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Progress Towards Equality conference report

Progress Towards Equality was funded by the European Commission, through the European Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - Progress (2007 - 2013).

The project was the work of a broad consortium of advice sector organisations:

The Progress Towards Equality project ran from November 2007 to December 2008.

It aimed to develop anti-discrimination and human rights expertise, capacity and awareness among advisers and the general public through:

  • Bringing advice organisations together to exchange experience and identify local needs
  • Free national and regional conferences to help advisers recognise and deal with discrimination problems
  • A user-friendly website for the public:Is that discrimination
  • A range of public information materials including a flyer and magazines to inform people about their rights
  • Building an evidence base to inform national Equality Commissions, national governments, and national funders of legal advice.

The five conferences - in Belfast, Edinburgh, Cardiff, London and Manchester - aimed to identify and articulate these issues, as well as promote awareness and resources. Eleven key recommendations for policy makers, funders and advice givers were identified.

In the conference report you can read:

  • The key recommendations
  • What happened in the conferences, who came and what they thought
  • Outlines of the main debates and individual workshops

February 2009

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About 'Is that discrimination?'

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'Is that discrimination?' is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS 2007–2013. The information on these pages covers England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. For more information see About 'Is that discrimination?'.

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