In 2008 the Commission issued a proposal for a Council Directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. (COM (2008) 426)
Today, 27 January we mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in honour of the memory of the millions of victims - including Jews, Roma, homosexuals, and people with disabilities - that were annihilated by the Nazi regime. On 27 January 1945, the largest Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated.
This report draws on over a decade of research by the FRA and its predecessor, the European Union Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, to give an analysis of the progress and remaining obstacles in the application of the EU directive.
On 9 November 2011, FRA and Yad Vashem launched a new educational initiative: the Toolkit (beta) on the Holocaust and Human Rights Education in the EU. Three years ago, on 9 November 2008, marking 70 years since the Kristallnacht Pogrom, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and Yad Vashem initiated an educational project to create an online pedagogical tool - a Toolkit on the Holocaust and Human Rights Education.
27 January is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the universal commemoration day for the millions of innocent victims of the Shoah: Jews, Roma, homosexuals and others who were systematically murdered by the Nazis.