In order to celebrate the EU Diversity Month and address the topics of the recently-launched Union of Equality survey, the Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space of the European Commission (DG DEFIS), has organized a workshop that aims at discussing with relevant actors the current situation and the future challenges related to diversity and inclusion in the Defence, Aeronautics and Space sectors.
The European Commission’s strategy targets discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, or sexual orientation. In this regard, the scope of this workshop is that of gathering feedbacks and information coming from the Defence, Aeronautics and Space industries, as well as sharing the best practices employed to tackle inequality and allow for diversity and inclusion.
The workshop will therefore feature both high-level professionals from these sectors and representatives of NGOs and associations active in the promotion and safeguard of equality in the European Union.
Welcome & Introduction
15.00 – 15.05
15.05 – 15.45
-Why is data important for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion mainstreaming?
-Importance of data to streamline and shape policies for future generations, and presentation of DG DEFIS’ new survey on equality, diversity and inclusion
15.45 – 16.25
-Barriers to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and how to overcome them
-Discussion and votes with participants on Sli.do on how to foster a better culture towards diversity, inclusion and equality in organisations in these sectors
16.25 – 16.30