Title IN-DIVERSITY – Managing cultural diversity
Project Number 2010-1-ES1-LEO05-21234
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text This project, with the main aim of training in cultural diversity management, has contributed to generate wealth for companies, to the fight against discrimination, and to the integration of immigrants in companies and in the European society.
The cultural diversity is inevitable in the XXI century society, the migrant movements make Europe more heterogeneous and open, and it demands that the labour market and the enterprises search for the specific value that the diversity gives.
The presence of people from other cultures in the labour market has been increased, but no progress has been made in the design and implementation of specific policies for managing diversity and the promotion of intercultural dialogue in enterprises. It is predictable that the employers consider more and more the diversity as an element to manage in their companies, and that they need specific training to qualify them in order to integrate the differences of the workers, include cultural, in the culture of the organization.
The main goal of this project has been giving to the labour market management and training tools to manage the cultural diversity in the companies. It allowed the transference of innovative products of the project “Diversity Management Tools for the Workplace – DiManT”: e-learning about diversity management in the workplace and the Diversity Management Toolkit) to other partner countries, adapting them to each legal, culture and language reality, and added this training contents to the vocational training offer of each of them.
All the organizations took part of this project mostly developed research about training in the companies’ environment, offered vocational training to workers, included managers, and to enterprises, and have a lot of experience in the development of European projects.
This project allowed the development of tools to managers of companies, trainers, human resource professionals, employers associations and trade unions for managing diversity and support it effectively and ensure a better integration of working people from other cultures in each participating country.
The resultant tools have been developed in a very user friendly manner in order to cater to the vast target groups the project addressed with the objective of offering tools and mechanisms to managers and employees to understand, respect and value to contribution that immigrant populations give to any organisation, regardless the size in the present diversity and complex markets, and at the same time awareness of the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity within Europe.
Utilization and distribution of results
Open and distance learning
Recognition, transparency, certification
Access for disadvantaged
Activities of Extraterritorial Organisations and Bodies
Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administrative and Support Service Activities
Financial and Insurance Activities
Accommodation and Food Service Activities
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
Human Health and Social Work Activities
Other Service Activities
Information and Communication
Transportation and Storage
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
The tangible results of the project were a report with the social, politic, legal, and cultural context of each partner country, a training product in e-learning format about managing of diversity, and specifically of the cultural diversity, adapted to the legal, cultural and linguistic context of each participant country, and Training Supports on Diversity Management in the Workplace also adapted to each country.
Other products such us internal partnership reports, dissemination material and evaluation reports were developed throughout the project.