Equinet invites experts to put forward their proposals for a study on the addition of “other grounds” to equality legislation, with a focus on health status and socio-economic status.”
Deadline: Extended to 15 April 2021!
The lack of comprehensive protection in EU law against discrimination on all grounds has long been raised as an issue. Further to this, the COVID-19 pandemic powerfully exposed the limitations of the current list of discrimination grounds in the equality and non-discrimination law of the European Union.
Fixing the number of grounds to only six, as is the case at the EU level, potentially means excluding and undermining the significance of whole categories and manifestations of unjust exclusion and subordination, such as those based on criteria and identity markers different than gender, race and ethnic origin, disability, religion or belief, age, or sexual orientation. For instance, inequalities based on health status (those conditions not covered by the UNCRPD definition of disability) and socio-economic status, which have been and continue to be at the forefront of the societal harm and individual suffering inflicted by the ongoing global pandemic, deserve further attention. It is noteworthy that a large number of European countries have decided to extend the list of protected grounds or apply an open-ended list in their national equality laws.
We are looking for an expert/s to produce an Equinet paper with the following overarching objectives:
Can you demonstrate:
If so, send us your proposal!
A detailed proposal of the suggested approach, methodology and timeline as well as proposed budget and expert CV(s) needs to be submitted by 15 April 2021 to the attention of:
Tamás Kádár, Equinet Deputy Executive Director and Head of Legal and Policy
Phone number: 0032 2 212 3183
CONTACT PERSON FOR QUERIES
Milla Vidina, Equinet Policy Officer
Phone number: +32 (0)2 212 3185
The indicative timeframe for the commissioned paper is as follows:
The maximum budget for the commissioning of this paper is 15.000 EUR (excluding VAT).
Costs for travel (if and as necessary) or relating to presentation/discussion of the paper will be covered by Equinet separately (if and as necessary).