Expatica news

Policy to combat racism

3 July 2007

BRUSSELS – The Centre for Equal Opportunity and Fighting Racism (CGKR) is working with local authorities in the cities to draw up policy specifically aimed at combating discrimination against minority youth at nightclubs.

Doormen refusing to let people of minority background into nightclubs remains one of the most widespread forms of discrimination in Belgium. That is why the Centre has approached the city governments to agree on local codes of conduct for doormen.

An initial trial project in Louvain has been a success, says Johan Otte of the CGKR. Ghent too will soon have a specific anti-discriminatory door policy in place.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news