Italy: lowest female employment rate in Europe


In a world that is progressively advocating gender equality, in terms of career opportunities and wages for example, it is important to pay attention to Italy. It is the country with the lowest female employment rate in Europe. The status of working women in Italy reflects persistent gender disparities in different aspects of employment and […]

‘Promoting Cultural Integration & Inclusion in the Workplace’ seminar

On Thursday, January 25th, 2024, we had the pleasure of presenting the latest findings from the EDIFY EDU project at the ‘Promoting Cultural Integration & Inclusion in the Workplace’ seminar. This illuminating event was organised and funded by the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Integration Forum, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, and the Department of Justice & […]

2024: Work Trends and How to Navigate Them


In 2024, the world of work is undergoing transformative changes, building on the foundations of flexibility and autonomy that emerged in recent years. The widespread adoption of remote work, initially a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has evolved into a permanent fixture, with most companies now embracing hybrid models that blend in-person and remote work. […]

Farewell to 2023


The year 2023 was significant in the life of the EDIFY-EDU project. We worked to achieve all the deadlines and milestones, not an easy feat but made possible with the positive and dynamic relationships forged with our European partners. The year 2023 started with the consortium agreeing the Research Methodology for Work Package 2. This […]

The EDIFY-EDU Course Curriculum


During the first year of the EDIFY-EDU project, partners have carried out intensive and multidimensional research on training needs with the main aim of creating new knowledge and understanding of the current situation and practices in EDI business management education across different European partner countries. Following the methodology and the tables designed and developed by […]

Skills for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Building a Fairer Labor Market


On September 13th, 2023, the “Skills for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion” seminar brought together experts, academics, and other professionals in the field of business management and education. The event aimed to shed light on the pressing need for a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive labor market. This article provides insights into the discussions and findings […]

Male and Female Labour Force Participation 2022


In six years, from April 2016 to April 2022, Ireland’s population has seen steady growth, surging by 8% to reach 5,149,139 people, with an average age of 38.8. Notably, there are 60,041 more females than males in the State. However, despite this population expansion and gender disparity, the progress in increasing female labour force participation […]

European perspective on EDI and the example of Pay Transparency Directive

One of the highlights of the current term of the European Parliament has been Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission’s activity on equality, diversity and inclusion. During the last 4,5 years, Commission has launched numerous legislative proposals regarding equality, rule of law and promotion of human rights. This Commission has also unblocked legislation on the area, […]

Lower wages and employment for women in Greek businesses


The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) conducted between March-April 2023, a survey of businesses and the general public in order to capture the current situation and identify any necessary legislative interventions or other business empowerment initiatives. This survey was organized into 3 sections: • The position of women in business • Promoting gender equality • […]