EP4U Debate on EU Equality Policy, December 2, Bratislava

Non-discrimination and protection of fundamental rights are among the key expectations from any European democratic state. The EU and its Member States are bound and guided by the Charter of Fundamental Rights that promotes, inter alia, equality before the law, non-discrimination, cultural, religious and linguistic diversity, and equality between women and men. In the current legislative term, the EP has held debates on taking forward the horizontal anti-discrimination directive, and many MEPs highlighted the gaps in protection against discrimination in the EU. But in a world where hate still dominated the political landscape, what can the EU do to improve things?

In the framework of the EP4U project, TEPSA teamed up with Michaela Dénešová from the Institute of European Studies and International Relations, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University in Bratislava, to organise a University Debate on the EU’s Equality Policy. The event took place on December 2 at 10:00 CET. Michaela Dénešová is a PhD candidate at the university, and will moderate the discussion between Robert Sermek, the Head of the European Parliament Office in Slovakia, Michal Šimečka MEP from the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament, and Youth Activist Zuzana Hozlárová.

The event took place in Slovakian. It will start with a presentation on EU Equality Policy “in a nutshell” before moving on to a panel discussion.

You can also join our event throughout the Conference on the Future of Europe platform.