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For diversity - Against discrimination
5 September 2008 

EU Roma summit

On the 16th of September 2008, the European Commission’s first ‘EU Roma 
Summit’ will take place in Brussels, under the joint patronage of the 
Commission President José Manuel Barroso and the French Presidency of the 
European Council.

The event will bring together more than 400 representatives of EU 
institutions, national governments and parliaments and civil society including 
Roma organisations. The conference will take place at the Charlemagne 
building, Rue de la Loi 170 (Room "Alcide de Gasperi" S 3). 
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Your last chance to win up to €252 in a free prize draw and give your views on 
positive action measures! 

A group of researchers led by the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity, 
University of Bradford (UK), are conducting a European Commission funded 
research study on ‘Positive Action Measures in the European Union, Canada, 
United States & South Africa’ (PAMECUS) to better understand the role that 
positive action measures can play in practice in preventing or remedying 

The findings from this study will contribute to a report the European 
Commission (Directorate-General Employment, Social Affairs and Equal 
Opportunities) will publish and use in its future work on the issue. Your 
views and comments on positive action measures, as practised by your 
organisation, will be invaluable! 

The survey is available online in an increased number of languages: in 
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The closing date for responses is 30 September 2008. Most responses to 
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The survey is being conducted by Priority Research Ltd, a Market Research 
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If you require further information on any other aspect of the research, please 
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Second equality summit

On September 29th & 30th 2008, the second Equality Summit will take place in 
the heart of Paris at the Institut du Monde Arabe. 

Following the first Equality Summit organised under the German presidency at 
the launch of the 2007 European Year of Equal Opportunities for All, the 
summit will provide an opportunity for an update on the commitments made 
during the European Year and in particular in the Council Resolution adopted 
in November 2007.

The summit is co-organised by the European Commission and the French 
Presidency of the Council. Bringing together more than 400 high level 
delegates, it will also give new impetus to the fight against discriminations 
and the promotion of equality by creating a longer term perspective, the next 
step of which will be the summit to be organised in 2009 under the Swedish 

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