Year 2007 to be "European Year of Equal Opportunities for All"
Monday, June 5, 2006 1:45 PM

The European Council and Parliament have designated 2007 as "European Year of Equal Opportunities for All." Initiatives focusing on the themes of rights, recognition, representation, and respect are intended to increase awareness among Europeans of their right not to be discriminated against, as well as to promote equal opportunities and tolerance in the EU. An EU-wide information campaign will be launched on discrimination in addition to hundreds of national initiatives. The Year will also include the first ever Equality Summit, a gathering of ministers, civil society and others.

Further information about the Year can be found at:

Compiled from: "2007--European Year of Equal Opportunities for All," 2 June 2006.