The European Commission is launching today a call for action to stakeholders in the energy sector who would be interested to join and become members of a new platform on equality in the energy sector.
An inclusive and diverse environment, which encourages the full potential of a wide range of stakeholders and individuals, is central to achieving the EU’s ambition of a clean energy transition. The European Commission calls on organisations, governments, private sector, academia and civil society to join the ‘Equality platform for the energy sector’, which will be established in October 2021.
With this platform, the Commission aims to bring together energy stakeholders in their commitment towards equality, and offer a forum to discuss and exchange good practices for diverse and inclusive workplaces. This commitment relates to all aspects of equality and inclusion, such as those relating to gender, sex, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion or belief.
The European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson will officially launch the platform at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) on 25 October 2021. The event will include a panel discussion with high-level representatives of the EU institutions, EU countries and stakeholders on equality in the energy sector.
Registration to the EUSEW opens on 7 September 2021.
In order to launch the platform, the Commission is asking for applications for membership from any stakeholder in the EU energy sector that
has taken action to improve equality in their area of activity or business
wishes to share experiences and be at the forefront of change in the energy sector
wants to create innovative approaches and develop inclusive and diverse environments that support progress
To join, applicants should send an e-mail to [email protected]. The e-mail subject should be “Equality platform – reply to the call to action”. The body of the email should include a description of the actions implemented to promote equality in the organisation’s activities. To facilitate discussions and exchanges, we suggest using English, but machine translations to all official EU languages will be possible. In particular, please include information showing that those actions are SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound.
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