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Europe

Launch of the 2011 ENAR online survey on Equality in Employment.

Take a few minutes to complete ENAR online survey on reasonable accomodation of cultural diversity in the workplace.

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Europe

EIGE call for tender: Study on mapping current trends of female genital mutilation

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) recently launched a new tender for a Study on mapping current situation and trends of female genital mutilation.

The study will focus on assessing the current situation in relation to FGM, including current policies and policy developments, analysis of available data and data collection gaps and indicate major trends on FGM in the European Union. It therefore aims to provide easily accessible data and assess the existing information on prevalence of FGM in all EU 27 Member States and Croatia.

More details for the tender can be found on EIGE’s website, http://eige.europa.eu/content/eige-2011-oper-18 and any question concerning the tender should be addressed to procurement@eige.europa.eu, with the reference number: EIGE/2011/OPER/18. The deadline for application is 26 September 2011.

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European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) website: www.eige.europa.eu

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Europe

FRA identifies irregular migrants’ barriers to healthcare (11 October )

On 11 October 2011, the FRA will reveal its findings on the barriers that migrants in an irregular situation face when accessing healthcare.

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Equality Bodies

Interpretation of the burden of proof provisions: Bulgarian body addresses a request for a preliminary ruling to CJEU

The request for a preliminary ruling to the CJEU refers to the nterpretation of the burden of proof provisions and the discrimination definitions under Council Directive 2000/43/EC of 29 June 2000 implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin

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Equality Bodies

‘Equal Opportunities for All in the EU, a CET conference.

The Centre for Equal Treatment will organise an evening event on 24 October on equal opportunities in the EU. Commissioner Viviane Reding will deliver a keynote opening statement and asnwer questions from the public on the issue.

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Equality Bodies

FADA welcomes positive interim results of the pilot project ‘depersonalised application procedures’

The pilot project involving the anonymous processing of 4,000 job applications tests different methods of depersonalisation and analyses feedback from both staff recruitment personnel and applicants.

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Member in the Spotlight

The Serbian Commission for the Protection of Equality in the spotlight

“It is better to light a candle than to curse darkness”, a motto that sums up the general approach to work of Ms. Nevena Petrušić, the Serbian Commissioner for the Protection of Equality. In an interview for the Autumn’s issue of Equinet Member in the Spotlight, Ms Petrušić underlines the main discrimination issues her organisation deals with, its key projects and achievements, and her personal motivation for working in the field of equality and anti-discrimination.