March 19, 2019

Equality Bodies and Equinet – Promoting Equality in Europe

Equinet Brochure updated! What are equality bodies? Why do we need them? What challenges do they face? This brochure aims to raise awareness about the role of […]
March 19, 2019
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How are Equality Bodies fighting Discrimination on the Ground of Age?

Discrimination on the ground of age is widespread in European societies and it can affect people at all stages of life, in employment as well as […]
February 21, 2019

Equinet Highlights 2017

Over the past ten years, the Equinet Network has been working hard to strengthen the vital work of equality bodies as equality champions, and provide a […]
February 20, 2019

Enhancing the impact of equality bodies and ombudsperson offices: making links

This Equinet perspective has been prepared to explore the links between equality bodies and ombudsperson offices. These links encompass: Working relationships between two separate bodies; and […]
February 20, 2019

Equinet welcomes standards adopted by the European Commission for the independence and effectiveness of equality bodies

January 8, 2019
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Extending the Agenda. Equality Bodies addressing Hate Speech

Hate speech and hate crime are growing and damaging phenomena across Europe. This is recognised in the work of the European Commission and of the Council of Europe. European standards for equality bodies recommend that their mandate be extended to include hate speech. Few equality bodies have an explicit mandate on hate speech, many have, however, interpreted their mandate to include hate speech. This situation can leave them lacking the competences and resources required to make an impact.
December 19, 2018

Equality in the Classroom: Equality Bodies and Gender Equality in Education

This Equinet report has been prepared by the Gender Equality Working Group with the aim to help equality bodies and other institutions to better understand the […]
November 16, 2018

Equinet adopts new Strategic Plan and annual Work Plan, expands the network further

On 7 November 2018, the General Assembly of Equinet Members met in Brussels for the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year’s AGM was highlighted by the adoption of Equinet's Strategic Plan for 2019-2022 and 2019 Work Plan, as well as by the expansion of the Network to three new members.
October 29, 2018
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Equinet contribution to Ageing Equal campaign

On 1 October 2018, the International Day of Older Persons, a 70 day-campaign on Ageing was launched by AGE Platform Europe together with the support of partner organisations. Equinet contributed to the campaign by writing an article authored by Tamás Kádár, our Head of Legal and Policy team, focusing on intergenerational solidarity and how ageism is experienced by both young and old people.