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European Day of Justice

EU citizenship and free movement

Fundamental Rights Colloquium

Fundamental rights

1-2 October 2015, Brussels, Belgium


6th EU Diversity Charters Annual Forum

Tackling discrimination

Meeting of the EU Platform of Diversity Charters

Tackling discrimination

Until: 12/06/2015


Child Forum 2015

Fundamental rights

European Consumer Summit 2015

Consumer policy

Forum on future of gender equality

Gender equality

European Consumer Consultative Group Meeting

Consumer policy

24-25 March 2015


Global Awareness-raising Campaign on Laundry detergent capsules/packets #LaundrySafe

Consumer policy

The OECD Global Awareness-raising Campaign on Laundry Detergent Capsules (16 to 23 March 2015) aims to inform of the risks posed by a product that is present in growing number of households worldwide: laundry detergent capsules (or packets). These products can be attractive to children and can pose serious dangers if not handled and stored safely.


European Platform for Roma inclusion

Tackling discrimination

European Day of Persons with Disabilities Conference 2014

Tackling discrimination

Until: 03/12/14

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


Shaping the future of equality policies in the EU

Tackling discrimination

Come celebrate 10 years of Diversity Charters in the EU!

Tackling discrimination

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


Access • City Award 2015

Tackling discrimination

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


Projects on violence against women

Gender equality

On 20 May 2014, DG Justice organised a meeting for promoters of projects on violence against women funded through the Progress and Daphne programmes.


European Roma Summit

Tackling discrimination

Consumer Rights Awareness Campaign

Consumer policy

Until: 31/12/15

Consumers should be aware of their rights under EU law so they can use them every day, when shopping online or on the high street. That's why the European Commission has organised a campaign informing citizens of their rights under EU consumer law and pointing them to the right places where they can get advice and help in case of questions or problems.


28/02/2014 Barcelona, Spain - Debate on the future of Europe

EU citizenship and free movement

Conference for Mayors on EU mobility at local level

EU citizenship and free movement

10/02/2014 London, United Kingdom - Debate on the future of Europe

EU citizenship and free movement

06/02/2014 Copenhagen, Denmark - Debate on the future of Europe

EU citizenship and free movement

8th European Forum on the Rights of the Child

Fundamental rights

13/12/2013 Vilnius, Lithuania - Debate on the future of Europe

EU citizenship and free movement

EDPD and ETD 2013

Tackling discrimination
Event date: 03/12 > 04/12/2013

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


You can watch the two days conference online



The European Commission - DG Justice and DG Enterpri


Crystal Scales of Justice

Civil Justice

Assises de la Justice: 21-22 November 2013, Brussels

Effective Justice

The Assises de la Justice conference will bring together judges, lawyers, scholars and (EU) policy makers to discuss ideas for shaping the justice policy of the European Union over the coming years.


14/11/2013 Marseille, France - Debate on the future of Europe

EU citizenship and free movement

Diversity Management for Inclusive Growth

Tackling discrimination

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


Access City Award 2014

Tackling discrimination

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


The 8th European Platform for Roma Inclusion

Tackling discrimination

UCP Workshop

Consumer policy

Conference on Stimulating European Judicial Training 10.4.2013

Criminal Justice

This by-invitation-only conference will examine the Commission’s proposals for expanded judicial training facilities and for monitoring progress.


Business Forum: Equality Pays Off - A Europe 2020 initiative

Gender equality

On 21 March 2013 150 European company representatives will meet in Brussels and exchange their ideas on strategies to better access the labour force potential of women by increasing gender equality and thereby contributing to a reduction of the gender pay gap. Selected companies will showcase their activities, results and experience of tapping into the female talent pool more effectively.

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EU citizenship hearing

EU citizenship and free movement

EU Data Protection Day 2013

Data protection

OECD's Gender Forum – Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now

Gender equality

The Forum was a one-day event structured around three panels. The first panel focused on the contribution of gender equality to economic growth; the second one looked at gender equality from a business angle; and the third panel debated ways to address gender stereotypes. The findings of the new OECD report were released on the day of the event.


European Day of Persons with Disabilities Conference 2012

Tackling discrimination

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).


28/11/12 Regions and cities ready for the European Year 2013: Citizens' Agenda going local

EU citizenship and free movement

The Forum organised by the Committee of the Regions, one month before the official start of the European Year 2013, will take stock of the impact of EU citizenship on local and regional policy making.


Equality Summit 2012 22-23/11

Tackling discrimination

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.


7th European Forum on the Rights of the Child

Fundamental rights

Brussels 13-14 November 2012

The European Forum on the rights of the child is an annual conference organised by the European Commission which gathers key actors from European Institutions, EU Member States, Ombudspersons for children, international organisations and NGOs to exchange ideas and best practices on topical issues related to children's rights. 


Crystal Scales of Justice

Civil Justice

Call for applications for the European Crystal Scales of Justice Prize for innovative practices contributing to the efficiency and quality of civil justice


Combating antisemitism, racism and xenophobia

Fundamental rights

Missing Children conference: Closing the gaps - 116 000 hotlines and child abduction alert systems

Fundamental rights

To mark this year’s International Missing Children Day, the European Commission, with the support of Missing Children Europe, the European Federation for Missing and Sexually Exploited Children, organised a high level conference in Brussels on 30 May.


Extraordinary EU Platform on Roma inclusion

Tackling discrimination

19-20 March 2012: Conference on child poverty and children's social rights and the meeting of the Group Europe de l'Enfance

Fundamental rights

The Danish Presidency of the European Council 2012, in cooperation with the Intergovernmental Group Europe de l'Enfance and the European Commission organised a Conference on child poverty and children's social rights followed by the meeting of the Group Europe de l'Enfance. The Conference and the meeting were held on 19 and 20 March 2012 in Copenhagen.


15-16 March 2012: Bringing the Charter to life – FRA/Danish Presidency seminar

Fundamental rights

The FRA, together with the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, organised a seminar on the practical application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on 15-16 March 2012 in Copenhagen. This seminar explored the challenges and opportunities of applying the Charter in practice, both at EU and national level, with a view to identifying promising practices and finding ways to improve cooperation between responsible authorities, European and national institutions, and civil society.


European Day of Persons with Disabilities Conference 2011

Tackling discrimination

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.


6th European Forum on the Rights of the Child

Fundamental rights

The European Forum on the Rights of the Child is an annual conference organised by the European Commission.


6th Meeting of the European Platform for Roma Inclusion

Tackling discrimination

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


Conference on consumer problems with digital products

Consumer policy

DG Justice hosted a one-day conference (agenda) on Wednesday 16 November to discuss consumer problems with digital products, such as e-mail, social networks, music, films, e-books or e-learning services. Problems include incomplete or incomprehensible information, interrupted access to content and faulty products.


European Day of Civil Justice 2011

Civil Justice

On the initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, the European Day of Civil Justice is celebrated every year on 25 October. Judicial institutions of the Member States are invited to actively participate in the celebration of this day, by organising events for a wide public (in particular youth) and judicial professionals. Information is available on the CEPEJ website: where programmes of the various events will be published.


Clearer patrimonial regimes for international couples: Joint conference of the Commission and CNUE

Civil Justice

Citizens loose time and money figuring out which court is competent and which law applies to their property regime, when they marry or when their marriage or partnership comes to an end because of death or divorce. In Europe, there are around 16 million international couples, and at least 650,000 of them face these questions every year. The European Commission adopted two legislative proposals on 16 March 2011 to bring legal clarity to the property rights for married couples and for registered partnership with an international dimension.


Conference on EU consular affairs

EU citizenship and free movement

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council

Gender equality

The Council of EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 7 March in Brussels. The European Commission will be represented by László Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, and Vice-President Viviane Reding, Commissioner for Justice. This Council also prepares the Spring European Council later in March.


First European Equal Pay Day - 5 March 2011

Gender equality

To raise awareness of the existence of the gender pay gap, the European Commission is launching a European Equal Pay Day (EEPD) which will become an annual event across Europe. As it develops the EEPD will provide a focus for activities to raise awareness of the gender pay gap and the need to take action to close it.


Commissioner Reding meets European business leaders

Gender equality

On the basis of new figures published today, the Commission will have an exchange of views with companies and social partners to see what measures they have taken and intend to take in the near future to improve the gender balance in board rooms. Over the next 12 months, the Commission will closely monitor progress. After that period, the Commission will assess whether further measures are required.


EU Data Protection Day 2011

Data protection

New strategy on gender equality

Gender equality

The Commission adopted a five-year strategy for promoting equality between women and men in Europe. The strategy aims in particular to make better use of women's potential, thereby contributing to the EU's overall economic and social goals.


Promotion for Gender Equality at the Workplace

Gender equality

On May 5 2010 the results of a European study - commissioned by DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities - investigating initiatives such as prizes, awards, labels, charters, rankings etc. targeted at promoting gender equality in businesses and organisations were presented.


EU Data Protection Day 2010

Data protection

European Institute for Gender Equality opens

Gender equality

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) opened its doors in Vilnius on 16 December 2009. The EIGE's Management Board, the Institute's decision-making body, also held its last official meeting of 2009 in Vilnius. On 17 December, stakeholders, NGOs and members of the general public interested in the EIGE's activities met the EIGE's Management Board.


"Personal data - more use, more protection?"

Data protection

In May 2009 the Commission organised a conference dedicated to personal data use and protection and to examining new challenges for privacy.


EU launches campaign to tackle gender pay gap

Gender equality

The European Commission has launched an EU-wide campaign to help tackle the gender pay gap. Across the EU economy, women earn on average 17.4% less than men. The simple concept of 'equal pay for work of equal value' is at the heart of the campaign being launched in the context of International Women's Day on 8 March to raise awareness of the pay gap, its causes, and how to tackle it.


Workshop on Standard Terms and Conditions

Contract law

Workshop on Contract Law and Standard Terms and Conditions, Brussels, 19 January 2004


Workshops on the 2003 Action Plan

Contract law

Workshops on the European Contract Law Action Plan, 16 and 23 June 2003