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What the EU is doing

It is illegal to discriminate on the grounds of a person's age, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Yet only one-third of EU citizens are fully aware that they are legally protected against discrimination.

There are various ways the EU is informing people about their rights to fight discrimination. The EU 

  • supports NGOs, social partners and equality bodies to combat discrimination
  • supports equality policies at a national level between EU countries
  • establishes anti-discrimination training activities
  • pushes for diversity management in companies