European Year of Equal Opportunities for All

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.

Promotional truck in Madrid.

Main working themesEdit

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 TranslationsEdit

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

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