more diverse and inclusive labour market 

What competencies should management education develop regarding equality, diversity and inclusion? What is the current state in Europe and is there a gap?


The seminar is hosted by Jani Toivola

13:00 Welcome to the seminar

13:05 Introduction to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Business Management Education and training: Josephine Browne | IADT

13:15 Project findings on EDI competences: Heini Ikävalko | Aalto University and Audrey Stenson | IADT

Panel discussion: Differences on EDI competences in Germany, Italy, Greece, Ireland and Finland:  

  • Valeriya Racheeva | Technische Universität Dresden 
  • Marco Croella | Talent Garden
  • Eleni Georgakakou and Konstantinos Mantzos | Hellenic Open University 
  • Audrey Stenson | IADT 
  • Heini Ikävalko | Aalto University

13:45 European research perspective on skills gaps in equality, diversity and inclusion: Maria Jepsen | European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working conditions

14:00 Break (during the break we will show EDIFY videos on best practices)

14:15 European perspective on EDI, pay transparency directive: Sirpa Pietikäinen | European parliament

14:40 Panel: Challenges and solutions in EDI competences - competence gaps, training needs and best practices:

  • Kate Canning | DLR Mill Theatre
  • Julius Hurri | Netlight Consulting
  • Sharon McGreevy | IADT
  • Greta Andersson | FIBS
  • Alicia Garcia-Madrid Colado | European Network of Innovation for Inclusion  

15:25 The way forward

 The programme is subject to changes.

To whom?

The seminar is open for all interested in equality, diversity and inclusion in business management and education and training. 


EDIFY EDU project

The seminar is arranged by the international EDIFY EDU project  addressing the skills gap of Management education with regards to competencies on equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). The project will facilitate skills for management students and managers in medium-sized companies, to respond to the societal transformation by setting up a system for skill assessment, learning offer and validation and recognition. 

In EDIFY-EDU project there are 12 research and project organisations from Ireland, Italy, Austria, Greece, Germany and Finland (TIEKE and Aalto University). 

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