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Valuing diversity is a core principle of Eurofound and one of the pillars of the European Union. Building a more inclusive EU is considered an essential element of achieving the Union's 10-year strategic goal of sustained economic growth, more and better jobs and greater social cohesion. In its previous programmes, Eurofound has undertaken work on combating discrimination, on the basis of gender, age, race and disability, both in and outside the workplace.

In its ongoing work, the Foundation plans to focus on the identification of policies and concrete experiences aimed at:

  • managing diversity from the perspective of competitiveness and productivity, and the improvement of working conditions for all workers;
  • increasing social integration and, in particular, improving access to good quality employment, by promoting non-discrimination.