MINELRES: EC Non-Discrimination news: 5 July 2007

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For Diversity - Against Discrimination 

5 July  2007


Commission launches new anti-discrimination public consultation 

Today the European Commission launches an online public consultation on
anti-discrimination measures at EU and Member State level. 

A 2006 ‘mapping study’
(http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/fundamental_rights/public/pubst_en.htm#st
ud)
found that all Member States have legal rules on discrimination that go
beyond the minimum requirements of EC law. However the study also found
differences in the detail of the laws and in their application. There
seem to be variations in the level of protection granted to the
different grounds for discrimination, particularly outside the field of
employment.

In its Annual Policy Strategy for 2008
(http://ec.europa.eu/atwork/synthesis/doc/aps_2008_en.pdf) the
Commission announced that it plans to “propose new initiatives to
prevent and combat discrimination outside the labour market”. 

The general consultation is an essential part of this process and the
Commission invites all interested parties to make their voices heard.
The consultation is now available online in all EU languages and will
remain open until 15 October 2007. 

For further information
http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/ipm/forms/dispatch?form=Discrimination&lang=EN
 

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 to combat
discrimination.

Read the Spotlight here
http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/fundamental_rights/spot/july07_en.htm


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