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The EOC Promotes Equal Opportunities through Funding Programme of Research Projects

04/05/2017

The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has been promoting equal opportunities through its Funding Programme of Research Projects (the Funding Programme). Following the success of the first round of the Funding Programme in 2013/14, the EOC is launching the second round in 2017/18 to encourage eligible academics and organisations with inspiring ideas to undertake innovative research projects.

The Funding Programme 2017/18 is now open for application. The funded research projects would work towards eliminating discrimination on the grounds of sex, disability, family status and race, as well as promoting the principles of the four anti-discrimination ordinances. The EOC also welcomes research proposals focusing on various aspects of the Discrimination Law Review.

Applications received under the first batch of the Funding Programme 2017/18 are currently being processed. As for the second batch, preference will be given to those projects on one or some of the following priority areas listed in the EOC’s strategic work plan:

  • Pursue with the Government on the EOC’s Discrimination Law Review (DLR) and educate the public on the four anti-discrimination ordinances, including what the gaps are and gaining their support for the recommendations in the DLR and making their views known to the Government;
  • Advocate education and employment opportunities and access to public services for persons with disabilities;
  • Foster a friendly environment free from discrimination and harassment.

To be eligible, the applications should be submitted to the EOC on or before 5:00pm, 28 June 2017 (Wednesday).

Guide to application and application form can be obtained from the EOC’s website.

(http://www.eoc.org.hk > Policy, Research & Training > Funding Programme of Research Projects on Equal Opportunities)

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For enquiries about the application procedures, please call 2106 2255 and/ or email at prtdevent@eoc.org.hk.

For media enquiries, please contact Mr. Sam HO at 2106-2187 or Mr. Owen FUNG at 2106-2284.

4 May 2017
Equal Opportunities Commission

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