Legal Seminar – Enforcement of equality and non-discrimination law – Brussels – 28 November 2014
The European Network of Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field, together with the European Network of Legal Experts in the field of gender equality, have organised a legal seminar to discuss issues of importance for the effective enforcement of equality and non-discrimination legislation at EU and national level.
The 2014 Legal Seminar aims to provide representatives of governments, Equality Bodies, members of both Networks and other selected stakeholders of all EU Member States with an opportunity to exchange views on the transposition and implementation of EU equality and anti-discrimination Directives.
In particular, the seminar will bring together a number of high level academics and experts from across the European Union and candidate countries. It will allow for assessment of current legal developments, to share experiences and practices and to look to future prospects in the area of non-discrimination and gender equality. This year the particular focus of the seminar will be on issues related to the enforcement and effective implementation of equality and non-discrimination law.
Please note that this was a closed event for members of the Legal networks and invitees of the European Commission only.
The following workshops were organised during which both theoretical presentations as well as case studies presented by practitioners were discussed:
- Update on European case-law
- Parental leave and the conciliation of work and family life
- Burden of proof
- Sexual orientation
The seminar also provided an opportunity to present and discuss products of the two Networks of independent legal experts.
The annual seminar is organised by the European Network of Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation (managed by the Migration Policy Group and European Human Consultancy) and the European Commission, in cooperation with the European Network of Legal Experts in the field of gender equality (managed by the Faculty of Law of Utrecht University).