MINELRES: EU Equality News
Wed Sep 24 10:30:32 2008
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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
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).
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
addition to English, French and German, translations to Polish, Italian,
Slovakian, Hungarian and Bulgarian have now been made available . Click on
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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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