The Equality Summit is organised once a year by the member state chairing the Presidency of the Council of the European Union at the second half of the year. It is co-organised by the European Commission. It deals with issues of equality and elimination of discrimination, particularly in the areas of national or ethnic origin, religion , belief, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender equality. The Summit will bring together around 300 participants (government, NGOs, social partners, academics, independent experts, etc.) from EU Member States and acceding countries.
This year the area of interest of the Summit is "Equality for Growth". The current economic situation impacts public finances and affects dramatically the most vulnerable groups in society. The Equality Summit 2012 aims to provide evidence supporting the fact that accessibility and equality policies can contribute to economic growth, economic development and prosperity.
Ministry of Justice and Public Order
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