Diversity news at the Luxembourg

Women and the social solidarity economy sector

The Ministry of Labour, Employment and social solidarity Economy organises a public conference entitled: Social Solidarity Economy: what role for women?


Wednesday 14th December from 4pm to 6pm at the Abbey of Neumünster, José Ensch room (2nd floor)

As Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess will be present, participants have to be in their seats before 3:50pm


On the agenda:

Introduction: “Women in the social solidarity economy in Europe: overview and challenges”, Natalia Résimont, Project manager, Quartiers du monde

Presentation of the WEstart study results: “Social entrepreneurship of women in Luxembourg”Erika Lambert, Consultant, WEstart

Documentary “Social solidarity economy – Three women portraits"

Round-table with Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour, Employment and social solidarity Economy / Olivier Massart, Executive director, ADA (Appui au développement autonome) / Emily Usher Shrair, Programme manager, European Women’s Lobby / one representative of the Luxembourgish economy / Moderator: Natalia Résimont, Project manager, Quartiers du monde


Are you interested in participating in this event? Please contact Fatima Mestre to register. 

Diversity Awards 2017: applications are now opened!

Does your organisation have any good practice on diversity? Well it is time to apply and try to win a Diversity Award. The four best practices in Luxembourg in terms of diversity management will be awarded in the following categories:

1. Recruitment, Welcome and Integration

2. Career Management

3. Work Environment and Wellbeing

4. Communication and Organisation's Values


The Diversity Awards ceremony will take place on May 11th 2017.

You can already apply and until 1st March 2017 midnight.

You will find more information on why and how to apply here.

Second “Diversity & Business Lëtzebuerg” barometer: what progress?


This 28th of November, the second barometer “Diversity & Business Lëtzebuerg” has been presented during a press conference with Corinne Cahen, Minister for Family and Integration and patron of the Diversity Charter Lëtzebuerg. Data are collected every two years to draw up the barometer. These data display all the actions led by 132 signatories of the Diversity Charter. This year, the barometer shows the evolution during 2014 and 2016.


On the whole, 46% of the signatories already drew up a diversity action plan and 62% created a work environment facilitating their diversity management strategy.

Some progress among the signatories:

  • Women are better represented among the signatories (55% of the total workforce);
  • Over ten discrimination criteria are treated;
  • Signatories use the practical guide “Diversity Management” to implement their strategy;
  • One in two signatories (48%) made a diversity diagnosis;
  • The Charter allows the implementation of a first diversity action;
  • Six out of ten notice a positive impact on their image and reputation.

These percentages show that organisations are more and more conscious about the competitive advantage and the higher performance that diversity brings. They also communicate better internally and externally on their diversity commitment, enabling to raise employees’ as well as clients’ and partners’ awareness on the importance of diversity.


Find out more statistics in the 2016 barometer.

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