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Applying EU Anti-Discrimination Law

  • Webinar for legal practitioners
  • Organised in the framework of the EU Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme

Webinar, 16 November 2020 – 17 November 2020
(simultaneous interpretation)
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The webinar will provide participants with an overview of the two European directives prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of race or ethnic origin in a number of areas, as well as on disability, age, sexual orientation or religion/belief in employment and occupation.

Key topics

  • Overview of the EU legislation on equal treatment and its relationship with the EU Charter, the European Convention, and United Nations human rights treaties
  • Definition of key concepts (direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment)
  • Burden of proof and access to evidence
  • Remedies and sanctions
  • Different protected grounds, with special attention to the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union

Who should attend?

Participation is only open to legal practitioners (for example, from trade unions or employers’ associations, NGOs, labour inspectorates, equality bodies, etc.) from the EU, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Application procedure

The number of places at the event is limited and participation is subject to a selection procedure.

The application period starts around 3 months before the event. A detailed webinar programme as well as an online application form, indicating a deadline for submitting the application, will then be available on this website. A response will be given to every applicant shortly after the deadline.

Interactive Webinar

You will be able to participate actively and interact immediately and directly with our top-quality speakers and other participants, break out into working groups and work on case studies. We will make the most of the technical tools available to deliver an intensive, interactive training experience.

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Important note
No webinar fee. Participation on selection.


Conference Organisers

ERA on behalf of the European Commission (Contracting Authority)

Daniel Gärtner

Christiane Schmitz



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