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The rights of LGBTI people in the European Union

20-11-2020

The prohibition of discrimination and the protection of human rights are important elements of the EU legal order. Nevertheless, discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people persists throughout the EU and takes various forms, including verbal abuse and physical violence. Sexual orientation is now recognised in EU law as grounds of discrimination. However, the scope of the provisions dealing with this issue is limited and does not cover social protection, ...

The prohibition of discrimination and the protection of human rights are important elements of the EU legal order. Nevertheless, discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people persists throughout the EU and takes various forms, including verbal abuse and physical violence. Sexual orientation is now recognised in EU law as grounds of discrimination. However, the scope of the provisions dealing with this issue is limited and does not cover social protection, healthcare, education or access to goods and services, leaving LGBTI people particularly vulnerable in these areas. Moreover, EU competence does not extend to recognition of marital or family status. In this area, national regulations vary, with some Member States offering same-sex couples the right to marry, others allowing alternative forms of registration, and yet others not providing any legal status for same-sex couples. Same-sex couples may or may not have the right to adopt children and to access assisted reproduction. These divergent legal statuses have implications, for instance, for partners from two Member States with different standards who want to formalise/legalise their relationship, or for same-sex couples and their families wishing to move to another Member State. Combating discrimination has become part of EU internal and external policies, and is the subject of numerous resolutions of the European Parliament. However, action in this area remains problematic when it touches on issues pertaining to areas traditionally the preserve of Member States, such as marital status and family law. This is a further updated version of a briefing originally drafted by Piotr Bakowski. The previous edition was published in May 2019.

Renforcer les politiques d’intégration des Roms

06-07-2020

La Commission européenne a annoncé son intention d’adopter, d’ici la fin de l’année, un nouveau cadre politique de l’Union européenne pour lutter contre l’exclusion socio-économique et la discrimination à l’égard des personnes d’origine rom. Les recommandations détaillées du Parlement européen sont en cours d’élaboration. Dans l’intervalle, un débat et des déclarations du Conseil et de la Commission sont prévus pour la session plénière de juillet.

La Commission européenne a annoncé son intention d’adopter, d’ici la fin de l’année, un nouveau cadre politique de l’Union européenne pour lutter contre l’exclusion socio-économique et la discrimination à l’égard des personnes d’origine rom. Les recommandations détaillées du Parlement européen sont en cours d’élaboration. Dans l’intervalle, un débat et des déclarations du Conseil et de la Commission sont prévus pour la session plénière de juillet.

The social and employment situation of Roma communities in Slovakia

15-04-2020

Originally commissioned for a committee delegation which had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus measures, the full study has now been published to mark International Roma Day on 8 April 2020. It attempts to provide an overview of the situation of Roma communities in Slovakia, by first presenting key indicators on their employment and poverty levels, reviewing existing social and employment policies. Second, it discusses the situation of Roma children in education. Third, the paper presents achievements ...

Originally commissioned for a committee delegation which had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus measures, the full study has now been published to mark International Roma Day on 8 April 2020. It attempts to provide an overview of the situation of Roma communities in Slovakia, by first presenting key indicators on their employment and poverty levels, reviewing existing social and employment policies. Second, it discusses the situation of Roma children in education. Third, the paper presents achievements and lessons learned from the use of EU funds for marginalized communities and, finally, it reviews the work of other organisations (EFRA, Council of Europe, ERRC, and European Court of Auditors) in assessing the situation of Roma people in Slovakia.

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M. KAHANEC, L. KOVÁČOVÁ, Z. POLÁČKOVÁ, M. SEDLÁKOVÁ

Vers une nouvelle stratégie de l’Union en faveur de l’égalité entre les hommes et les femmes

05-02-2020

L’égalité parfaite entre les hommes et les femmes est loin d’être réalisée, ce qui a des répercussions sur la vie et les perspectives de vie des femmes, filles, garçons et hommes, les communautés dans lesquelles ils vivent et l’Union européenne dans son ensemble. La Commission européenne a inclus dans son programme de travail pour 2020 une proposition de nouvelle stratégie de l’UE en faveur de l’égalité entre les hommes et les femmes. Elle devrait faire une déclaration sur cette proposition lors ...

L’égalité parfaite entre les hommes et les femmes est loin d’être réalisée, ce qui a des répercussions sur la vie et les perspectives de vie des femmes, filles, garçons et hommes, les communautés dans lesquelles ils vivent et l’Union européenne dans son ensemble. La Commission européenne a inclus dans son programme de travail pour 2020 une proposition de nouvelle stratégie de l’UE en faveur de l’égalité entre les hommes et les femmes. Elle devrait faire une déclaration sur cette proposition lors de la session plénière du Parlement européen de février.

Equal pay for equal work: Binding pay transparency measures

15-01-2020

Pay transparency legislation facilitates effective application of the equal pay principle as it reveals potential gender bias in pay structures, and contributes to raising awareness about the gender pay gap. This paper identifies key concepts in the debate and maps out the state of play in Member States and at EU level.

Pay transparency legislation facilitates effective application of the equal pay principle as it reveals potential gender bias in pay structures, and contributes to raising awareness about the gender pay gap. This paper identifies key concepts in the debate and maps out the state of play in Member States and at EU level.

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Joanna Hofman, Madeleine Nightingale, Michaela Bruckmayer, Pedro Sanjuro

Commitments made at the hearing of Helena DALLI, Commissioner-designate - Equality

22-11-2019

The commissioner-designate, Helena Dalli, appeared before the European Parliament on 02 October 2019 to answer questions from MEPs in the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. During the hearing, she made a number of commitments which are highlighted in this document. These commitments refer to her portfolio, as described in the mission letter sent to her by Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect ...

The commissioner-designate, Helena Dalli, appeared before the European Parliament on 02 October 2019 to answer questions from MEPs in the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. During the hearing, she made a number of commitments which are highlighted in this document. These commitments refer to her portfolio, as described in the mission letter sent to her by Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission, including: - Fight against discrimination; - Rights of Persons with Disability; - European Gender Strategy; - Work–Life Balance Directive; - International Partnerships:Empowering women and girls; - Cooperating with the European Parliament and with other Commissioners.

Report on employment and social policies in the euro area

07-10-2019

At the beginning of the European Semester cycle, in November, the Council adopts euro-area recommendations and conclusions on the annual growth survey and the alert mechanism report. In advance of this the Employment and Social Affairs Committee, as of last year, prepares a report on employment and social policies in the euro area. This year's report puts great emphasis on the urgent need to address persistent inequalities across regions, generations and genders. It calls for social priorities to ...

At the beginning of the European Semester cycle, in November, the Council adopts euro-area recommendations and conclusions on the annual growth survey and the alert mechanism report. In advance of this the Employment and Social Affairs Committee, as of last year, prepares a report on employment and social policies in the euro area. This year's report puts great emphasis on the urgent need to address persistent inequalities across regions, generations and genders. It calls for social priorities to be placed on a par with economic ones and for the implementation rate of the country specific recommendations to be stepped up in the euro area and beyond. Parliament is due to debate the report during the October I plenary part-session.

A new directive on work-life balance

29-07-2019

Despite significant progress for some social groups in the area of work-life balance, there has been a general trend of decline since 2011, and progress amongst Member States has been uneven. This proposed directive (complemented with non-legislative measures) should lead to the repeal of the existing Framework Agreement on Parental Leave, made binding by Council Directive 2010/18/EU (the Parental Leave Directive). The new directive contains proposals for paternity, parental and carers' leave. Stakeholders ...

Despite significant progress for some social groups in the area of work-life balance, there has been a general trend of decline since 2011, and progress amongst Member States has been uneven. This proposed directive (complemented with non-legislative measures) should lead to the repeal of the existing Framework Agreement on Parental Leave, made binding by Council Directive 2010/18/EU (the Parental Leave Directive). The new directive contains proposals for paternity, parental and carers' leave. Stakeholders have been divided over the level of ambition of the proposed measures. Trilogue negotiations started in September 2018, and a provisional agreement among the three institutions was reached after the sixth trilogue meeting, in January 2019. The provisional agreement is less ambitious than the original Commission proposal and the Parliament’s position, which had, in some ways, gone further than the Commission. The text was approved by the Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee in February voted in plenary in April and adopted by the Council in June 2019. Member States have to transpose most of its provisions into national law by August 2022. Fourth edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.

Les politiques de l’Union – Au service des citoyens: Promouvoir l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes

28-06-2019

L’Union européenne, qui s’est engagée à éliminer les inégalités et à promouvoir l’égalité des genres «dans toutes ses activités», a accompli des progrès considérables au cours des dernières années. Néanmoins, la situation reste inégale dans l’Union et, ces derniers temps, les progrès ont ralenti, stagné, voire régressé dans certains domaines. Or, les avantages de l’égalité des genres pour les personnes, l’économie et la société dans son ensemble ont été clairement démontrés. Les enquêtes d’opinion ...

L’Union européenne, qui s’est engagée à éliminer les inégalités et à promouvoir l’égalité des genres «dans toutes ses activités», a accompli des progrès considérables au cours des dernières années. Néanmoins, la situation reste inégale dans l’Union et, ces derniers temps, les progrès ont ralenti, stagné, voire régressé dans certains domaines. Or, les avantages de l’égalité des genres pour les personnes, l’économie et la société dans son ensemble ont été clairement démontrés. Les enquêtes d’opinion publique montrent que, selon la grande majorité des Européens, promouvoir l’égalité des genres est important pour une société juste et démocratique, pour l’économie et pour eux à titre personnel, et qu’une part croissante des citoyens souhaiteraient que l’Union fasse davantage dans ce domaine. Les Européens attendent de l’Union qu’elle renforce son action politique à cet égard. Au cours de la dernière législature, dans le cadre d’un programme plus large concernant l’égalité des genres, les institutions de l’Union ont travaillé sur des propositions de nouveaux textes législatifs européens visant à améliorer l’équilibre entre vie professionnelle et vie privée ainsi qu’à lutter contre la violence envers les femmes. La promotion de l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes restera l’un des principaux défis à relever dans les années à venir. Les tendances démographiques, les progrès technologiques et les changements apportés à la manière dont nous travaillons ne sont que quelques-unes des questions dont il nous faudra prendre en considération les différentes incidences sur les femmes et sur les hommes. L’Union pourrait poursuivre son engagement dans ce domaine, par exemple, en améliorant la mise en œuvre et l’exécution de la législation existante, en agissant pour la moderniser, en comblant les lacunes en matière de protection et en résolvant les problèmes émergents, ainsi qu’en prenant des mesures non législatives, telles que la collecte et la surveillance de données, la sensibilisation et le soutien aux initiatives nationales et au niveau local. Pour ce faire, il conviendra, à tous les niveaux, d’afficher la volonté politique d’aborder ces questions à travers un large éventail de politiques et de mettre à disposition les institutions, outils et ressources nécessaires pour concrétiser cette détermination. Le présent document est une mise à jour d’un note plus ancienne, publiée avant les élections européennes 2019.

A governance framework for algorithmic accountability and transparency

04-04-2019

Transparency and accountability are both tools to promote fair algorithmic decisions by providing the foundations for obtaining recourse to meaningful explanation, correction, or ways to ascertain faults that could bring about compensatory processes. The study develops policy options for the governance of algorithmic transparency and accountability, based on an analysis of the social, technical and regulatory challenges posed by algorithmic systems. Based on an extensive review and analysis of existing ...

Transparency and accountability are both tools to promote fair algorithmic decisions by providing the foundations for obtaining recourse to meaningful explanation, correction, or ways to ascertain faults that could bring about compensatory processes. The study develops policy options for the governance of algorithmic transparency and accountability, based on an analysis of the social, technical and regulatory challenges posed by algorithmic systems. Based on an extensive review and analysis of existing proposals for governance of algorithmic systems, the authors propose a set of four policy options each of which addresses a different aspect of algorithmic transparency and accountability. 1. Awareness raising: education, watchdogs and whistleblowers. 2. Accountability in public sector use of algorithmic decision-making. 3. Regulatory oversight and Legal liability. 4. Global coordination for algorithmic governance.

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DG, EPRS

Evénements à venir

01-03-2021
Decarbonising European industry: hydrogen and other solutions (online event)
Atelier -
STOA
01-03-2021
Hearing on Transport of live animals in third countries
Audition -
ANIT
01-03-2021
Exchange of views with HR/VP Josep Borrell
Audition -
INGE

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