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Updates from all Diversity Charters and an article on what’s the buy-in for SMEs when we speak about diversity management at the workplace
The European Commission, Directorate General for Justice and Consumers is to host a series of media seminars throughout Europe to bring together journalists, local authorities and representatives of Roma communities. The aim is to develop closer communication between reporters, communities, local authorities and organisations to highlight steps being taken to end discrimination against Europe’s largest minority.
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As the last Eurobarometer on this topic in 2012, the survey looks into attitudes and perceptions of Europeans towards discrimination based on different grounds (gender, ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity) and citizens' opinions on different policy measures to combat discrimination. For the first time the survey explores the social acceptance of specific groups belonging to ethnic and religious minorities. Also for the first the survey is looking into social acceptance and citizens' views on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons.
Introduction to the EU Platform of Diversity Charters, Charter's updates and an article on the business case of diversity
This report examines the existing legal frameworks prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination, at international as well as European and national levels. The particular focus of the report is on the relevant provisions of the Employment Equality Directive, the case-law of the Court of Justice of the EU and on the practical implementation at national level in all Member States. The publication of this report is particularly timely in view of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on 17th May.
The deadline for this call for proposals is 7/7/2015 12:00 (noon) CET.
As every year, the European Commission is celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities together with the European Disability Forum.
On 23rd October 2014, leaders in diversity management will come together to discuss progress and future perspectives on diversity policies. Join us at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris for this high-level event
The fifth edition of the award is now closed. Applications had to be made by 10 September 2014.
Belgium-Brussels: Support for targeted communication activities to fight discrimination and stereotypes against the Roma population and support for voluntary initiatives promoting mutual learn
Report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by the European Union
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''Improving the communication between deaf and hard of hearing persons and the EU institutions''
The Insign project has been demonstrated for first time on 9 April 2014 at an event in the European Parliament. Deaf sign language users and hard of hearing citizens during two live demonstrations contacted different MEPs with the innovative Insign platform
Concerted action by the European Commission has put Roma integration firmly on the political agenda across Europe. The first signs of improvement in the lives of Roma are slowly starting to show, says a new report unveiled today on Member States' progress achieved under the EU Framework for national Roma strategies.
On the occasion of the World Autism Awareness Day, on Wednesday 2 April, the European Commission publishes a report about four projects that were carried out during 2011-2013 to improve the employment situation of people with autism. These projects provide practical ideas about how to better involve people with autism in work. The projects were carried out in Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark, Poland and Italy.
Belgium-Brussels: Support for voluntary initiatives promoting diversity management at the workplace across the EU
European Day for People with Disabilities: Commission announces Access City Award Winner 2014: Gothenburg!
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You can watch the two days conference online
The European Commission - DG Justice and DG Enterpri
The High level Event brings together policy makers and key business leaders to discuss how diversity can bring value to business.
The EU is funding a platform for EU-level exchange between public and private organisations who have signed up to a national diversity charter. The video shows 12 testimonies of charters representatives.
The fourth edition of the award is open. Applications must be made by 10 September 2013.
Selection procedure for a temporary agent within Directorate-General JUSTICE, Unit D.4: "Non-discrimination and Roma policy coordination"
Please note that the deadline for this call for proposals is 10/09/2013 12:00 (noon) CET.
The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) takes place every year to draw attention to the discrimination that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people can face.
La Ministre Marie-Arlette Carlotti et la Vice-présidente Viviane Reding veulent renforcer les droits des personnes handicapées en Europe
New "Right on" episode on Racism and Xenophobia
The European Commission releases a new Eurobarometer on discrimination in the European Union.
The prize has been awarded in recognition of Berlin's comprehensive and strategic approach to creating an accessible city for all.
The conference, organised every year in close cooperation with the European Disability Forum, is part of the EU’s wider efforts to promote the mainstreaming of disability issues in line with the EU Disability Strategy 2010-2020 and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).
Euronews right on episode on efforts to make European cities more accessible.
The Equality Summit 2012 will provide evidence that equality and accessibility policies can help support growth, economic development and prosperity. It will highlight the importance of equality policies and legislation for the most vulnerable groups in the current difficult financial context.
The European Commission releases today a new Eurobarometer on discrimination in the European Union.
Brussels, 23 May 2012 – The European Commission has called on EU Member States, in a report adopted today, to implement their national strategies to improve the economic and social integration of Europe's 10 to 12 million Roma. Member States developed these plans in response to the Commission's EU Framework for national Roma integration strategies adopted on 5 April 2011 which was endorsed by EU leaders soon afterwards.
1 in 6 Europeans have some sort of disability. This should not be an obstacle to their equal access to jobs, public services or new technology. The Roma are the largest ethnic minority in Europe. As equal EU citizens, they enjoy the same rights as everyone else in Europe, and should be allowed to enjoy them without facing discrimination or exclusion.
The European Commission celebrates the European Day of Persons with Disabilities with an annual conference, organised in close cooperation with the European Disability Forum. The conference is part of the EU's wider efforts to promote the mainstreaming of disability issues.
On November 17-18 the European Commission organises the 6th Meeting of the European Platform for Roma Inclusion.
The winter edition of the Stop Discrimination Newsletter focuses on the Fifth Equality Summit of 14-15 November 2011 in Poznan, Poland which dealt with how equality policy is being implemented at regional and local level across the European Union. Lina Papamichalopoulou, head of the team working on non-discrimination policies at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice, gives an interview about her role, the theme of the Summit and what she thinks are the main challenges for the coming years in the field of equality and anti-discrimination
This publication provides guidance on the key elements of the EU Framework for national Roma integration strategies adopted on 5 April 2011 by the European Commission. It also highlights existing good practices and tools that can provide support and help orientate policymaking. It is designed to be used by national and local decision makers. It will be available in all EU languages
The European Commission launched the 2011 competition of the EU Journalist Award – Together against discrimination! The award – the only competition for print and online journalists focused on discrimination and diversity issues in the EU – recognises journalists who contribute to a better public understanding of diversity and discrimination issues in the EU. The EU-wide winner and the two runners up will receive vouchers with a value of €5,000, €3,500 and €2,500, respectively. Registration deadline: 10 November 2011 at 12.00 (midday-CET).