Diversity Europe

The New European Union Challenge: Inclusion of All

The European Union has proven itself to be one of the most welcoming places for migrants and refugees. Now it is ready to move from diversity to inclusion of all in economic opportunities, and businesses will be key players in the effort.
— By Jill Motley

The European Union (EU) has been a standard bearer the last decade for welcoming people in need from around the world. It becomes more diverse each year based on characteristics like religion, race and ethnicity.

As the group of countries take stock of where they stand now, there are growing calls for the group of countries to move from a focus on diversity to a focus on inclusion. Governments and businesses are on a similar path followed by the U.S. and Canada, both of which encourage diversity but continue to struggle with true inclusion of various groups of people.

The EU is now facing the challenge of overcoming racism in particular. The governments of the EU member states ...

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