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Expert Meetings 2003-2004

June 30th 2004

Examining key issues

Seven expert meetings examined a range of subjects relevant to the work of specialised bodies. The meeting reports are published as a series and are available by clicking on the themes listed below.

  1. The first meeting was hosted by the Belgian Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism on 14-15 January 2003 in Brussels on the theme Proving Discrimination.
  2. The second meeting was hosted by the Austrian Ombud for Equal Employment Opportunities in Vienna on 20-21 May on the subject Protection against discrimination and gender equality - how to meet both requirements.
  3. On 23-24 June the Dutch Equal Treatment Commission hosted the third meeting in Utrecht on Equal Pay.
  4. The fourth meeting took place in Stockholm, hosted by the Ombudsman against Ethnic Discrimination, on 14-15 October 2003, on the topic Discrimination in Working Life: Remedies and Enforcement.
  5. The fifth meeting was hosted by the Commission for Racial Equality in London on 29-30 January 2004 on combating discrimination in Goods and Services.
  6. The sixth meeting took place on 4 and 5 March 2004 in Dublin, hosted by the Equality Authority, on Strategic enforcement and the EC anti-discrimination directives.
  7. The final meeting in the series took place in Belfast on 17-18 June 2004 and focused on Single Equality Bodies and Integrated Equality Legislation.
    Alongside representatives of the partner organisations and experts from the respective host countries, the experts meeting were attended by:

- Danish Centre for Human Rights

- Ombudsman for Minorities, Finland

- National Consultative Commission on Human Rights, France

- Federal Government’s Commissioner on Migration, Refugees and Integration, Germany

- Ombudsman office, Greece

- Parliamentary Commissioner for the Rights of National and Ethnic Minorities, Hungary

- Ministry of Equal Opportunities, Italy

- Latvian Human Rights Office

- Equal Opportunities Ombudsman, Lithuania

- Centre for Combating Ethnic Discrimination, Norway

- Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Status of Women and Men, Poland

- High Commissioner for Immigration and Ethnic Minorities, Portugal

- National Council for Combating Discrimination, Romania

- Section on Human Rights, Minorities and Regional Development, Office of the Government, Slovak Republic

- National Centre for Human Rights, Slovak Republic

- Office for Equal Opportunities, Slovenia

- Ombudsman office, Spain

- Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Spain

- European Commission

- European Commission against Racism and Intolerance