European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)


Seminar of the Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission (ECRI) for national independent authorities combating discrimination in employment

Date: 26-27 May 2011

Venue: Strasbourg – Council of Europe, Agora Building

Organised by: the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the Council of Europe

Participants: representatives of member States’ independent authorities (national Specialised Bodies) combating racism and discrimination on grounds of ethnic origin, colour, citizenship, religion and language, members of ECRI, representatives of national Ombudspersons, NGOs and international organisations, as well as national experts.

Topics: Participants will examine racism and discrimination in employment based on grounds of ethnic origin, colour, citizenship, religion and language. The seminar’s specific objectives will be the following:

  • to explore the latest legislative developments at national and European level and the lacunae of the normative framework in the field;
  • to identify any problems of implementation of the corresponding standards;
  • to allow national Specialised Bodies to share their relevant experience and good practices.

The seminar will start on 26 May at 9.30 am and end on 27 May 2011 at 12.30 am.

Press contact : Stefano Valenti, Council of Europe, tel. +33 (0)3 90 21 43 28 ; E-mail

Link to the Programme

Link to the topics for discussion

List of participants

ECRI is a human rights body of the Council of Europe, composed of independent experts, which monitors problems of racism and intolerance, prepares reports and issues recommendations to member states. For more information on ECRI: