The new open seminar is addressed to students following different disciplines as well as legal professionals, civil society representatives, social partners etc.
The seminar will examine how the foundational texts of the European Union as well as several EU Directives, as interpreted through the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU), conceptualise the prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of age and disability, in what areas of social and economic life these norms are applicable and how they work in practice. The seminar will introduce learners to the basic concepts, but will advance learning into the individual discrimination grounds of age and disability. The relevant concepts will be placed in the context of other international instruments that cover the same non-discrimination grounds. In the class discussion, we will also consider how these norms have been implemented in national legislation in various EU Member States and countries outside the EU.