MINELRES: EC: New resources for combating discrimination - now available

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For Diversity - Against Discrimination 

29 September 2005
Information on anti-discrimination in my country
The Europe-wide information campaign For Diversity.Against
Discrimination has launched new national flyers in each of the 25 EU
member states, informing people about anti-discrimination issues
specific to their own country and in their own national languages. 

They contain information on national anti-discrimination legislation,
examples of discrimination and contact details for organisations
offering support to people subject to discrimination. The flyers were
developed by steering groups at national level, including NGOs, social
partners and government representatives. 

Copies are available to download or for order by email from

Age discrimination – new study

What legal protection is available to protect people against age
discrimination? When is age discrimination allowed under European
legislation? What do the laws say about pensions, insurance and
retirement ages? These are just some of the many issues dealt with in a
new report published by the European Commission. The 50-page report was
written by Colm O’Cinneide – the UK member of the network of independent
legal experts, which is funded by the Community Action Programme to
combat discrimination. The report is currently available in English,
with German and French translations following shortly.

Download the PDF: 

Anti-discrimination Action Programme: initiatives for 2006

A new work plan of activities under the Action Programme to combat
discrimination has been agreed for 2006. In addition to continuing a
number of existing actions, several new initiatives will also be
launched. These include three new studies – on multiple discrimination,
socially disadvantaged ethnic minorities, and participation of people
with disabilities in society – as well as increased support for national
activities to raise awareness. 

Further information:

Equal Rights in Practice – latest issue

The latest issue of Equal Rights in Practice – the news review of the
Action Programme to combat discrimination – is now available. The new
issue features an interview with Commissioner Spidla, a profile of the
network of legal experts, and a special focus on the role of young
people in the fight against discrimination. 

Download the PDF version or order paper copies


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