European Year of Equal Opportunities for All

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The European Year of Equal Opportunities for All was held in 2007. This designation was made on 31 May 2005 by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. It was part of a concerted effort to promote equality and non-discrimination in the European Union.

Main working themes[edit]

The four core themes of the European Year proposed by the European Commission were:

  • Rights – raising awareness of the right to equality and non-discrimination
  • Representation – stimulating a debate on ways to increase the participation of under-represented groups in society
  • Recognition – celebrating and accommodating diversity
  • Respect and tolerance – promoting a more cohesive society

Official Translations[edit]

  • in Dutch (Nederlands): 'Europees Jaar voor Gelijke Kansen voor Iedereen' (NL)
  • in German (Deutsch): 'Europäisches Jahr der Chancengleichheit' (DE)

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