On 16-17 October 2014 in Belgrade, Equinet, with the support and hosting of the Serbian Commission for the Protection of Equality, organised a training event on positive action measures.
EU equal treatment legislation on all discrimination grounds allows Member States to introduce positive action measures in order to ‘ensure full equality in practice’. However, the limits, the legality and the effectiveness of such measures are often debated in practice.
This Equinet training will build on the discussions in the working group Equality Law in Practice and it will analyse the legal questions relating to the application of positive action measures on the basis of EU Equal Treatment Directives by discussing concrete cases and policies on different grounds of discrimination. The training will take account of good practice examples as well as the effectiveness and impact of the existing legislation, policies and practices.
The training will feature presentations by eminent external speakers and experts of equality bodies as well as interactive workshop sessions.
This training will enable equality bodies’ staff to:
The following key topics will be addressed at the training.
SESSION 1 – POSITIVE ACTION IN EUROPE AND IN THE WORLD
SESSION 2 – CHALLENGES OF APPLYING POSITIVE ACTION
SESSION 4 – EXAMPLES OF POSITIVE ACTION (WORKSHOP)
SESSION 5 – EXAMPLES OF POSITIVE ACTION (WORKSHOP)
SESSION 6 – THE EFFECTIVENESS OF POSITIVE ACTION MEASURES