This workshop will take place in person on 5 December (location TBC). It is organised with TAIEX funding from DG NEAR and it is aimed at staff members of Equality Bodies from non-EU countries.
2023 promises to be a crucial year for strengthening standards for Equality Bodies. The past three years saw a breakthrough in the recognition of the need for stronger Equality Bodies, with several EU Equality Strategies and the Commission’s report on the application of the Racial Equality Directive (2000/43/EC) and the Employment Equality Directive (2000/78/EC) acknowledging this. The legislative process is well under way and in autumn 2022, the Commission published its proposals for Directives on standards for Equality Bodies. The adoption of such binding legislation on Equality Bodies will be a major step towards better implementation and enforcement of the EU’s equal treatment legislation and effective protection of the rights of all victims of discrimination across Europe. This process is a unique opportunity and Equinet has already provided substantive input to inform the legislative process, expressing our ambition for strong and effective standards.
To discuss strengthening the position of Equality Bodies beyond the EU and how EU Standards for Equality Bodies can contribute to this.
For further information, contact Tamás Kádár (Tamas.Kadar@equineteurope.org).