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New EC report highlighting the key role of equality bodies in advancing equality

August 14th 2009

The European Commission published a report looking at how Member States are implementing the Directive 2002/73/73/EC with regards to access to employment, vocational training and promotion, and working conditions.

The Directive 2002/73/73/EC, which entered into force on 5 October 2002, aims to promote equal treatment for men and women in access to employment, vocational training and promotion, and working conditions. This Directive represents one of the key measures in current EC law on equality between men and women. EU Members State had until 5 October 2005 to transpose this legislation in their national legal systems.

According to the report, the progress in the application of the key provisions of the Directive 2002/73/73/EC is satisfactory, although not all countries’ rules are yet in line with EU requirements. The EC report draws attention to transposition-related problems and the impact of the Directive. Furthermore, the publication describes good practices in Member States.

At last but not least, the report highlights the key role of equality bodies in furthering equality.

To download the report, click here
To download the report in French or German, click here