Maastricht School of Management, MsM
Maastricht, the Netherlands
Regional IT Institute, RITI
RITI/MsM – Cairo Outreach Program
Master of Business Administration
: Integration of organisational values into HR systems and tools of the EU Delegation To Egypt. Presented by
: Peter Mokhles Maher
: Managing Cultural Diversity
: Dr. Miriam Frijns
Course Delivery Date
: April 2014 - May 2014
Date of Submission: 24/05/2014
1. EU Profile
Describing an organization can be done by discussing individual features of a financial, legal, or institutional perspective. However, in this paper, describing the EU delegation emerges from the cultural perspective depicted symbols,
The European flag is a symbol of Europe's unity and identity. The circle of gold stars represents solidarity and harmony between the peoples of Europe. The number of stars is always twelve regardless of the number of the member states as the number twelve is traditionally the symbol of perfection, completeness and unity.
The motto “United in Diversity” means that Europeans are united in working together for peace and prosperity, and that the many different cultures, traditions and languages in Europe are a positive asset for the continent.
The poem "Ode to Joy", written in 1785 by Friedrich Von Schiller, expresses Schiller’s idealistic vision of the human race to become brothers; a vision Ludwig Van Beethoven shared who used it in composing his ninth symphony. In 1972, the Council of Europe found that the translation of the EU motto “United in Diversity” is best materialized in Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" theme and adopted it as its anthem that expresses the ideals of freedom, peace, and solidarity - for which Europe stands - in the universal language of music.
1.1.4 Europe Day
Europe Day celebrated on the 9th of May is the occasion for activities and festivities that bring Europe closer to its citizens and peoples of the Union closer to one another. The date marks the anniversary of a speech given by the French foreign minister, Robert Schuman, in Paris in 1950. Schuman set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable. Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union
1.2 Establishment in Egypt
The diplomatic representation of the EU in Egypt came into existence by virtue of the agreement signed on October 26, 1979 with the government of Egypt on the establishment of a delegation and on privileges and immunities accorded to members of the delegation.
a- implementation and monitoring of the European Neighbourhood Action Plan ENPI with Egypt. b- management of the projects portfolio of over €1 billion in many areas such as: health, education, economic development, trade, water, transport, science, research and innovation, human rights, energy, environment and culture.
66 staff work in the delegation who can be categorized into expatriates from member states and local agents.
37 Gamaet El Dowal El Arabeya St., El Fouad Office Building . 11th Floor, Mohandessin, Giza, Cairo, Egypt Main Telephone:
+ 20. 2. 3749 46 80
+ 20. 2. 3749 53 63
1.6 Member States
2. Organizational Values
2.1 Unity in Diversity.
Staff employed by the EU Delegation come from different member states including...
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