The Directorate of Equal Rights and Dignity leads the efforts of the Organisation to promote and protect equality for all, including gender equality, fight discrimination in all its forms, building more inclusive societies without racism and intolerance where diversity is respected. It works to promote and uphold children’s rights and operates key Conventions offering protection against some of the most serious attacks on human dignity. In all these areas, the Directorate ensures the functioning of monitoring mechanisms, intergovernmental cooperation and supports member States in implementing the relevant European standards.


The Directorate of Anti-discrimination implements the activities under its responsibility in the Programme and Budget.

Organisation chart of the Directorate of Equal Rights and Dignity

Anti-discrimination Department

Human Dignity and Gender Equality Department