Equinet Activities

February 21, 2019

Equinet Conference: Investing in Equality

Background Equality, together with respect for human dignity and for human rights, non-discrimination, tolerance, and gender equality, is a founding value of the European Union. One […]
February 21, 2019

Training: Engaging with the UNCRPD Committee and Disabled Persons’ Organisations

What is Article 33(2)? The 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities the Convention (hereafter “the Convention”) and its Optional Protocol are the […]
February 21, 2019

Not on Our Watch! Equality Bodies fighting Hate Speech

During the seminar, we looked at developing a common understanding of hate speech. Our first keynote speaker, Dr. Tarlach McGonagle, outlined the multiple levels of complexity […]
February 21, 2019

Seminar – Tackling discrimination and ensuring protection for carers in Europe

What is dismissal protection ? Unfair dismissal is when an employer terminates an employee’s employment for reasons that are not fair in law or in a […]
February 21, 2019

Equinet Seminar – Tackling Age Discrimination against Young People

Background Despite deepening inequalities of young people in relation to the right to education, high levels of unemployment, the wait for a first quality job and […]
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 21, 2019

EC Roadmap & Consultation on Standards for Equality Bodies

Problem the initiative aims to tackle In order to ensure the effective application of the EU’s equal treatment legislation in practice, the Racial Equality Directive (2000/43/EC) […]
February 21, 2019

8 April: International Roma Day

Equinet work on Roma An Equinet survey of its members in 2009 found that across the European Union, a high level of unequal treatment and exclusion […]
February 20, 2019

Conference on Poverty and Discrimination: Two sides of the same coin

Background Combating poverty is a key undertaking of the European Union in the field of economic and social rights. This is reflected not only in the […]