EQUAL is a Community Initiative co-financed by the European Union 2000-2006.EQUAL seeks to identify
and address fundamental forms of discrimination and inequality in the labour market.Working through
Development Partnerships which operate at a geographic or sectorial basis, EQUAL seeks to inform national
and European policy and practice particularly as regards the National Employment Action Plan (NAPS) and the European Employment Strategy (EES)
Building Europe, and developing common European solutions to common European problems,means co-operating
with people organisations and institutions in other Member States, learning from each other and together
developing new activities, practices and systems.This is why transnationality is such a vital component of
the EQUAL initiative.