Feasibility study to standardise national
legislation on gender violence and violence against children.
1 January 2010 -
We signed a contract with the European Commission for a nine month study
covering the 27 EU Member States.
Study on Equality Bodies.
7 December 2009 -
The European Commission signed a contract with us to assess the level of
compliance of national legislation and practice with the Directives in the field
of setting up Equality Bodies.
Mapping anti-discrimination framework in Turkey
and the Western Balkans.
29 October 2009 -
The European Commission informed us that our proposal for a study, covering
Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, The former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. was selected for an 18 month'
Network of socio-economic experts in the
17 December 2008 -Human
European Consultancy has been contracted by the European Commission to
established a network of socio-economic experts in the field of
Academic Network of European Disability experts
19 December 2007 - The European Commission signed the contract foe a new
network we will manage for the coming 4 years. The network will support the
policy development by EU National governments and the European Commission.
Contracts European Fundamental Rights Agency signed
5 December 2007 - Our tender for the provision of
reports and studies on legal issues concerning the promotion and protection of
fundamental rights in the European Union was very successful. From the 24
countries for which we did submit a tender proposal we ended first ranking for
20 of them (plus one for the international level).
Selected for follow-up non-discrimination network
14 November 2007 -
Following a new tender we have been selected for a new contract to manage the
European Network of Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field, covering 4
Anti-discrimination and Diversity Training
3 November 2006 -
The European Commission informed us we we have been selected for the award of a
contract for a training project covering 31 European countries.
Evaluations EIDHR published
1 March 2006 -
We have published two evaluations, carried out on the programme of the European
Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR): on 'Training on Civilian
Aspects of Crisis Management'and on 'Programa Andino de derechos humanes y
democracia'. See EIDHR publications.
25 Januari 2006 - Piet Leunis, director of human european consultancy,
has started to publish a weblog at
Mapping study on existing national legislative
8 December 2005 - human
european consultancy, in partnership with the Migration
Policy Group, has been selected by the European Commission to carry out a study
on national measures to combat discrimination in fields where Community
legislation has not been introduced. The study will also look at the application
and impact of existing anti-discrimination legislation.
The study will cover the 25 EU member states, Romania,
Bulgaria, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Training manual capacity building NGOs dealing with
30 November 2005 - The project 'Capacity building NGOs
dealing with anti-discrimination' has been
finalised and a mapping of the situation of NGOs and the training manual
developed in through this programme is available on our
Evaluation EIDHR Fight against racism, xenophobia and
9 October 2005 - In a consortium with DIHR and HOM human
european consultancy has carried out an evaluation on
projects, funded by the European Commission to fight against racism, xenophobia
and discrimination. The report is available on our
EIDHR publication page.
Studies on the implementation of Labour Law
28 September 2005 - human
european consultancy did sign a contract with the
European Commission to carry out, in partnership with the Middlesex University
Business School, studies assessing the situation as regards the incorporation of
6 specific labour law directives into the national law of the Member states.
First issue European Anti-discrimination Law Review
April 2005 - The European Network of Legal Experts in the
Non-Discrimination Field, managed by human
european consultancy in partnership with the Migration
Policy Group did publish the
first issue of a bi-annual law review to alert policy makers, legal
practitioners and NGOs to developments in the different member states.
Evaluation assignment Council of Europe for
15 December 2004 - human
european consultancy was selected by the Council of
Europe to carry out an evaluation of three European Commission/Council of Europe
Joint Programmes, which were implemented in the Russian Federation since 2001.
Capacity building civil society dealing with
24 November 2004 - human
european consultancy signed a contract with the European
Commission for developing
a training programme to support civil society in the new member states, Romania,
Bulgaria and Turkey in building capacity and improving NGOs knowledge on EU
policies and civil societies role related to the anti-discrimination directives
and its national implementation.
Change of name
1 October 2004 - MEDE European Consultancy changed its name to human
Three year project to support the NGO sector in
Slovenia comes to an end
18 June - A project funded by the Social Transformation Programme Central
and Eastern Europe (Matra) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs was
finalised in May 2004. With a government strategy for cooperation with
non-governmental organisations the basis for a structures and institutionalised
dialogue has been provided. The final report with recommendations to ensure
sustainability can be downloaded from the
Establishment of European Network of Legal Experts in the
17 May 2004 - The European Commission has selected MEDE European Consultancy
in partnership with the Migration Policy Group to establish and manage a network
of independent experts to provide the Commission with information and advice on
the implementation and application of the article 13 anti-discrimination
Directives in all 25 EU member states. Information on the tasks and experts of
the network can be found here.
From development of human rights to managing human rights
12 January 2004 - The Secretary General of the UN
reports on the Advisory Services and Technical Cooperation in the field of
Human Rights to the Commission on Human Rights, referring to and making use of
the recommendations from the reports from the Global Review.
29 September 2003 - The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human
Rights (OHCHR) has published the synthesis report, produced by a partnership of
the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) and MEDE European Consultancy,
on the 'Global review of the OHCHR Technical Cooperation Programme' on its
website. See our
projects section for background.
Equality, diversity and enlargement
3 October 2003 - The European Commission has issued a press release 'Anti-discrimination
rules must be in place before accession'.
announcing the publication of a study coordinated by MEDE European Consultancy
in partnership with the Migration Policy Group. The study looked at measures
taken by the 13 candidate countries to combat discrimination on the grounds of
racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief. disability, age and sexual
orientation. See our publications section to
download this report.