EPSA event

Diverse Workforce and New Work: Inclusiveness and Gender Mainstreaming

24 June 2022
9.00 - 13:15 CET

About the event

Population world wide gets more and more diverse – so does the workforce inside public administration as we differ as regards competencies, engagement, values, origin, culture and ethics, age, gender, sexual identity, physical and mental abilities or religious beliefs.

As a result of strategic workforce planning and the changing world of work with on ongoing individualization in HRM and more people focus public administration needs policies and instruments for a sustainable Diversity Management to promote equity and equal opportunities. Managing a diverse workforce is also an important enabler to promote employee engagement and to promote employer attractiveness.

Diversity needs a value oriented organizational culture and strong leadership and collaboration. Inclusion is more than integration and this promotes strong identification with the employers. Gender Mainstreaming and the promotion of females into leading positions are very relevant topics. Gender Mainstreaming also obtains a cross-over function looking at the various areas of action as mentioned above.

In this module we will have a special focus on inclusiveness and promoting staff members with disabilities and the role of Gender Mainstreaming.

View the agenda below.

Registration for this workshop is closed.

Lead of the learning path


Erika Landi

Director for HR Support and Social Services at the European Parliament

Géraldine Dufort

Head of the Diversity and Inclusion Office in the Commission’s HR Department.

EIPA moderator(s)

The programme

08.50Registration of participants on zoom platform
9.00Welcome and Introduction

Juulia Baer-Bader, Communications Manager, EIPA

9.10Diverse Workforce and New Work

Beatrix Behrens, EIPA Seconded Expert HRM and Public Management. Head of Division Organizational Division, Academy of the German Federal Employment Agency

9.30Managing Diversity and Gender Mainstreaming at the European Commission

Géraldine Dufort, Principal Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion at the Directorate General for Human Resources and Security, European Commission

10.15Managing Inclusion and an inclusive culture at the European Parliament

Erika Landi, Director, European Parliament, Directorate-General for Personnel, Directorate for HR Support and Social Services

10.45Towards gender inclusiveness in the public service

Alana Baker, Public Management and Budgeting Division, Public Governance Directorate, OECD

11.15Managing Diversity and Inclusion – examples from the private sector

Christiane Flüter-Hoffmann, Senior Researcher for Human Resource Management Policies, German Economic Institute

12.15Workshop: How to shape a culture of inclusiveness and how to promote employees with disabilities

Stephan Böhm, Director Center for Disability and Integration, University of St. Gallen

13.15End of the Day