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Call for Nominations for the European Diversity Awards 2012

April 20th 2012

Nominations for the European Diversity Awards 2012, sponsored by Google and the Royal Bank of Scotland, are now open until mid-June.

The organisers of the European Diversity Awards 2012 have recently announced that nominations for the awards are open until mid-June. To read more about the awards categories and how to submit an entry, please click here.

Background of the Awards

Michael Cashman MEP hosted the launch of the awards, sponsored by Google and RBS, at the European Parliament in Brussels on 26 April 2012.

The European Diversity Awards are independent awards, produced by diversity event specialists Square Peg Media, that recognise and celebrate those organisations and individuals that have shown innovation, creativity and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion during 2012. The awards recognise excellence in the areas of gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, race, culture and religion across Europe.

The Awards started in 2011, are designed to showcase those individuals and organisations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. In its first year the awards, headline sponsored by Google, attracted entries from companies across Europe such as Cisco, L’Oreal, Société Générale, Royal Bank of Scotland, IBM and British Armed Services to name but a few. Now in it’s second year the awards are jointly headline sponsored by Google and RBS with other sponsors such as Herbert Smith, BNPP, Abercrombie and Fitch, United Health care and Bank Of America.

The European Diversity Awards believe that those who go the extra mile to ensure equality of opportunity and fair treatment for all deserve to be recognised and with their wide range of categories, they ensure that maximum credit is given to nominees and winners alike.

By launching the Awards at the European Parliament the organisers aimed to attract entries from all over Europe enhancing the pan-European nature of this exciting project and guaranteeing that the awards will highlight the E&D credentials of nominees from across the entire Continent. The evening gave people the opportunity to explore all aspects of the award process with the chance to talk to some of last year’s winners as well as some of the celebrities that support the awards and everything they stand for. BBC newsreader and journalist Jane Hill presented the evening along with a number of high-level keynote speakers from the UK and EU.

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