MINELRES: E-news 14/6/04: European Commission's Green Paper on Equality and non-Discrimination

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UNITED E-news 14/6/2004:
NGO feedback requested (online questionaire) on newly released EU Green
Paper on Equality and non-Discrimination


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GREEN PAPER - Equality and non-discrimination in an enlarged European
Union (June 2004)
English (pdf)
http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/fundamental_rights/greenpaper_en.pdf
Francais (pdf)
http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/fundamental_rights/greenpaper_fr.pdf

Online questionaire:
http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/fundamental_rights/greenpaper_en.htm


Five years ago, huge impetus was given to the fight against
discrimination in the European Union when new powers were granted to
tackle discrimination on grounds of sex, racial or ethnic origin,
religion or belief, age, disability and sexual orientation.

This Green Paper sets out the European Commission's analysis of the
progress that has been made so far. It seeks views about how the EU can
continue and reinforce its efforts to combat discrimination and to
promote equal treatment. In so doing, it responds to calls from the
European Parliament and others to organise a public consultation on the
future development of policy in this area.

This Green Paper takes stock of what the EU has done during the last
five years to combat discrimination and to promote equal treatment. It
looks at how these initiatives relate to other policy developments at
European and international levels. It examines new challenges that have
emerged in recent years, including those linked to the enlargement of
the EU. It assesses the implications of this changing context for policy
development in the field of non-discrimination and equal treatment.

Responses to this Green Paper will be collected principally using an
on-line questionnaire. The public consultation period begins on 1 June
2004 and ends on 31 August 2004.

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