This book contains the proceedings of the International Forum on Diversity, Equality and Integration (Brussels – 26 & 27 September 2007), during which outstanding legal scholars, civil servants, managers and trade unionists indicated how to fight discrimination through participation in the labour markets.
Throughout the different contributions, an array of possible positive actions is examined: diversity plans, anonymous applications, public procurement contracts, diversity managers, class actions, awards for model enterprises,… Pro and contra are examined. Various grounds of discrimination (race, gender, religion,…) are discussed as well as the issue of diversity reporting and privacy. The situation in different countries is thoroughly examined by means of specific country reports.
The lessons learned from legislation, case law, practices and experiences – on a national as well as transnational level – will allow to draw conclusions on how to realise integration successfully, while maintaining diversity.