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21 March 2018
Question for written answer P-001725-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Janusz Zemke (S&D)

 Subject:  Written question on discrimination against non-believers in access to education
 Answer in writing 

A constituent who believes that he has been discriminated against on the basis of his beliefs asked me to bring his case to the Commission’s attention.

He had enrolled at the College of Social and Media Culture in Toruń as part of the ‘Media informatics — your chance at success!’ initiative (POWR.03.01.00-00-N192/16). These studies are co-financed from funds of the ESF Operational Programme ‘Knowledge, education, development 2014-2020’. Unfortunately, the constituent was not admitted to this popular Polish university since he could not provide the necessary certificate from a local parish priest attesting to his religious commitment. As a non-believer, he could not obtain such a certificate for obvious reasons.

In this connection, may a document confirming a candidate’s religious convictions be a prerequisite for admission to a university co-financed by EU funds?

Original language of question: PL 
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