From 20 to 21 March, the EU High Level Group on Non-Discrimination, Equality and Diversity (HLG) will gather in Brussels to discuss recent developments at the EU and national level.
On 20 March, it will join two events organised by the European Parliament’s Anti- Racism and Diversity Intergroup as part of Roma week. One will be a session with EU Commissioner Vera Jourova and co-presidents of the Anti-Racism and Diversity, the LGBTI and the Disability Intergroup of the European Parliament on combatting racism and discrimination and a roundtable discussion on anti-Gypsyism.
On 21 March at the HLG, FRA will speak about guidelines on improving the collection and use of equality data, a compendium of practices on equality data and a diagnostic mapping tool. These were produced by the HLG’s Equality Data Subgroup. FRA will also report on the recent country visit of the subgroup to the UK.
The HLG will also discuss issues related to LGBTI people, including the Annual Report on the List of Actions to advance LGBTI equality, the rights of older people and the Commission Recommendation on standards for equality bodies.