2020 marks the 20th anniversary of two Equality Directives: the Racial Equality Directive (2000/43/EC) and the Employment Equality Directive (2000/78/EC) which are key European Union non-discrimination directives. Every five years, the European Commission (EC) reports to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on how these Directives are implemented in each Member State. For this reason, it consults Member states and civil society organizations to collect all the relevant information regarding good practices, failures, gaps, and challenges in their implementation. For this upcoming review, the considered period is from 2014 to 2020.
In June 2020, European Network Against Racism (ENAR) together with its members have decided to advocate on crucial priorities for the fight against racism in Europe and submit a collective contribution to the EC.
Accordingly, ENAR shared a survey with different questions to look at the achievements and challenges in the implementation of these Directives at the national level and organized an online meeting with interested members to discuss the contribution.
The Czech Helsinki Committee (CHC) alongside with other members actively participated in the online meeting and submitted its written input.
The final version of the report will be made by ENAR and will be submitted to the EC. The EC will submit its report to the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union this autumn.
Equality directives available at: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32000L0043