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Conference in Spain on “The role of equality bodies in the fight against discrimination”

October 19th 2011

The Spanish Race and Ethnic Equality Council organized a Conference on “ The Role of Equality Bodies in the Fight Against Discrimination ” on 2-3 November 2011 at the Secretary of State of Equality, Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality in Madrid.

The Spanish Race and Ethnic Equality Council, composed by representatives of public administrations, business and trade union organisations, as well as civil society organisations, initiated its work in September 2009 with the aim of promoting the principle and right of equal treatment and non-discrimination of people on ethnic or racial grounds.

At this point, after two years of intense work, the Council decided it is the right time to organise a conference with the aim of presenting the work done since it was created, debate on equality and non-discrimination, and analyse with key institutions and stakeholders what are the key challenges in the current social and economic context.
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They foresaw therefore a variety of speeches and thematic round tables given by relevant experts in the field of equality and non-discrimination, both at national and European level, such as the European Commission, Equinet, OSCE and other equality bodies. Ms. Mandana Zarrehparvar, the Chair of Equinet’s Executive Board, will deliver the Opening Speech on "Equality bodies in the EU".

To download the Council’s latest publications, annual report 2010 and the study on perception of discrimination by (potential) victims, please visit the Council’s website

Event details
- Organiser: Spanish Race and Ethnic Equality Council
- Venue: Madrid, Spain
- Date: 2-3 November 2011