European network of legal experts in the non-discrimination field
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To effectively tackle discrimination, it is important to understand the effects of the EU's equal treatment legislation on the ground(s) of discrimination. Consequently, information on the implementation of the two anti-discrimination Directives into national law is as important as analysing their impact in practice - including any related case law.

The European Commission therefore set up a network of legal experts in anti-discrimination to support its work by providing independent information and advice on relevant developments in the Member States. The network is managed by Human European Consultancy and the Migration Policy Group (MPG) on behalf of the European Commission.

On this website the network publishes information on legal developments in the non-discrimination field both at Member State and at European level. The relevant information can be accessed from the law pages (European legislation, national legislation and selected case law) and the country pages. An advanced search menu gives the option to select by country, discrimination ground, field of application or a combination of these criteria.

Legal Seminar 2014 – Enforcement of equality and anti-discrimination law

On 28 November 2014 the seventh annual legal seminar of the European Network of Legal Experts in the Non-discrimination Field was organised in cooperation with the European Network of Legal Experts in the field of Gender Equality (managed by the Faculty of Law at Utrecht University). The seminar attracted 141 participants, including representatives of the European Commission, of EU Member States governments, of Equality Bodies and of EU-umbrella organisations. The seminar also brought together a number of high level academics from across the European Union.

See the seminar page for the presentations held during the seminar.

Issue No. 19 European Anti-Discrimination Law Review

The nineteenth issue of the bi-annual European Anti-Discrimination Law Review is now published. The Law Review provides an overview of the latest developments in European anti-discrimination law (the information reflects, as far as possible, the state of affairs as of 15 June 2014).

Country reports on measures to combat discrimination

Each year, the European Network of Legal Experts in the field of non-discrimination produces country reports to monitor the transposition and effective implementation of the Racial Equality Directive and the Employment Equality Directive in all 28 Member States, candidate countries (FYR of Macedonia and Turkey) and EEA countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

RSS feeds

Discrimination of Roma children in education

The European Network of Legal Experts in the Non-Discrimination Field has published a new thematic report entitled Discrimination of Roma children in education, written by Lilla Farkas. This report provides an update to a previous thematic report published by the Network in 2007 and written by the same author, entitled Segregation of Roma children in education: Addressing structural discrimination through the Race Equality Directive.

Developing Anti-discrimination Law in Europe - the 28 EU Member States, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey compared

The eighth edition of the Comparative Analysis – Developing anti-discrimination Law in the 28 EU Member States, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey is now available. The objective of the Comparative Analysis, drafted by Isabelle Chopin and Catharina Germaine-Sahl (Migration Policy Group), is to compare and contrast the information set out in the 2012 country reports prepared by the European Network of Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field, providing an overview of national anti-discrimination legislation.

Go to the European Commission - Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities This initiative is financed by the EC Programme Progress. But the views expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect the official views of the EU institutions.