EquiTech – improving response to risks of discrimination, bias and intolerance in automated decision-making systems to promote equality

Duration : 1 May, 2024 – 30 April, 2026

The general objective of the EquiTech project is to enhance the capacity of public authorities and their co-operation partners in Estonia and Lithuania in addressing risks of discrimination and bias in public sector ADM (automated decision-making) systems.

The EquiTech project’s main focus will be to develop a comprehensive set of support tools and materials that will assist civil officials and their co-operation partners to develop and deploy AI and other IT systems in a manner that ensures fairness and compliance with the legal framework on discrimination. This also includes mapping of risks and solutions in existing systems, developing guidelines as well as carrying out training to increase awareness and competence among public authorities, developers and other relevant parties to support the fight against discrimination.

Partners: Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of Lithuania, Office of Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner of Estonia, Tallinn University of Technology, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications in Estonia, Ministry of Justice in Estonia.

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The project is co-funded by the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) Programme of the European Union (2023)