“Protection from discrimination” is an online conference organised in the framework of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It will focus on the fight against racial discrimination, xenophobia, antisemitism and anti-Gypsyism. It is framed by the important recent developments at the EU level, as well as other significant initiatives undertaken at the international and regional levels (e.g. UN Office High Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe, OSCE).

The Conference will be held on April 20th, in digital format and is the result of the collaboration between DGAE and DGPE, in partnership with the Programa Nunca Esquecer.

It is also part of a set of initiatives undertaken at EU level (e.g. EU Action Plan against Racism 2020-2025 and the organization of a Summit against Racism (March 19) and Council Declaration on Combating Anti-Semitism), as well as at regional and international level, particularly in the framework of the United Nations.

The conference is an opportunity to:

  • Promote and mobilize support to the initiatives undertaken by different stakeholders

working on these matters, including European Institutions, international organisations,

national and local authorities, and civil society organisations.

  • Provide an overview of existing policies and programms and identify main trends and

emerging concerns. Share good practices and enhance efforts to improve protection

from racial discrimination and related intolerance.

For more detailed information: Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union | EU2021PT (2021portugal.eu)

Background information and Draft Programme



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