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07-04-2016

International Roma Day

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01-03-2016

Diversity Charters newsletter - issue 3

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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

14-01-2016

Media Seminars - Stopping discrimination against Roma

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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.

08-12-2015

Cultural, sporting and educational events

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30-10-2015

School Drawing Competition: For Roma, with Roma

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Vote now for your favourite school to win up to 1000 Euros in vouchers for books and art materials!

28-10-2015

6th EU Diversity Charters Annual Forum

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22-10-2015

Eurobarometer 437 - Discrimination in the EU in 2015

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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.

31-08-2015

Roma integration – Commission visits Romania

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18-06-2015

Commission dedicates more funding to Roma integration

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European - Press release Commission Brussels, 18 June 2015 Member States continue to make progress in Roma integration, but further efforts are necessary. This is the conclusion of an annual Commission report adopted today.
11-06-2015

Meeting of the EU Platform of Diversity Charters

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Until: 12/06/2015

21-05-2015

Diversity Charter Newsletter - Issue 1

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Introduction to the EU Platform of Diversity Charters, Charter's updates and an article on the business case of diversity

12-05-2015

Know your rights! - Discrimination booklet published

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11-05-2015

New report on 'Combating Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the European Union'pdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link 

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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.

06-05-2015

Projects to support activities on non-discrimination and Roma integration – JUST/2014/RDIS/AG/DISC

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The deadline for this call for proposals is 7/7/2015 12:00 (noon) CET.

16-03-2015

European Platform for Roma inclusion

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02-12-2014

European Day of Persons with Disabilities Conference 2014

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Until: 03/12/14

As every year, the European Commission is celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities together with the European Disability Forum.

06-11-2014

Shaping the future of equality policies in the EU

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23-10-2014

Come celebrate 10 years of Diversity Charters in the EU!

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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

10-09-2014

Access • City Award 2015

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The fifth edition of the award is now closed. Applications had to be made by 10 September 2014.

22-04-2014

23 Antidiscrimination projects retained for EU funding – PROGRESS Action grants 2013

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See "Results and follow-up"

10-04-2014

INSIGN Pilot Project

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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

04-04-2014

Roma integration: EU Framework triggers first results

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European Commission Press release Brussels, 4 April 2014 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...
04-04-2014

Roma Integration – 2014 Commission Assessment: Questions and Answers

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European Commission MEMO Brussels, 4 April 2014 What is the EU's and Member States' role in the area of Roma integration? By adopting, in April 2011, an EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies (IP/11/400, MEMO/11/216), the European Commission put in place – for the first time –a comprehensive and...
04-04-2014

Speech - Roma Integration: From polemics to small miracles

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European Commission [Check Against Delivery] Viviane Reding Vice-President Reding, EU Commissioner for Justice Speech - EU Roma Summit – Press Conference Brussels, 4 April 2014 I remember very well: 8 April 2010, in Córdoba, Spain. A Ministerial meeting on Roma – without Ministers.
04-04-2014

European Roma Summit

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04-04-2014

Roma integration: EU framework triggers first results

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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.

02-04-2014

Improving employment chances for people with autismpdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link 

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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.

MEMO of 02.04.14

28-03-2014

Roma integration: EU Roma Summit to evaluate progress

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European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 March 2014 Local, national and EU politicians and leaders will gather with civil society in Brussels on 4 April to discuss progress on Roma integration across Europe. This will be the first EU Roma Summit since the Commission put in place an EU framework...
06-03-2014

Conference 'Health in Europe, making it fairer'

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03-12-2013

EDPD and ETD 2013

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Event date: 03/12 > 04/12/2013
Location:

Building Charlemagne
Rue de la loi 170 - 100 Brussels - (Belgium)

Streaming:

You can watch the two days conference online

3.12   http://scic.ec.europa.eu/streaming/index.php?es=2&sessionno=137bdd55f159c4f5556391f53e608f2e

4.12   http://scic.ec.europa.eu/streaming/index.php?es=2&sessionno=7e6ff0205749bc6025b51155e26f6ced

The European Commission - DG Justice and DG Enterpri

17-10-2013

Diversity Management for Inclusive Growth

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The High level Event brings together policy makers and key business leaders to discuss how diversity can bring value to business.

14-10-2013

European Diversity Charters

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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.

07-10-2013

Petitions about the situation of Roma

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10-09-2013

Access City Award 2014

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The fourth edition of the award is open. Applications must be made by 10 September 2013.

27-06-2013

The 8th European Platform for Roma Inclusion

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11-06-2013

Restricted Call for proposals – PROGRESS – Antidiscrimination - Action grants 2013

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Please note that the deadline for this call for proposals is 10/09/2013 12:00 (noon) CET.

17-05-2013

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - 17 May 2013

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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.

04-03-2013

La Ministre Marie-Arlette Carlotti et la Vice-présidente Viviane Reding veulent renforcer les droits des personnes handicapées en Europe

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Commission européenne MEMO Bruxelles, 4 mars 2013 Marie-Arlette Carlotti, ministre française déléguée aux personnes handicapées et à la lutte contre l’exclusion et Viviane Reding, vice-présidente de la Commission européenne en charge de la justice, des droits fondamentaux et de la citoyenneté, se sont rencontrées à Bruxelles le lundi 4 mars 2013.
19-02-2013

They only see my skin colour

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New "Right on" episode on Racism and Xenophobia

27-01-2013

Eurobarometer 2012 on perceptions of discrimination in the EU

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The European Commission releases a new Eurobarometer on discrimination in the European Union.

25-01-2013

Digital Agenda: Commission proposes rules to make government websites accessible for all

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Over 100 million EU citizens would find it easier to use online public services to look for a job, register a car, submit a tax declaration and apply for a passport or driving license thanks to new rules proposed today by the European Commission on the International Day of People with Disability.
03-12-2012

Berlin wins 2013 Access City Award

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The prize has been awarded in recognition of Berlin's comprehensive and strategic approach to creating an accessible city for all.

03-12-2012

European Day of Persons with Disabilities Conference 2012

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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).

29-11-2012

Making Europe accessible

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Euronews right on episode on efforts to make European cities more accessible.

22-11-2012

Equality Summit 2012 22-23/11

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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.

22-11-2012

Eurobarometer 2012 on perceptions of discrimination in the EU

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The European Commission releases today a new Eurobarometer on discrimination in the European Union.

02-10-2012

Roma integration: national representatives discuss progress and pool ideas

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European Commission MEMO Brussels, 2 October 2012 Four months after the European Commission's first report on the EU Framework for national Roma integration strategies (see IP/12/499), a network of coordinators responsible for the national Roma integration strategies from the EU's 27 Member States is today meeting in Brussels to discuss...
23-05-2012

European Commission calls on Member States to implement national plans for Roma integration

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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.

22-03-2012

Extraordinary EU Platform on Roma inclusion

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29-02-2012

European Accessibility Act

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24-01-2012

Promoting equal treatment for all. Play video

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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.

13-12-2011

European Commission seeks public input on measures to break down barriers to disabled people

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- Press release European Commission Brussels, 13 December 2011 – Today, the European Commission launched a public consultation on its future plans for breaking down barriers to Europeans with disabilities. The consultation will help the Commission to prepare its proposals for a European Accessibility Act, planned for autumn 2012.
01-12-2011

European Day of Persons with Disabilities Conference 2011

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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.

17-11-2011

EU Platform for Roma Inclusion: Frequently asked questions

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Brussels, 17 November 2011 Who are the Roma? There are around 10-12 million Roma people in Europe. They have been part of Europe for centuries and are integral to its society and economy, but frequently face prejudice, intolerance, discrimination and exclusion.
17-11-2011

6th Meeting of the European Platform for Roma Inclusion

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On November 17-18 the European Commission organises the 6th Meeting of the European Platform for Roma Inclusion.

16-11-2011

Stop discrimination newsletter - winter 2011 editionpdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link 

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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

08-11-2011

Working together for Roma inclusion - The EU framework explainedpdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link 

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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

24-06-2011

European Commission invites nominations for anti-discrimination journalist award

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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).

24-06-2011

EU leaders endorse Commission's plan for Roma integration

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European Commission - Press release Brussels, 24 June 2011 – The European Commission's EU framework for national Roma integration strategies (IP11/400, MEMO/11/216) was endorsed at the highest political level. European leaders meeting in Brussels today backed a plan to end the centuries-old exclusion of the continent's Roma minority.
27-05-2011

Possible successor to PROGRESS

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08-04-2011

Viviane Reding Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship The EU Framework for national Roma Integration Strategies: Moving fro...

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Dear Ms Izsák, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here with you at this 5th meeting of the European Platform for Roma Inclusion. The European Platform for Roma Inclusion provides a unique forum for debate and cooperation between all stakeholders: from national governments, EU institutions and international organisations...
06-04-2011

Employment Equality: European Commission refers Italy to the EU's Court of Justice

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IP/10/408 Brussels, 6 April 2011 The Commission has referred Italy to the EU's Court of Justice concerning the transposition of Directive 2000/78/EC, which prohibits discrimination in employment on the grounds of religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation.
05-04-2011

European Commission calls on Member States to set national strategies for Roma integration

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Strasbourg, 5 April 2011 Europe's 10-12 million Roma continue to face discrimination, exclusion and the denial of their rights, while governments lose out on increased revenue and productivity because potential talent could go wasted.
14-03-2011

Equality: Commission drops three cases against Poland following new anti-discrimination law

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Brussels, 14 March 2011 The European Commission has closed three separate infringement procedures against Poland covering different aspects of EU equality legislation. The Commission successfully concluded the cases after Poland adopted a new anti-discrimination law.
04-03-2011

First European Equal Pay Day highlights EU earnings gap

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Brussels, 4 March 2011 Women in the European Union earn on average 17.5% less than men during their lifetimes. This stark figure will be highlighted tomorrow during the first EU-wide Equal Pay Day. This day – 5 March – marks the extra number of days in 2011 that women must...
01-03-2011

Sex Discrimination in Insurance Contracts: Statement by European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding, the EU’s Justice Commissioner, on the European Court of Justice's ruling in th...

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Brussels, 1 March 2011 The Court of Justice of the European Union today delivered its ruling in the Test-Achats case (C-236/09) concerning sex discrimination in insurance premiums. Commenting on the judgement, EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding (who is in charge of gender equality at the European Commission) said: "Today is...
24-11-2010

Equality: Commission welcomes end of discriminatory pension ages in Greece and Italy; closes infringement cases

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Brussels, 24 November 2010 The European Commission has welcomed notification by Greece and Italy of measures to comply with EU rules on pensionable ages. In its rulings of 26 March 2009 and 13 November 2008, the EU’s Court of Justice found that different pensionable ages in Greece (case C-559/07) and...
28-10-2010

Equality: European Commission closes cases against Germany on anti-discrimination rules

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Brussels, 28 October 2010 The European Commission has today closed legal proceedings against Germany for incorrectly implementing two parts of EU anti-discrimination legislation. The EU rules concern discrimination in employment on grounds of religion, belief, disability, age and sexual orientation (Directive 2000/78/EC) and in employment in almost all other areas...
28-10-2010

Equality: European Commission closes infringement case against the United Kingdom on gender rules

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Brussels, 28 October 2010 The European Commission today has closed legal proceedings against the United Kingdom for non-transposition of EU rules prohibiting gender discrimination in access to and supply of goods and services (Directive 2004/113/EC). The case was successfully concluded after the United Kingdom transposed the Directive as regards Gibraltar.
28-10-2010

Equality: Commission requests Czech Republic to comply with EU gender equality rules

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Brussels, 28 October 2010 The European Commission has today sent a formal request to the Czech Republic to implement fully EU rules against gender discrimination in employment (Directive 2002/73/EC). The request, in the form of a reasoned opinion under EU infringement procedures, comes after the Czech Republic failed to adequately...
30-09-2010

Equality: European Commission closes cases against Sweden and Latvia on employment

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Brussels, 30 September 2010 The European Commission has today closed legal proceedings against Sweden and Latvia for incorrectly implementing EU rules on equal treatment in employment on the basis of religion, belief, disability, age and sexual orientation (Directive 2000/78/EC).
14-09-2010

Viviane Reding Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Statement on the latest developments on the Roma situation Brussels, 1...

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"Over the past weeks, the European Commission has been following very closely the developments in France regarding the Roma. I personally have been appalled by a situation which gave the impression that people are being removed from a Member State of the European Union just because they belong to a...
20-05-2010

EU adopts new measures to improve housing conditions of Roma communities

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Brussels, 20th May 2010 The European Parliament has given its green light to a proposal from the European Commission which makes it possible to use European regional funding to improve housing for marginalised communities.
07-04-2010

European Commission urges Roma social inclusion

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Brussels, 7 April 2010 Roma communities, the European Union’s largest ethnic minority, continue to face persistent discrimination and segregation. The European Commission urged Member States in a report today to use EU funds for the social and economic integration of Roma.
07-04-2010

Communication on Roma in Europe and Progress Report on Roma inclusion 2008-2010

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Brussels, 7 April 2010 What is the new Communication about? This is the first time the European Commission has adopted a policy Communication dedicated specifically to Roma. The document defines the main challenges ahead and develops an ambitious programme to help make policies for Roma inclusion more effective.
18-03-2010

Employment equality rules: European Commission sends final warning to Portugal and closes case against Lithuania

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Brussels, 18 March 2010 The European Commission today stepped up legal action against Portugal for incorrectly implementing EU rules prohibiting discrimination based on religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation in employment and occupation (Directive 2000/78/EC, see also MEMO/08/69).