Report on the activity of the Equal Treatment Authority in 2016

In the interest of raising the level of protection against discrimination, the Equal Treatment Authority (Egyenlő Bánásmód Hatóság in Hungarian, hereinafter referred to as the Authority or EBH, following the Hungarian abbreviation) sought to become active beyond its core responsibility of handling individual and third-party discrimination complaints, and thus in 2016 it explored further opportunities to improve the implementation of its mandate by providing a broader range of assistance, cooperating with partners and informing the public.