Diversity through Equality in public administrations in Europe

Diversity through Equality in public administrations in Europe Diversité au travers de l'égalité dans les administrations publiques en Europe
Published October 2007. This publication has been issued with support from the Department of Gender Equality, Denmark. Published by the State Employer's Authority, Danish Ministry of Finance {{ {{{Preface}}} }} Diversity and equality at work in public administrations in the EU has been a substantial focus point and a sound area for strengthened cooperation between the European Public Administration Network (EUPAN) and the Trade Unions' National and European Administration Delegation (TUNED) since the adoption of a joint statement under the UK Presidency of the EU in December 2005. Recognising that diversity and equality provide equal benefits for the administrations and the employees in terms of increasing modernisation efforts and improving public services, EUPAN and TUNED are committed to working jointly to further this agenda. On this basis, the State Employer's Authority, The Danish Ministry of Finance, will host a conference on “Diversity through Equality in Public Administrations in Europe” in Copenhagen in October 2007. The conference is organised in close cooperation with EUPAN and TUNED and is supported by the Danish Department of Gender Equality. The aim of the conference is to initiate and further enhance strategic discussions on future challenges to diversity and equal opportunities in Europe. It is also to inspire and motivate the work on the diversity and equality agenda by exchanging experiences and presenting good practices. Additionally, the conference seeks to highlight the importance of social dialogue at EU and national levels to achieve equality and diversity. It is an important contribution to a strengthened European informal social dialogue between EUPAN and TUNED. As part of the joint work to prepare the conference, national cases and good practices on diversity and equality initiatives have been collected from European public administrations and are now presented in this publication. Thanks to all contributors who have wanted to share their valuable experiences, this publication will serve as an excellent source of inspiration and motivation for the ongoing efforts to improve diversity and equality in the public administrations in the EU.
{{ {{{TABLE OF CONTENTS}}} }} {{Preface}} {{Theme: Diversity in general}} Belgium: The national communication campaign “Diversity” Belgium: Selection tests which are neutral and adapted to disabled persons Finland: Focus areas and activities in the field of equality and diversity in Finland and in unions Finland: Cooperation between immigrants and the Vantaa police Holland: Diversity policy at the dutch tax administration: from Quotas and target group policy to an integral approach United Kingdom: Workforce monitoring and equality impact assessments Romania: The open gates day Spain: Good ways of achieving civil service quality in Spain - Plan Concilia Sweden: Towards equal opportunities - the organisation at Linköping University Sweden: FAIR - future adapted inclusive recruitment {{Theme: Age}} Finland: Finnish age Programmes Finland: TaxExpert - Age management in taxation, especially the tacit knowledge recognition France: Abolition of age limits for recruitment to the civil service through competitive exams France: PACTE, pathway to civil service careers at national and regional level and hospitals {{Theme: Disability}} Belgium: Adaptation of working stations for disabled persons Cyprus: Treatment of the disabled EU Commission: Code of good practice for the employment of people with disabilities Ireland: Willing able mentoring Germany: Just an ordinary policeman {{Theme: Ethnic background}} Austria: Vienna's integration and diversity policy Austria: New management for apprenticeship in the city administration of Vienna Denmark: Job fair for the recruitment of ethnic minorities Hungary: National network of roma employment managers Ireland: Civil service traveller internship programme Theme: Gender Denmark: “Women at the top” - a mentor programme for women managers EU Commission: Targets for the recruitment and appointment of women to management and other AD level posts in the commission Germany: Flexible working arrangements in the federal ministry for family affairs, senior citizens, women and youth Germany: Gender strategy of the Kassel regional commissioner's office Germany: Mentoring network for women in science and technology United Kingdom: UK prison equal pay Sweden: Health, work and gender