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Diversity management: Migration as a catalyst for development – the role of the private sector

On 25 September 2015 the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 17 goals agreed to be achieved by 2030 for the first time in the history include an explicit reference to the issue of migration. Thus, the signatories recognised “the positive contributions of migrants for inclusive growth and sustainable development”.

The growing mobility issues concern Poland too. For many years, thousands of Poles have chosen to emigrate, while the number of immigrants moving to Poland increases dynamically. A significant number of foreigners work or study here, which has been related to growing demand for both low and highly qualified employees. The challenge the country faces is developing an effective and well managed system ensuring the safe integration of migrants in Poland.

One of the goals in the Agenda concerns integration. By 2030 all people are to be able to fully participate in the social, economic and political life regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality or religion.

During the BPCC HR and CSR policy groups meeting Anna Rostocka, head of office, International Organisation for Migration (IOM)  Poland and Janina Owczarek, NCO project coordinator will present National Cooperation Platform: tasks, goals and opportunities for the private sector.

We will look at challenges for the adaptation of foreign workers and their families to live in Poland, the role of employers in the integration process amd facilitating adaptation by employers of foreign workers.

  • What fellow employees can do?

  • How can Poland fully use the potential that migrants bring to economic, social and cultural life of the country?

  • How best can Poland deal with the challenges relating to the integration of migrants in society?

  • What can be the specific role of the private sector here?

  • How can it be practically included in CSR projects or long-term sustainable business strategies of companies operating in Poland?

The meeting will be held in English and is free of charge to BCC Members and invited guests.

Participation rate for others: 150zł + 23% VAT per person.

Policy Groups
2017-03-15, 09:15 am (this event is in the past)

Venue International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Poland, Mariensztat 8, Warszawa
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce

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