[/ The Belgian Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism has recently launched its 2011 Annual Activity Report. /]
The training was organised for Equinet members on 23-24 May 2012 by Equinet in collaboration with the Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson in Lithuania.
The European Commission has called on EU Member States, in a report adopted on 23 May 2012, to implement their national strategies to improve the economic and social integration of Europe’s 10 to 12 million Roma.
On 23 May 2012, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a report which draws on surveys into the socio-economic situation of Roma and non-Roma living nearby in 11 EU Member States and in neighbouring European countries.
The European Institute for Gender Equality has launched a new database on the indicators of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and men in the EU: Facts and Figures.
UNAR, the Italian National Office Against Racial Discrimination, commissioned and financed the first report on the LGBT population in Italy, launched on 17 May.
For the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2012, over 50 European leaders from all EU institutions join forces telling LGBT teenagers they are working to make things better, and put an end to homophobia and transphobia.
Euronews has recently aired a reportage on the issue of diversity and discrimination at work, interviewing Mr. Jozef De Witte (Chair of Equinet’s Executive Board) on the importance of equality legislation and the role of equality bodies.
The euronews reportage acknowledges that “diversity is important to companies. It’s a source of creativity and innovation. It recognises that different points of view are important in a growing multi-cultural world. Studies show that this idea is gaining momentum around Europe, but studies also show that discrimination is still widespread in the work place.”
Ms. Anne Devineaux, reporting on this story for euronews, discussed these issues with a victim of discrimination but also with the Chair of the Equinet Executive Board, Mr. Jozef De Witte. He provided more context for understanding the role of national equality bodies and of Equinet in the European anti-discrimination field.
We encourage you to access the reportage (with video recording and text) by clicking here or on the image below.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) launched its 2011 Annual Report on 3 May 2012.
No right to information of unsuccessful job applicants and its consequences for the burden of proof.