4th Workshop with Equality Bodies

“Fighting hate speech against Roma: the Role of Equality Bodies”

16 October 2015, Brussels
The European Roma Information Office (ERIO), in close cooperation with the European Network of Equality Bodies (EQUINET) organised a workshop with Equality Bodies which took place on 16 October in Brussels.
Within the framework of the Race Equality Directive 2000/43 (RED) and national equality laws (legal provisions regulating media), the workshop focused on how Equality Bodies can fight hate speech against Roma. The aims of the workshop were to:
  • Foster discussion between different Equality Bodies, civil society and experts on effective practices and challenges to tackle hate speech against Roma
  • Provide a platform for Equality Bodies to exchange good practices on hate speech (e.g. prevention, public awareness, litigation)
  • Promote cooperation between Equality Bodies and civil society to jointly address hate speech against Roma.
Event hashtag: #fightromahate

Presentations from the workshop:
Christel Mercadé - Fundamental rights and rights of the child Unit, European Commission
Jörg Gebhard - Belgium Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities
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