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University of Exeter to Lead €9.75 Million Research Project Addressing Inequality and Discrimination in Europe

(IN BRIEF) Professor Susan Banducci from the University of Exeter will lead the Infra4NextGen research project, funded by the European Commission with €9.75 million over four years, to address inequality, racism, and xenophobia in Europe. The research aims to support … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom Employees Volunteer to Support Children in Need Through Charity Gala

(IN BRIEF) Deutsche Telekom is supporting children in need through its participation in the “Ein Herz für Kinder” charity gala in aid of BILD hilft e. V. More than 2,300 Telekom employees will volunteer to accept donations during the live … Read the full press release

CERN Celebrates LGBTQ+ Diversity with Historic Flag-Raising Ceremony

(IN BRIEF) CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, marked a historic moment by raising the Progress Pride flag on its main Esplanade for the first time. This event, coinciding with LGBTQ+ STEM Day, underscores CERN’s commitment to recognizing and … Read the full press release

Yikri Wins European Microfinance Award 2023 for Innovative Poverty Alleviation in Burkina Faso

(IN BRIEF) Yikri, supported by Entrepreneurs du Monde, has been awarded the prestigious €100,000 European Microfinance Award 2023 by the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of Luxembourg. Yikri focuses on social microfinance as a means of poverty alleviation, … Read the full press release

Riverty and GirlCode Join Forces to Tackle Gender Disparity in European Tech and FinTech Sectors

(IN BRIEF) Riverty, a prominent FinTech player, has teamed up with the global community GirlCode to address the alarming gender imbalance in the tech and FinTech sectors in Europe. Recent statistics reveal that only 22% of tech roles in European … Read the full press release

Fincantieri Commits to Gender Equality with Endorsement of UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

(IN BRIEF) Fincantieri, a global shipbuilding company, has reaffirmed its commitment to promoting gender equality at work by endorsing the seven United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). These principles include fostering a corporate culture focused on gender equality, ensuring the … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool Joins Liverpool Arts and Culture Race Equality Manifesto to Promote Inclusion and Diversity

(IN BRIEF) The University of Liverpool has officially signed the Liverpool Arts and Culture Race Equality Manifesto, an initiative aimed at fostering inclusion and equality within the arts and culture sector in the Liverpool City Region. The manifesto, developed by … Read the full press release

Amey Marks 15 Years of Partnership with Royal British Legion Industries, Contributing Over £730k in Social Value

(IN BRIEF) Amey is celebrating 15 years of partnership with the Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI), a charity that supports veterans and individuals with disabilities through employment and training. Over this period, Amey has invested more than £4.3 million in … Read the full press release

EQT Partners with Nobel Prize Outreach for Seminar on AI’s Role in Finance and Diversity

(IN BRIEF) EQT, an International Partner of Nobel Prize Outreach, recently hosted a seminar in conjunction with Nobel Prize Outreach’s conference in Seoul, South Korea, focused on “Future Learning: Exploring Science & Technology.” The seminar discussed the impact of generative … Read the full press release

Accenture and TD Bank Forge Coalition with Disability:IN to Drive Disability Inclusion in Marketing and Communications

(IN BRIEF) Accenture and TD Bank have partnered to establish a cross-industry coalition comprising Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) and Chief Communications Officers (CCOs) powered by Disability:IN. This coalition aims to accelerate disability inclusion in the marketing and communications professions by … Read the full press release

Vodafone’s m-mama Initiative Expands to Zanzibar, Aiding Expectant Mothers in Rural Tanzania

(IN BRIEF) In Tanzania, where over 40 million people reside in rural areas with limited access to healthcare, Vodafone’s m-mama initiative is making a significant impact by providing affordable emergency transport services for expectant mothers in need. The challenges of … Read the full press release

Barclays LifeSkills Unveils Bold Initiative to Tackle Unemployment and Bridge Social Divides

(IN BRIEF) Barclays LifeSkills is introducing a new strategy to address unemployment and social inequality, with a focus on underrepresented and underserved groups in the UK. The program aims to provide skills and employment opportunities to individuals facing barriers to … Read the full press release

Vodafone Foundation Launches Zoteria App to Combat Rising LGBTQ+ Hate Crime Across the UK

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone Foundation has introduced the Zoteria app to address the increasing LGBTQ+ hate crime incidents in the UK, particularly affecting trans and LGBTQ+ individuals. The app allows victims to quickly report incidents, receive support, and access educational content … Read the full press release

Kapsch TrafficCom Receives Inclusion Award for ‘Responsible Annotation’ Project Supporting People with Disabilities

(IN BRIEF) Kapsch TrafficCom has received an award at the Austria’s Leading Companies ceremony for its “Responsible Annotation” project, which focuses on integrating people with disabilities into the workforce. The project, initiated in 2019, provides opportunities for young individuals at … Read the full press release

Dunelm Continues 5-Year Tradition of Supporting Loughborough University Students

(IN BRIEF) For the fifth consecutive year, Dunelm has supplied Loughborough University with custom Dunelm starter packs for students in need, featuring bedding and kitchen essentials. These packs aim to ensure a smooth transition to university life by providing students … Read the full press release

Business Finland Director General Emphasizes Importance of Collaboration in RDI Chain

(IN BRIEF) Nina Kopola, Director General of Business Finland, has expressed support for the Finnish government’s commitment to increasing investment in research, development, and innovation (RDI). She highlights the importance of maintaining high standards across the entire RDI chain and … Read the full press release

Nucleus Foundation and Verve Foundation Collaborate to Empower Women in Financial Advice Sector

(IN BRIEF) Nucleus Foundation has partnered with the Verve Foundation to sponsor and assist 10 women in the We Are Change program, which offers training and qualifications for those aspiring to enter the financial advice field. This initiative aims to … Read the full press release

MYTILINEOS Collaborates with SKEP to Promote Disability Awareness in Attica Schools, Earns Recognition at Responsible Business Awards

(IN BRIEF) MYTILINEOS Energy & Metals has collaborated with the Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth (SKEP) to support the “Focus on the Person” Disability Awareness Educational Program in Attica schools during the 2022-2023 school year. The program … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Mexico Joins Forces with Pride Connection to Enhance LGBT+ Workplace Inclusion

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola Mexico has joined forces with Pride Connection to launch a comprehensive initiative focused on fostering LGBT+ inclusivity and eradicating workplace discrimination. The collaboration involves commitments laid out in a decalogue that aims to create safe spaces, raise … Read the full press release

Ericsson Recognized as Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion in The Disability Equality Index®

(IN BRIEF) Ericsson, a global telecommunications company, has been named a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” in The Disability Equality Index® (DEI), a benchmarking tool measuring disability workplace inclusion. The DEI is a collaboration between the American Association … Read the full press release

University of Warwick Shortlisted for University of the Year at UK Social Mobility Awards 2023

(IN BRIEF) The University of Warwick has been nominated for the University of the Year award at the UK Social Mobility Awards 2023. The awards recognize organizations that are actively working to advance social mobility within their workforce and beyond. … Read the full press release

Telekom Launches ‘Against Hate on the Net’ Initiative to Combat Hate Speech and Promote Digital Solidarity

(IN BRIEF) Telekom is launching its initiative “Against hate on the Net” with a new spot on the International Action Day for Victims of Hate Crime. The spot urges people to take action against hate speech on the internet by … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Recognized as Finalist for UK Social Mobility Awards

(IN BRIEF) The University of Exeter has been nominated for prestigious national awards, the UK Social Mobility Awards, in the Leadership of the Year and University of the Year categories. The university’s initiatives aim to improve access to higher education … Read the full press release

SEAT S.A. Demonstrates Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion at Pride BCN 2023

(IN BRIEF) SEAT S.A. is reaffirming its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity by sponsoring Pride BCN for the second consecutive year. The company will participate in the Pride march with employees riding on a specially designed bus, showcasing artwork … Read the full press release

University of St Andrews commits to gender equality in golf through The R&A Women in Golf Charter

(IN BRIEF) The University of St Andrews in Scotland has signed The R&A Women in Golf Charter, committing to gender equality and diversity in the golf industry. The charter, launched in 2018, promotes the recruitment, retention and progression of women … Read the full press release

GE ACADEMY online Final event

(PRESS RELEASE) THESSALONIKI, 8-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Gender Equality Academy (GE Academy) on the 18th of November 2021 organized its online final event aimed at presenting the project results as well as their uptake after the project’s lifetime. The online … Read the full press release

New media brand called 2050 launching in early 2022 to target young people concerned about the environment and climate change

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 1-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Burda Verlag, a German media group, has announced the launch of a new print magazine with focus on environment, society, culture and business. The new media brand will be called 2050 and will … Read the full press release

Launch of the Anna Lindh Foundation Virtual Marathon for Dialogue!

Launch of the Anna Lindh Foundation Virtual Marathon for Dialogue

Cyprus Network Activities (PRESS RELEASE) NICOSIA, 28-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The Cyprus Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation, a forum promoting intercultural dialogue both within the island and in the region by creating synergies and building bridges among citizens, is … Read the full press release

Amey spent £930,000 with social enterprises in 2017

OXFORD, 23-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A year on from joining the Buy Social Corporate Challenge, Amey is announcing that it has spent almost £1m with social enterprises in 2017, as new partnerships are formed with Belu, Wild Hearts and Recycling … Read the full press release

The BKW Group released its 2012 Sustainability Report

29-7-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The BKW Group (BKW) drove forward its commitment to sustainability in the 2012 financial year.The company consistently honours its responsibility in the three areas of ecology, economy and society.Further developments in the interests of sustainability generate business … Read the full press release