The importance of informing citizens on their rights and on the possibility to address their complaints and cases to national equality bodies was at the heart of the next Equinet training, which took place in Dublin on April 28th and 29th 2009.
The importance of informing citizens on their rights and on the possibility to address their complaints and cases to national equality bodies was at the heart of the Equinet training which took place in Dublin on 28 and 29 April 2009.
The training was organised by Equinet and hosted at the Dublin Castle by the Equinet Irish Member (the Equality Authority). During the event, participants had the possibility to exchange strategies in relation to raising public awareness on equal rights and to providing tools for combating discrimination.
From the experience of national equality bodies, the most important obstacles in achieving full equality for all is the low level of knowledge of rights and the absence of culture with regard to them.
The training therefore had three main goals:
Mutual learning and sharing experiences from and between national equality bodies with others were among the core subjects addressed during the training, together with the issue of horizontal and transversal perspective on different grounds of discrimination.
You can download all the presentations that were given during the Dublin training.
Citizens Information Services and their role in the field of equality
National example of providing information on rights (HALDE – FRANCE)
National example of providing information on rights (EHRC – UK)
Workshop I – Disability
Download the presentation by Siobhane Kane (Inclusion Ireland)
Workshop II – Sexual orientation
Workshop III – Racial/ethnic origin
Social partners as a key collaborator in the field of equality
The role of local sector bodies