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Rethinking EU Equality Law - Exploring the Alternatives

Location: University of Warwick Brussels Office, Avenue d'Auderghem 22-28, Brussels

Date and Time: Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 9:00-13:15 (followed by a networking lunch)

“Exploring the Alternatives” is the second of two seminars organised within the project Rethinking EU Equality Law: Towards a More Coherent and Sustainable Regime, coordinated by Ania Zbyszewska (Warwick Law School) and Sara Benedi Lahuerta (Southampton Law School). The project seeks to develop practical and realizable proposals for improving EU equality law (especially in the context of employment) and to encourage broader support campaigns that can build momentum to persuade policymakers to implement the proposed policy changes. This second seminar will be a forum to discuss specific policy proposals for adapting the current legislative and policy framework, to improve their feasibility and encourage their adoption. We will focus on three sets of issues:

1) Protection against gender identity discrimination

2) Religion (duty to accommodate)

3) Relationship between working time, work-family reconciliation and gender equality

The speakers will be representatives of the European Commission and European Parliament, a wide range of NGOs, law practitioners, and a number of academics with expertise in the subject matter.

RETHINKING EU EQUALITY LAW is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Accounts (ESRC IAA) at Southampton and Warwick, Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study, the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), the University of Warwick Brussels Office, and Centre for Law, Policy and Society (CLPS) from University of Southampton Law School.

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