ERGO Network launches a study on the Equality Bodies in seven member states

21 March 2016

On the occasion of the International Day for elimination of racial Discrimination, 21 March, the ERGO Network launches the synthesis paper “Equality Bodies: Promoting equality and fighting against discrimination of Roma”. The study, based both on desktop and field research, was carried in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Spain to analyse in-depth the setting-up, independence and  activities and competences of the Equality Bodies.

Moreover, the research provides an insight on:

-          relation between National Roma Integration Strategies and Equality Bodies;

-          relation between Equality Bodies and Roma communities (Roma NGOs);

-          capacity and contribution of Equality Bodies in tackling Discrimination faced by Roma;

-          Equality Bodies and Antigypsyism

Finally, the paper provides study cases from the seven countries and policy recommendations.

The analysis on the Equality Bodies was held in cooperation with Fundacion Secretaria do Gitano and funded by the European Commission’s Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)

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