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EU proposes protection from discrimination beyond the workplace
The Commission has today adopted a proposal for a directive which provides for protection from discrimination on grounds of age, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief beyond the workplace. This new directive would ensure equal treatment in the areas of social protection, including social security and health care, education and access to and supply of goods and services which are commercially available to the public, including housing. Eurobarometer surveys show that a large majority of Europeans support such legislation: 77% back measures to protect people from discrimination in education and 68% in access to goods and services. more »
 
Wider powers and greater measures needed to tackle homophobia
Equal protection by EU anti-discrimination law remains an ideal not a fact for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transsexuals (LGBT) living in many parts of the European Union (EU). Greater legislative protection and wider support within the EU is required. more »
 
FRA signs pledge to support UEFA anti-racism campaign during EURO 2008™
The European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) will join UEFA, FARE, FIFPro, football players and others in signing a “pledge” supporting respect for diversity at a launch event for EURO 2008™ on 7 June in Basel, Switzerland. This “pledge” is timely as a spate of events in Europe over the past year has shown that the spectrum of racism and other forms of intolerance still haunt the sport. more »
 
National Meeting of the Local Public Mediators
On 23 July 2007 the Center for the Study of Democracy organized a national meeting of local public mediators. The event was realized with the support of USAID. The purpose of the discussion was to consider the actual problems of local government and the possibilities to amend the legal framework regulating the powers and activities of the public mediators. more »
 
Working meeting with the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales
On June 5, 2007, the Center for the Study of Democracy hosted a working meeting with the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales – Mr. Stephen Shaw. more »
 
National Meeting of Local Public Mediators
On May 17, 2007 national meeting of local public mediators took place in the city of Nova Zagora. The event was organized by the Public Mediator of Nova Zagora Municipality Mr. Misho Bahov. Among the participants in the discussion were Ms. Rositsa Totkova, Director of Citizens’ Complaints and Alerts Directorate of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria, representatives of local authorities, public mediators and media. more »
 
National Meeting of the Local Public Mediators
On April 26, 2007, the Center for The Study of Democracy in cooperation with the National Association of Public Mediators in the Republic of Bulgaria held a national meeting of the local public mediators. more »
 
Round table: The Ombudsman Institution at European, National and Local Level
On November 28, 2006, the Center for the Study of Democracy in cooperation with Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria held a round table discussion on The Ombudsman Institution at European, National and Local Level. Guest speaker at the event was the European Ombudsman Prof. Nikiforos Diamandouros who spoke before representatives of non-governmental organizations, local public mediators from throughout the country, representatives of foreign missions and officials from the Bulgarian ombudsman’s administrative staff. more »
 
Round table: The national Ombudsman: A Mechanism for Good Administrative Services and Corruption Free Administration
On November 8, 2006, the Center for the Study of Democracy organized a round table discussion on The National Ombudsman: A Mechanism for Good Administrative Services and Corruption-Free Administration with a guest speaker Prof. Giorgos Kaminis, Greek Ombudsman. more »
 
International workshop: Policing Minorities
On September 28-29, 2006, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) in cooperation with the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC) held an international workshop on policing minorities. The event was aimed to broaden the opportunities for Bulgarian NGOs to work with government and law-enforcement institutions in addressing issues of ethnic and racial discrimination and violence and to increase the capacity of Bulgarian law-enforcement institutions to prevent and analyze issues related to ethnic and racist violence and discrimination. more »
 

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