MINELRES: EC Non-Discrimination news: 17 September 2007

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For Diversity - Against Discrimination 

17 September 2007

Positive action report now available in 20 languages

‘Putting Equality into Practice’, the European Commission’s annual
brochure on non-discrimination, is now available online in 20 languages.

This edition’s focus is on positive action and the role such measures
can play in employment and other spheres. Articles from experts in the
field look at the difficulties in defining the concept and the legal
landscape. A number of practical case studies of positive action are
also presented. The final section looks to the future and how to make a
success of positive action measures.

‘Putting Equality into Practice’ ties in with the European Commission
conference
<http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/fundamental_rights/events/romeconf07_en.h
tm>
on positive action that was held in Rome in April this year. The network
of legal experts in the field of non-discrimination
<http://www.migpolgroup.com/topics/2077.html> will soon publish an
in-depth look at legal aspects of positive discrimination entitled
‘Beyond formal equality: Positive action under Directivess 2000/43/EC
and 2000/78/EC. A further study on positive action measures will be
underway soon, following the recent Call (VT/2007/037)
<http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/emplweb/tenders/tenders_en.cfm?id=1665>.

The brochure is available for download on the anti-discrimination
website
<http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/fundamental_rights/public/pubst_en.htm#br
och>.
Printed copies copy in English, French, German and Italian can be
requested at: empl-antidiscrimination@ec.europa.eu

Download ‘Putting Equality into Practice’ (PDF):
http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/fundamental_rights/pdf/pubst/broch/thembro
ch07_en.pdf


New and forthcoming reports from antidiscrimination legal experts 

The ‘Network of legal experts in the field of non-discrimination’
<http://www.migpolgroup.com/topics/2077.html> reports on legislative
developments in all 27 EU Member States. The network’s fifth edition of
its bi-annual law reviews once again covers the legal situation relating
to the implementation of equality legislation from both European and
national level.

Also in this edition, Giancarlo Cardinale, lawyer at the Council of
Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
presents ECRI’s perspective on the challenges ahead for European
anti-discrimination law. 

Lisa Waddington, European Disability Forum Chair at Maastricht
University, addresses the issue of whether protection against
discrimination by association is covered by the anti-discrimination
directives. 

Bea Bodrogi, a lawyer at the legal Defence Bureau for National and
Ethnic Minorities (NEKI) in Hungary considers the implementation of the
directives provision on ‘legal standing’.

The law review follows earlier publications by the network this year on
measuring discrimination
<http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/fundamental_rights/pdf/legnet/07measdis_e
n.pdf>,
equality bodies
<http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/fundamental_rights/pdf/legnet/06catalyst_
en.pdf>
and religion and belief discrimination
<http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/fundamental_rights/pdf/legnet/07relbel_en
pdf>.

Forthcoming publications from the network include:

- Beyond Formal Equality: Positive Action under Directives 2000/43/EC
and 2000/78/EC 
- Segregation of Roma Children in Education - Addressing Structural
Discrimination through the Race Equality Directive 
- Equal Rights versus Special Rights? Minority Protection and the
Prohibition of Discrimination 
- Developing Anti-Discrimination Law in Europe: The 25 EU Member States
compared

Download the law review (PDF):
http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/fundamental_rights/pdf/legnet/07lawrev5_en
pdf


Deadline approaches for journalists

Entries can be submitted to the ‘For Diversity. Against Discrimination’
Journalist Award until 30 September 2007. The Award recognises and
rewards journalists who contribute with their work to a better public
understanding of the benefits of diversity and the fight against
discrimination in society. Both print and online articles are eligible.

For further information:
http://journalistaward.stop-discrimination.info/


Truck tour rolls on

This year’s stop-discrimination truck tour has started on the second leg
of its 2007 tour. Starting this month, the truck will visit 10
additional cities in Romania, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain,
Belgium, Italy and Portugal. Each stop is a focal point for
locally-organised events promoting the ‘For Diversity. Against
Discrimination’ campaign and the European Year of Equal Opportunities
for All. The tour will celebrate its grand finale at the closing
conference of the European Year in Lisbon in November. 

For further information: http://truck07.stop-discrimination.info/


September Spotlight  

Bulgaria and Romania were active participants in the Community Action
Programme to combat discrimination between 2001 and 2006. Since becoming
full Member States of the European Union on 1 January 2007, they have
built on this experience and are now undertaking a range of initiatives
as part of the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All. Find out
more in the September Spotlight on the anti-discrimination website.

For further information:
http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/fundamental_rights/spot/sep07_en.htm
 

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