November 5, 2019

Quo vadis EU equality legislation – Equinet addressing the EU Council of Ministers

Luxembourg, 24 October 2019. Equinet addresses the EU’s Council of Ministers responsible for employment and social policies for the first time, providing inputs to their discussions on EU equality legislation.
July 8, 2019

Why will European Equality Bodies be represented at the UN High Level Political Forum?

New York, 8 July 2019. It has been four years since the U.N. released the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an ambitious plan for global change divided in 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Every year, the progress made by governments to achieve the SDGs is closely monitored at the UN High Level Political Forum
November 28, 2019

Tackling Violence against Women and Gender-Based Violence: Equality Bodies’ Contribution

This Equinet Paper looks at the legal frameworks governing the issue of violence against women, and how equality bodies can contribute to and best engage with these frameworks. It gathers examples of good practice by equality bodies, focusing on: promotional activities, surveys, recommendations, trainings and cooperation. It also highlights cases from equality bodies dealing with gender-based harassment, violence and hate speech.
November 12, 2019

Equinet speaking in the Council of the EU

Last week, Deputy Director Tamás Kádár represented Equinet at two Council of the EU meetings working on Fundamental Rights. Independent governmental bodies for the promotion & […]
November 8, 2019

Two years after #MeToo, what next? Equality bodies combatting sexual harassment at work

Equinet and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights organised a roundtable and conference on #AfterMeToo and the role and potential of equality bodies designing and implementing policies to eradicate sexual harassment.
November 5, 2019

Equinet Working Group Moderators

Equinet Working Groups Much of Equinet’s work takes place in thematic working groups, which bring together expert staff from equality bodies across Europe to share experience […]
October 31, 2019

Safer Spaces Policy for Equinet Events

October 28, 2019

Equinet General Assembly votes at AGM 2019

On 23 October, representatives of European equality bodies met in Brussels to adopt the 2020 Workplan, extend our membership and elect a new Executive Board. Workplan […]
August 9, 2019

Call for Proposals: Evaluation

Do you have experience in providing evaluations of European Networks in order for them to improve their functioning and identify how they are doing in achieving […]
July 25, 2019

Equality Bodies countering Ethnic Profiling

Equinet's Factsheet and Compendium of Promising Practices highlight the necessity to end ethnic profiling by law enforcement in Europe and the essential role of equality bodies in combatting this ineffective practice and promoting fair policing.
July 18, 2019
Tamás Kádár speaking into a microphone

The legal standing of equality bodies

In this article for the European equality law review 2019/1, Equinet's Deputy Director Tamás Kádár analyses the legal standing of equality bodies with a particular focus on Belgium, Romania and Sweden. The article explores different forms of legal standing as well as the different ways in which equality bodies have used their standing to ensure effective enforcement of the EU non-discrimination directives