External Publications

November 28, 2018

Guidance note on the practical application of Council Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia

28 November 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the EU Framework on combating racism & xenophobia. On the occasion of its 10-year anniversary, a guidance note on the practical application of the EU Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia has been adopted by the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance.
November 28, 2018
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International Day to End violence against Women

25 November 2018 was the International Day to End Violence against Women. Ahead of this day, numerous statements, initiatives and campaigns were launched by European institutions and organistions as well as civil society organisations. To emphasize the work of equality bodies on this particular topic, Equinet launched a social media campaign which will be ungoing during the international ''16 Days of Activism'' campaign, starting on 25 November. Different posts will highlight good practices on combating violence against women from various equality bodies. Find more information about the Equinet campaign here.
November 28, 2018
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Launching of FRA’s Being Black in the EU report

On 28 November 2018, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) launched a report on ''Being Black in Europe''. The report draws on findings from FRA’s second EU minorities and discrimination survey (EU-MIDIS II). The findings of the new report indicate how black people regularly experience racial discrimination, racist crime, racial profiling and social exclusion.
October 26, 2018

IGLYO, OII Europe and EPA launch intersex toolkit for parents

On the occasion of this year’s Intersex Awareness Day, IGLYO is proud to launch “Supporting your intersex child”, a toolkit for parents, carers, relatives and siblings of intersex children, written in collaboration with OII Europe and the European Parents’ Association (EPA).
October 23, 2018

Applying the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in law and policymaking at national level

As a very modern human rights catalogue containing many rights not found in established bills of rights, the Charter indeed looks good on paper. Those familiar with the main principles of EU law can usually quickly recite that the Charter is always binding on the EU, and binding on Member States only when they are "implementing EU law". But what does this often-quoted language from Article 51 of the Charter actually mean?
October 15, 2018

Toolkit: Women of Colour in the Workplace

This toolkit aims to challenge dominant diversity management practices to move beyond gender as a singular category and shift toward an intersectional approach to diversity management. It is part of a wider body of work produced by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) exploring racism, discrimination and exclusion as experienced by women of colour through an intersectional lens.
October 12, 2018

LGBTQI networks submit report to the Council of Europe on protecting human rights in Europe

In 2018 the Council of Europe is measuring the progress that European countries have made in advancing equality for LGBTQI people. This is the second time this process is happening after the recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 was adopted 8 years ago. The recommendation established important standards about how discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) should be fought. Transgender Europe (TGEU) welcomes this second review on the recommendations, and looks forward to continued political commitment to LGBTQI equality from the Council of Europe.
October 4, 2018

Counter-Islamophobia Kit

The Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies of the University of Leeds has been running a 2-year project which aimed to critically review dominant anti-Muslim narratives, and also compare the use and efficacy of prevailing counter-narratives to Islamophobia in eight European Union member states (France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Portugal, Greece and the UK). Findings based on normative patterns of Islamophobia and effective counter-narratives to anti-Muslim hatred in each case have informed the production of a transferable ‘Counter-Islamophobia Kit’ (CIK), which aims to detail best-practice in countering anti-Muslim hate across the continent. The key messages contained within the CIK are aimed at policy makers, professionals and practitioners from across the EU.
October 3, 2018

New ECRI reports on Portugal and Moldova

On 2 October 2018, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) presented two new monitoring reports on the Republic of Moldova and Portugal. In both reports, ECRI analyse recent developments and outstanding issues and provide recommendations to the respective authorities.