CUB@work – Cultural Unconscious Bias in the workplace

About the Project

Many companies and organisations in Europe struggle in the war for talents – they are in urgent need of qualified personnel. This particularly applies to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). On the other hand, Europe is experiencing unprecedented high levels mobility of people from EU member states and from other parts of the world. Many of these migrating people are well qualified but face difficulties in accessing the labour market.

The project aims at enhancing key competences of Human Resource management and recruitment staff of SMEs in order to help them find adequate and qualified culturally diverse personnel by better understanding, recognising, reflecting on and managing cultural unconscious bias in recruitment and hiring situations as well as in other daily work processes.

Target groups

Management and recruitment staff of SME,

VET trainers and public officials responsible for VET policy.


The expected project’s results are both, tangible and intangible.

Result 1

The Unconscious Bias Sensitisation Toolbox – An online resource to make HR management and recruitment staff of SMEs aware of the phemomena of cultural unconscious bias. The toolbox includes a self-profiling test, real life video case studies and an unconscious mind quiz to assess, analyse and make aware of own cultural unconscious bias. Furthermore, the toolbox contains a glossary, dos and don’ts and recommendations for SMEs.

Result 2

CUB@work online training course – The online course, implemented as an Open Educational Resource, includes 4 training modules on cultural unconscious bias aiming at enhancing key competences of entrepreneurs and recruitment staff in SMEs.

All materials will be available in the following languages: Danish, English, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish


assist Gesellschaft für Unternehmensberatung und Personalentwicklung mbH

Coordinator, Germany

Munster Technological University






Centrum Wspierania Edukacji i Przedsiębiorczości (CWEP)


Instalofi Levante S.L. (FyG Consultores)




Krajowa Izba Gospodarcza