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Seminar 1: Setting the Scene


9:15-9:45 Registration

9:45-10:00 Opening

Session 1 Development of EU Equality Law: Aims, Obstacles, Milestones, Achievements

Chair: Ania Zbyszewska
Discussant: Jeremias Prassl

10:00 - 11:00

Colm O'Cinneide (UCL): ‘The evolution of EU equality law from a constitutional perspective’
Hubert de Verdelhan (CJEU): ‘The role of the CJEU in the development of EU equality legislation’

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break


Erica Howard (Middlessex): ‘The evolution of EU equality law since the insertion of Art. 13 EC: The new grounds - drivers & reasons for different levels of protection’
Nicole Busby (Strathclyde): ‘The evolution of gender equality and related employment policies: the case of work-family reconciliation’

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

Session 2 Towards More Coherence? Possibilities and Proposals
Chair: Sara Benedi-Lahuerta

13:30-15:00 Coherence in Practice and the Role of the EU Charter and Equality Bodies

Discussant: Mark Bell

Sjoerd Feenstra (EC): ‘Is more coherence required within EU equality law and across related policies? How do we get there?’
Sara Iglesias (CJEU): ‘More coherence through case law? Potential of the EU Charter’
Tamas Kadar (Equinet): ‘How can equality bodies contribute to achieve a more coherent legal and policy framework?’

15:00-15:15 Coffee break

15:15-16:45 The Future of EU Equality Law

Discussant: Eugenia Caracciolo di Torrella

Mark Bell (Trinity College): ‘The future evolution: focus on 2000 directives’ grounds’
Ann Numhauser-Henning (Lund): ‘The future evolution: focus on gender/working time’
Dagmar Schiek (QU Belfast): ‘How should EU equality law evolve to address intersectionality claims?’

16:45-17:00: Closing Remarks

Rethinking EU Equality Law: Towards a More Coherent And Sustainable Regime

- Setting the Scene -

Friday, 19 May 2017
9:30 - 17:00
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies University of London, London, UK

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