European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

Seminar with national specialised bodies to combat racism and racial discrimination on the issue of ethnic data collection

17-18 February 2005
Strasbourg, Human Rights Building
Salle de la Direction

PROGRAMME

1st Day - Moderator: Mr Michael HEAD, Chair of ECRI

SESSION 1: Setting the frame

9:00

Welcome by Mr Michael HEAD, Chair of ECRI

9:15 – 9:35

The concept of ethnic data collection – deconstructing myths, by Ms Isil GACHET, Executive Secretary to ECRI

9:35 – 10:15

Discussion

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

SESSION 2: Ethnic data collection in the member States –legal and political framework

10:30 – 10:45

The legal and political framework in France

 

● Presentation by Mr Patrick SIMON, Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques (INED)

10:45 – 11:00

The legal and political framework in Hungary

 

● Presentation by Mr Jenö KALTENBACH, member of ECRI, Parliamentary Commissioner for National, Ethnic and Minority Rights (Hungary)

11:00– 11:15

The legal and political framework in the United Kingdom

 

● Presentation by Ms Kay HAMPTON, Vice-Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality (United Kingdom)

11:15 – 12:30

Discussion

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

SESSION 3: Ethnic data collection in specific areas of policy

14:00 – 14:15

The use of ethnic data collection in employment

 

● Presentation by Mr A.G. CASTERMANS, President of the Equal Treatment Commission (The Netherlands)

14:15 – 15:00

Discussion

15:00 – 15:15

The use of ethnic data collection in education

 

● Presentation by Ms Corina MACOVEANU, member of the Steering Board of the National Council for Combating Discrimination (Romania)

15:15 – 16:00

Discussion

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break

SESSION 4: Ethnic data collection as a tool for positive action and for establishing indirect discrimination

16:15 – 16:30

Ethnic data collection as a tool for positive action for

national specialised bodies to combat racism and racial discrimination

 

● Presentation by Mr Paul O’Neill, Senior Legal Officer at the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

16:30 – 17:00

Discussion

17:00 – 17:15

Ethnic data collection as a tool for establishing indirect discrimination

 

● Presentation by Mr François SANT’ANGELO, deputy member of ECRI, Animateur du Service « Lutte contre le racisme » du Centre pour l'égalité des chances et la lutte contre le racisme (Belgium)

17:15 – 18:00

Discussion

18.00 – 19.00 Reception

2nd Day - Moderator: Ms Winnie SORGDRAGER, Chair of ECRI’s Working Group on relations with civil society

SESSION 5: Monitoring the implementation of national legislation to combat racism and racial discrimination

9:00 – 9:10

Monitoring the implementation of national legislation to combat racism and racial discrimination – setting the scene,

by Mr Giancarlo CARDINALE, member of ECRI’s Secretariat

9:10 – 9:25

Monitoring the application of criminal law provisions against racism and racial discrimination,

by Mr Seamus TAYLOR, Head of Equality and Diversity, Crown Prosecution Service (United Kingdom)

9:25 – 9:40

Monitoring the application of civil law provisions against discrimination,

by Ms Ella GHOSH, Director of the Centre for Combating Ethnic Discrimination (Norway)

9:40 – 10:45

Discussion

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

SESSION 6: Monitoring of racist incidents

11:00 – 11:15

Monitoring racist incidents – the European perspective,

by Professor Eva SMITH ASMUSSEN, Chair of ECRI’s working group on ethnic data collection

11:15 – 11:30

The recording and monitoring of racist incidents in France,

by Mr Marc LEYENBERGER, member of ECRI and the National Consultative Commission of Human Rights

11:30 – 12:15

Discussion

CLOSING SESSION

12:15 – 12:30

Presentation of the main findings of the seminar,

by the Rapporteur of the seminar

12:30 – 13:00

Discussion

13:00

Closing of the seminar