Equality Policy Papers

Equality coverAs part of our contribution to the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All (2007), Congress commissioned a number of policy papers to contribute to a national debate on equality and to help generate ideas for new policy initiatives.

A summary paper which will highlight the main ideas emerging from the papers will be published at our biennial delegate conference on 8th July in Tralee.

Click here to download the publication.


Renee and Mary MaherMary Maher (NUJ delegate) and Renee Dempsey, CEO of the Equality Authority at the launch of the Equality policy paper at Congress BDC, Tralee, July 2009. (pic Seamus Dooley)




jauneThis publication is supported by the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities of the European Commission.

Its funding is provided under the European Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity, PROGRESS (2007-2013). This programme was established to financially support the implementation of the objectives of the European Union in the employment and social affairs area, as set out in the Social Agenda, and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Lisbon Strategy goals in these fields.

The seven-year programme targets all stakeholders who can help shape the development of appropriate and effective employment and social legislation and policies across the EU-27, EFTA-EEA and EU candidate and pre-candidate countries.

PROGRESS mission is to strengthen the EU contribution in support of Member States' commitments and efforts to create more and better jobs and to build a more cohesive society. To that effect, PROGRESS will be instrumental in:

  • providing analysis and policy advice on PROGRESS policy areas;
  • monitoring and reporting on the implementation of EU legislation and policies in PROGRESS policy areas;
  • promoting policy transfer, learning and support among Member States on EU objectives and priorities; and
  • relaying the views of the stakeholders and the society at large.

For more information see: http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/progress.

The information contained in this publication does not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the European Commission.