MINELRES: EC Non-Discrimination news: 31 July 2007

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For Diversity - Against Discrimination 

29 June 2007

Call for study on media and diversity

The European Commission has published a new Call for Tenders
(VT/2007/036) for a study on media and diversity. The Call is published
under PROGRESS <http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/progress/> in the
context of its 2007 work plan

The study should map the most significant and/or innovative equality
initiatives related to – and taken – by the media. This should include
all five grounds covered by the 2000 Equality Directives and concern TV
and radio broadcasters as well as online and print media sources. The
geographical area to cover includes all 27 EU Member States, as well as
the EFTA countries participating in PROGRESS.

The study will be expected to classify and assess the initiatives, to
identify gaps and to make recommendations for further action.

The maximum amount available for this contract is ˆ 500 000. The
deadline for submitting a proposal is 10 September 2007.

For further information:

Tune in to diversity

A short and vibrant clip promoting diversity has been published on the
EU’s ‘eutube’ area of the popular YouTube video website. In its first
week online, it has already received almost 30 000 views.

The 30-second spot was created last year when the European Commission’s
‘For Diversity. Against Discrimination’ information campaign teamed up
with MTV Networks Europe. It features winning images from the campaign’s
photo competition and was first broadcast on MTV last year.

The European Commission is currently working on a new initiative with
MTV to mark the 2007 European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.

See the spot:

POLITIS research highlights immigrants’ contribution

The POLITIS project, supported under the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme
for research, has highlighted the positive contribution made by
immigrants in their host societies.

Findings are published in 25 country reports available online:
http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/politis-europe/9812.html. A final report
summarising all conclusions will be published in September.

For further information:

July Spotlight: New anti-discrimination and diversity training programme

The anti-discrimination website’s Spotlight highlights a new programme
of anti-discrimination and diversity management training.
Anti-discrimination sessions for NGO and trade union representatives
will focus on legal matters and civil society dialogue. Diversity
management will be provided to participants from the business sector.

The Spotlight also includes a round-up of some of the training
activities supported during the Community Action Programme (2001-2006)
to combat discrimination.

Read the Spotlight here:

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