MINELRES: EC Non-Discrimination news: 24th January 2007
Wed Feb 7 21:33:44 2007
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24th January 2007
Happy New European Year!
The European Year of Equal Opportunities for All began on 1 January 2007
and will be officially launched at the European Equality Summit in
Berlin on 30-31 January.
The New Year also marked the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the
European Union. These countries have already been involved in
anti-discrimination activities at European level under the Community
Action Programme. They now participate in the European Year as full
members of the EU.
Romania's plans, for example, feature a national conference for 250
delegates in March, research on multiple discrimination, an art
competiton for schools and a serie of debates, seminars and round
2007 European Year of Equal Opportunities for All
Anti-discrimination law in your country
In 2000, the European Equality Directives (2000/43/EC and 2000/78/EC -
set out the legal basis for anti-discrimination law across the EU.
A new study, available in English and French, has twin aims of providing
comprehensive and independent mapping of existing national legislative
measures (in strand 1 of the report) and their impact (in strand 2) in
tackling discrimination outside the field of employment and occupation
- on the grounds of sex, religion or belief, disability, age and sexual
orientation. The Mapping Study covers all 27 EU Member States and a
further five countries included for comparison: Australia, Canada, New
Zealand, South Africa and the United States of America.
For further information
Call for cooperation on limb loss
The Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group (APLLG -
http://www.apllg.org.uk/) is looking to build on its work in the UK by
working with other European groups. Its work to date has included
patient led charters on issues such as prosthetic and wheelchair
services. Any groups interested in cooperation or further information
should contact the APLLG - http://www.apllg.org.uk/9.html.
January Spotlight: European Year of Equal Opportunities for All
This month’s spotlight feature on the anti-discrimination website looks
at the themes, activities and partners involved in the 2007 European
Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
Read the Spotlight here
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