This training took place in person on 16-17 October in Brussels, Belgium. It was aimed at Equality Bodies experts, including members of the Research and Data Collection Working Group, as well as interested representatives of Equality Bodies.
The dominant area of work by Equality Bodies on intersectionality is research, with an emphasis on building a knowledge base for work on intersectionality and bringing this into public and political debate. Equality Bodies need to collect and analyse data from an intersectional perspective and to promote this approach to other relevant bodies. However, data gaps present significant barriers in taking an effective approach to intersectionality and multiple discrimination.
Following the training on Equality Bodies engaging with hard-to-reach groups in the context of equality research organised by Equinet in collaboration with the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency, this initiative aimed at building further the capacities of Equality Bodies relating to the development of methods on data collection and analysis connected to intersectionality and multiple discrimination, and to effectively enable equality bodies to adequately capture both forms of discrimination.
This training aimed to increase the capacity of Equality Bodies’ staff to develop methods on intersectionality and multiple discrimination data collection and measurement by sharing and discussing good practices as well as challenges and opportunities for overcoming them.Agenda
Session I: Setting the scene
Session II: Intersectional & multiple discrimination in research
Session III: Capturing intersectional and multiple discrimination in data collection