The seminar , held on 16 May, focused on discussions on the application of the Race Equality Directive and the General Framework Directive.
This one-day Seminar represented one of Equinet’s contributions to the discussions and consultations leading up to the adoption of the European Commission’s joint report on the application of the Race Directive (2000/43/EC) and the General Framework Directive (2000/78/EC). The Seminar strived in particular to:
The Secretariat has compiled a summary of the main discussions and arguments at the seminar:: 2013 Summary Equinet High Level Legal Seminar
The seminar was opened by Mr. Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea – Director for Equality, DG Justice at the European Commission and was divided into three sessions:
Session 1 – Reporting on the Application of the Non-Discrimination Directives, with contributions by Mr. Andreas Stein (Head of Unit, European Commission DG JUST Equal Treatment Legislation D.1) and Ms. Jayne Hardwick (Equality and Human Rights Commission, U.K.).
Session 2 – Interactive Panel Debate on Relevant Aspects of the Directives and The Experiences of Stakeholders, with the participation of representatives of relevant European stakeholders.
Session 3 – Putting the Directives into Context and Potential Developments, with contributions by Professor Olivier De Schutter (Université Catholique de Louvain) and Gabriel Toggenburg (European Union Agency For Fundamental Rights).
More information can be found in the agenda below:
2013 Equinet Legal Seminar Agenda
– Jayne Hardwick, Equality and Human Rights Commission, The work and report of the Equinet Working Group Equality Law in practice on equality bodies’ experience with the non-discrimination directives (click here for the presentation)