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Europe

Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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As Hungary gains the EU Presidency for the first half of 2011, the final stage of the 18 month rotating ‘trio’ is underway. Hungary takes control of the plan designed in 2010 in cooperation with the Presidencies of Spain and Belgium, and continues in the promotion of an agenda which prioritises amongst other things the areas of Social Inclusion, Fundamental Rights and Cultural Diversity.

Social Inclusion and Protection play a key role in the six month programme of the presidency, with special priority given to the endorsement of EU Framework on National Roma Integration Strategies; the Hungarian Presidency intends to contribute to the formulation of priorities for Europe 2020 for the upcoming years, with a special focus on child poverty.

The Hungarian Presidency will also follow up on the commitment to equality on the grounds of gender and disability, which has been a constant trend throughout the trio’s 18 month programme. Over the next 6 months the Presidency will seek to improve the European Pact for Gender Equality, based on the Strategy for Equality between Women and Men 2010-2014 and will launch the implementation of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020.


The main equality related points of the Hungarian Presidency’s 2011 programme:



Further information on the Hungarian Presidency:

The Hungarian Presidency’s home page

The Hungarian Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The programme of the Hungarian Presidency

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Equality Bodies

Legal training on LGBT rights on 10 February 2011 in Belgium

The Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism, in partnership with Equal-Jus will host a legal training on LGBT rights on 25 February 2011 in Brussels.

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Equality Bodies

Save the date – EHRC Workshop on gender pay gap

Event details
Venue: Offices of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
Address: London, United Kingdom
Date: 3 -4 March 2011

The British Equality and Human Rights Commision (EHRC), with the cooperation of Equinet will host a workshop on equal pay ‘Closing the Gender Pay Gap’ on the 3 – 4 March 2011, bringing together National Equality Bodies with expertise on measures to close the gender pay gap. The workshop, organised in cooperation with Equinet will take place in London, United Kingdom.

For further information, please contact the EHRC European and International Team international@equalityhumanrights.com

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External publications

Release of the EC synthesis report on equality bodies

The European Commission commissioned a study on Equality Bodies set up under Directives 2000/43/EC, 2004/113/EC and 2006/54/EC. The synthesis report is now available to the public.

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Europe

‘A world in waiting’, a free workshop in Bristol (UK)

This event will review the progress that was made in the UK as part of the 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. The workshop will take place on 10th February in Bristol (UK).

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Europe

European Union ratifies UN Convention on disability rights

The EU as a whole is now the first international organisation which has become a formal party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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Member in the Spotlight

The Greek Ombudsman in the spotlight

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