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Mapping discrimination in Austria and beyond: Responses at EU and national level

WoPermanent Representation of Austria to the EU - Avenue de Cortenbergh 30 - 1040 Brussels

ÖGB Europabüro, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation and AK EUROPA, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber cordially invite you to the following event:

Mapping discrimination in Austria and beyond:
Responses at EU and national level   

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 18:00h
Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU
Avenue de Cortenbergh 30
1040 Brussels

A recently published study on discrimination in Austria shows that intersecting forms of discrimination in different areas of life are a reality for 44 % of people in Austria. Almost every second person experiences discrimination on the grounds of gender, marital status, age, (perceived) ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disabilities and/or social status.

In light of the new legislative period and the upcoming Commission, the event takes stock of past and future policy and legislative measures at EU level tackling discrimination. The aim of the high-level panel discussion is to explore the future of the so-called Horizontal Directive, initiatives for an inclusive gender strategy and appropriate measures allowing for an adequate protection of all citizens against discrimination on both EU and national level.


Welcome address:
Ingrid Moritz, Head of Unit, Women and Family, AK Vienna
Simone Erne, Federal Women Secretary, Austrian Trade Union Federation

Key notes:
Daniel Schönherr (SORA): Presentation of study “Cases of discrimination in Austria”
Aljoša Gadžijev, Adviser to the Advocate of the Principle of Equality of Slovenia
Igor Grabovac, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna

Panel discussion:
Evelyn Regner, MEP, FEMM Committee chair
Esther Lynch, Deputy General Secretary (ETUC)
Yrsa Nyman, Finnish Ministry of Justice
Adam Rogalewski, EESC Member, All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions

If you have accessibility needs, please contact us and we will do our best to cater for them.
The discussion will take place in German and English with simultaneous translation.
After the discussion, we invite you to a buffet reception.


Yes, I will attend the event.


For further information:
Tel: 02 230 62 54 or 02 230 74 63
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