MINELRES: EC Non-Discrimination news: 20 June 2007

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For Diversity - Against Discrimination 

20 June 2007

Call for positive action study 

The European Commission has published a Call for a study on positive
action measures in the European Union (VC/2007/270). The aim is to build
on the work of the network of legal experts and develop a better
understanding of the role that positive action can play in practice.

The Call follows a recent European Commission conference on the topic of
positive action in practice, which was held in Rome, Italy on 23-24
April 2007. Proceedings of this conference are now on the Commission’s
anti-discrimination website.

The deadline for submitting a bid to this call is 8 August 2007.

For further information

Funding opportunity for networks

A new Call (VP/2007/013) has been issued under PROGRESS, which aims to
support key EU networks that share the objectives of the programme.
PROGRESS recognises that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and
European networks have a vital role to play in influencing policy and
defending people’s rights.

The Call aims to provide stable and regular support for networks over
the three year period from January 2008 to December 2010. Eligible
networks are those active in combating social exclusion and
discrimination, promoting gender equality and the integration of
disabled people and representing Roma people. The Call does not aim to
support individual projects.

The deadline for submitting a bid to this Call is 30 July 2007.

For further information

Internship opportunities for Roma graduates

The European Commission, in cooperation with the Open Society Institute,
is pleased to offer 5 five-month internships beginning 1 October 2007
for young Roma university graduates. The scheme is open to Rome
graduates from all new EU member states (excluding Cyprus and Malta),
Croatia, F.Y.R.O.M, Serbia (including Kosovo) and Montenegro. 

Further information and the application form can be found on the Open
Society institute website. The application deadline is 15 July 2007. 

For further information

Deadline approaching for photo competition

“Your View. Your Perspective. Your Picture.” This is the slogan of the
information campaign’s EU-wide photo competition. Students of
photography and other arts subjects are invited to make a creative
statement on diversity. They have a chance to see their photo published
on posters and flyers all across the EU. 

The closing date for the photo competition is set to be extended to 31
June 2007. 

For further information

June Spotlight: Information campaigns and the 2007 European Year

This month’s Spotlight feature on the anti-discrimination website
highlights the work of information campaigns. Four years on from the
launch of the ‘For Diversity. Against Discrimination’ campaign there is
now a special focus on the 2007 European Year of Equal Opportunities for

Read the Spotlight here

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