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Roundtable on Equality Data


30 September 2021
09:30 – 15:40 CET
Virtual meeting
Moderator: Michaela Moua

09:30 - 09:45 CET

Welcome Address

Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for Equality

09:45 - 10:00 CET

Introduction – Equality data: debunking the myths

Michael O'Flaherty, Director of the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)

Looking back: How data help building successful gender policies

Carlien Scheele, Director of the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)

10:00 - 10:05 CET

Reality bite: No data, no policies

Dan Christian Ghattas, Executive Director of Organisation Intersex International Europe (OII Europe)

10:05 - 10:50 CET

High-Level Discussion: WE NEED EQUALITY DATA

This panel discussion will allow decision makers to express their need for equality data in order to efficiently draft, implement and monitor equality policies

10:50 - 11:05 CET

Coffee break

11:05 - 11:10 CET

Reality bite: Equality data: How we got started

Els Keytsman, Director of Unia

11:10 - 12:20 CET


This discussion will focus on the feasibility of collecting and using equality data despite the legal framework(s) and in full respect of it. Some concrete good practices from France and Slovakia will feed into the discussion.

12:20 - 13:30 CET

Lunch Break

13:30 - 13:35 CET

Reality bite: Making anti-muslim hatred visible through data

Dunia Khalil

13:35 - 14:25 CET

Introduction – Working together to advance equality data

Irena Moozova, Director for Equality, DG Justice and Consumers, European Commission

Presentation of the Guidelines on improving the collection and use of equality data

Iris Elliott, Head of Policy and Research at the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and member of the European subgroup on Equality data


This discussion will aim at gathering good practices at the national and international level

14:25 - 14:40 CET

Coffee break

14:40 - 14:45 CET

Reality bite: Afro Census′ in Germany: Black lives count

Daniel Gyamerah, Chairman at Each One Teach One (EOTO) and Division Lead Citizens For Europe (CFE)

14:45 - 15:30 CET

Presentation of the new the guidance note on the collection of equality data based on ethnic and racial origin and case-study on Roma data

  • Rossalina Latcheva, Programme manager Fair & Equal Societies at FRA, member of the subgroup on equality data
  • Ursula Till-Tentschert, Deputy Head of Unit Technical Assistance & Capacity Building at FRA, member of the Roma Working Party

Panel discussion: Zoom-in on equality data based on ethnic and racial origin

15:30 - 15:45 CET

Wrap up and closure

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