MINELRES: EC: Updates from the Community Action Programme to combat discrimination

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For Diversity - Against Discrimination 
30 November 2005
Business benefits of diversity  
Diversity policies make good business sense say 83% of the companies
that have adopted them. This is one of the conclusions of a recent
European survey that asked 800 companies, from blue chip to SMEs, about
their attitudes to and policies on diversity. The survey results are
published in a report 
together with a collection of good practices from various companies with
diversity policies. 

The report was launched at a European conference on the business case
for diversity 
(http://www.conference-board.org/worldwide/europediversity.cfm) that
took place in Brussels on 28-29th November. The project is funded
through the Action Programme to combat discrimination.

2nd issue of the biannual law review now published

The European network of legal experts
has recently published its 2nd bi-annual law review, covering the
development of anti-discrimination law and policy up until July 2005. 

The review includes contributions from the Advocate-General of the
European Court of Justice, as well as an article from a leading
employment lawyer on referring cases to the ECJ.= The regular sections
on EU policy, European Court of Justice Case Law, and European Court of
Human Rights Case Law provide an update on developments at European
level, while the section on news from the EU Member States documents
changes at a national level. 

The review is available in English
and German

MTV puts diversity in the picture

The EU information campaign, "For Diversity. Against Discrimination."
has teamed up with the world's largest youth channel, MTV, to create a
competition in Europe to find the best photos showing diversity.

The competition is targeted at young people who may face discrimination,
particularly when looking for a job.= It aims to raise awareness of new
European legislation banning workplace discrimination on a range of
grounds, including age, religion and sexual orientation. 

Watch out for the TV ad that is being shown across the MTV Network until
early December. The closing date for competition entries is 31st January
2006, and the winner will be announced on http://www.mtv.tv/eudiversity. 

Training on the EU Race Directive for Polish Activists

A training seminar on A training seminar on combating discrimination
within the framework of national legislation and the EC Race Directive
will take place in Warsaw on 16-19 February 2006.= It is targeted at
Polish NGOs that work or intend to work on elimination of discrimination
based on racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, and on minority
protection. The training organised by Minority Rights Group
International (MRG) in cooperation with Polskie Stowarzyszenie Edukacji
Prawnej (PSEP) (Polish Association for Legal Education), in the
framework of the Community Action Programme to combat discrimination.=
For further information contact

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