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European Equality Law Network

European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination

2020 Seminar – Keynote speech by Nils Muižnieks (Amnesty International), Age discrimination outside employment, Indirect sex discrimination in employment, Algorithmic discrimination, the gendered impact of COVID-19 in the EU and more

The annual legal seminar of the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination (EELN) was an online seminar this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It took place on Thursday 3 December 2020. Notwithstanding the greatly missed personal contact, fringe talks and get-togethers, the seminar was a very interesting and much appreciated event. As usual, it brought together almost 200 representatives of the European Commission, EU Member State governments, equality bodies, EU umbrella organisations, academics from across Europe and members of the network itself.

More information on the welcome and introduction part of this online legal seminar can be found here:

Welcome on behalf of the European Commission by Karen Vandekerckhove

Video message from the Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli

Keynote speech from Nils Muižnieks director for the Europe regional office Amnesty International

The workshops at this year’s seminar covered the following topics, mostly inspired by reports and other publications by the network in 2020:

Update on European case law by Colm O’Cinneide

Age discrimination outside the employment field by Elaine Dewhurst and Nena Georgantzi

Sexual orientation discrimination outside the labour market by Peter Dunne

Indirect sex discrimination in employment by Jule Mulder

Algorithmic discrimination by Janneke Gerards and Rapaële Xenidis

The gendered impact of COVID-19 by Alexandra Timmer and Birte Böök

 

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