Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism
The Centre is a public institution that aims to promote equal opportunities and that fights any type of exclusion, restriction or preferential treatment based on legally stipulated criteria.The Centre also oversees the respect of the fundamental rights of foreign nationals and observes the nature and scope of migration flows. Furthermore the Centre stimulaties the fight against human trafficking.
The Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism presents his 2011 Annual Activity Report.
This Annual Report provides an overview of the activities, actions and publications of the past year, as well as a description of the objectives, structure and organisation of the Centre.
In preparation of a meeting with the State Secretary for Social Affairs, Families and Disabled Persons as well as the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Justice, the Centre would like to question the manner in which the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is envisaged by the European Union.
According to the wording of the law: "The Centre's task is to promote equality of opportunity and to combat all forms of discrimination, exclusion, restriction or preferential treatment based on: a so-called race, skin colour, descent, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, birth, wealth, age, religion or ideology, present or future state of health, disability or physical characteristics"
"The Centre also has the task of ensuring respect for the basic rights of foreigners and informing the authorities about the nature and scale of migration flows. It also has the duty of promoting consultation and dialogue between all governmental and private players involved in the reception and integration of immigrants. In addition, the Centre has the task of promoting the struggle against human trafficking (and smuggling)".