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DLA Piper Luxembourg launches a legal programme for asylum seekers and refugees

Following its successful introduction in Amsterdam, Paris, Cologne, Milan and Vienna earlier this year, our signatory of the Diversity Charter DLA Piper is proud to launch "Know Your Rights", a pro bono programme for the legal empowerment of refugees and asylum seekers in Luxembourg.

 

The nine-week programme, beginning on the 27th September 2018, aims to empower asylum seekers and refugees by increasing their core legal knowledge and associated soft skills. Indeed, the firm will provide weekly training on various legal issues and their rights, to help attendees integrate better into society, become better advocates for their own interests, and pursue their professional and personal goals. The topics taught include asylum & immigration law, employment law, education, housing health law, negotiation skills, Luxembourg judicial system, contract law, and entrepreneurship.

 

DLA Piper's lawyers and clients are teaching the classes. The programme receives also the support of NGO partners including ASTI, Red Cross, Caritas, UNHCR, Passerell, RYSE and the University of Luxembourg.

Co-creation Workshop: Diversity - Inclusion of LGBTI people

 

IMS Luxembourg, together with the Ministry of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidary Economy, the ULESS and 6zero, is pleased to invite you to the first of four co-creation workshops centered on the topic of inclusion of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender and Intersex people (LGBTI).

 

IMS member companies, social and solidary based-companies and public organizations are invited to come and exchange on LGBTI inclusion in order to understand the topic and its interest, identify the issue and challenges, and imagine concrete initiatives and solutions. 

 

WHEN ? 25th of October from 1pm to 5pm

 

WHERE ? Maison de l’économie sociale et de l’innovation sociale(MESIS), 15 côte d’Eich, Luxembourg

 

 

For more informations and registration please visit IMS website.

Diversity Network « Age management – Building an inclusive culture »

 

 

30 participants attended our Diversity Network on 12th September to exchange around the theme of Age management with an emphasis on Building an inclusive culture, with Linklaters' Global Diversity Manager, Daniel Danso.

 

According to him, it is a business prerogative to manage talent and thus manage the different generations. Generations all want the same : A good workplace, work/life balance, respect but there is a growing gap between generations through the lens of technology.

If not properly managed, these expectations might impact a company’s capacity to retain these talents and to ensure a social cohesion between generations.

 

It is therefore important to:

  1. Work on unconscious bias
  2. Teach to manage private an professional lives and thus decrease the blur between personal & professional lives. The employer brand doesn’t belong to the employer any longer and can be evaluated through behaviour of employees on social media as well.
  3. Be aware of the danger of getting desensitized (educate employees differently)
  4. Tackle the Fear Of Missing Out – increasing social anxiety
  5. Have in mind that young people do not necessarily have diversity sorted
  6. Acknowledge the difficulties for older generations to cope with the evolution of technology

There is therefore a need to have a visible leadership on Diversity & Inclusion and to redefine what is “inappropriate” (use of language)

 

 

Other examples to put in place an effective age management are:

  • Reverse mentoring – board learns what it is like to be a junior
  • Innovation Hub: allow all employees to develop and suggest innovative solutions
  • Agile working for everyone
  • Interventions earlier in career to foster a diversity-awareness

 

We thank all the participants for their involvement in the success of this event, as well as Linklaters for providing the premises and Daniel Danso for his much appreciated input.

 
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