The Anti-Discrimination Directives 2000/43 & 2000/78: Series of seminars for members of the judiciary - 3 EU

Start Date: Monday, November 19, 2012
End Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Category: EU Civil Law, Civil Law European Labour Law
Venue: Trier, Germany
Country: Academy of European Law (ERA)
Leading organisation: ERA-Academy of European Law
Cooperative Partner:
Language(s): English, Polish
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 50
Contact: Daniel Gärtner
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: +49 651 937 37 111

Course Description

ERA has organised every year since 2003 a series of seminars devoted to the two European anti-discrimination directives adopted Article 19 TFEU (ex Article 13 TEC). Directive 2000/43 prohibits all forms of discrimination based on race or ethnic origin in a number of areas. Directive 2000/78 prohibits all forms of discrimination in employment and occupation based on religion or convictions, handicap, age and sexual orientation.

Certain key subjects will be dealt with, such as the concepts of direct/indirect discrimination and harassment, the sharing of the burden of proof and the question of remedies and sanctions. Furthermore, the seminar will look into each of the different grounds, with special attention to the case-law of the European Court of Justice.

Interaction among participants will be encouraged through periods of discussion and working groups requiring their active participation.


Participation is free of charge and includes two nights of hotel accommodation + reimbursement of up to 450 euros travel costs.