About: Equal opportunities

Economy & Jobs 26-06-2018

Social Germany? Still a long way to equal opportunities

As EU Social Affairs ministers are currently discussing social rights in the labour market, it is striking that, especially in the welfare state of Germany, one's career still depends heavily on where one comes from. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Future EU 25-04-2018

Europe fair, but room for improvement- Eurobarometer

Europeans generally see their society as fair, particularly in Scandinavia, but income gap, which has increased greatly, was singled out as an issue of concern, according to a Eurobarometer survey. EURACTIV.fr reports.

Enterprise ‘ambassadors’ aim to bridge EU gender gap

The European Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors was launched in Stockholm yesterday (5 October), with the aim of "bridging the gender gap" and increasing the number of women starting businesses in Europe.

Men ‘benefit’ from diversity in the workplace

"Our economy has a real problem with under-representation of women," according to Isabella Lenarduzzi, the founder of the 'JUMP' forum, which will take place in Brussels on 23 April. Speaking to EURACTIV in an interview, she explained that "women's role in business is increasingly important".

High hopes as Commission unveils social agenda overhaul

The EU's renewed social agenda, due to be presented today (2 July), will feature proposals on strengthening the fight against discrimination and improving workers' rights and cross-border healthcare. It is one of the Commission's priority projects before the end of its tenure, seen by some as its "last chance" to deliver concrete results on improving the lives of EU citizens.

Commission to scale down anti-discrimination proposal

Due to resistance from conservative member states, the Commission is likely to backtrack on its plans for an anti-discrimination directive, proposing only to offer protection against discrimination on disability grounds.

MEPs call for comprehensive anti-discrimination law

Despite opposition from members of the centre-right EPP-ED Group, the European Parliament's Employment Committee has spoken out in favour of new legislation banning all forms of discrimination.

Germany told to step up fight against gay discrimination

Infringement proceedings begun against Germany over Berlin's failure to bring provisions on equal treatment of gay and lesbian partnerships in line with EU directives on the issue are going down badly with Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats.
Sports 16-10-2007

Regions call for charter for equality in sport

The EU Committee of the Regions is calling on local and regional authorities to assume their core function as providers of sport, leisure and cultural services as key tools in the promotion of social inclusion and combating discrimination. 

Student parents need more support, say MEPs

Young parents who have not yet finished their studies need the support of society at large, in order to realise their potential, contribute to economic growth and sustain birth-rates, a report from the European Parliament suggests.

Commission ups pressure against discrimination

A new Eurobarometer report shows that anti-discrimination legislation is still not sufficiently implemented in the EU. The Commission wants to change that with a European year dedicated to equal opportunities

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