Equinet is committed to providing a safe environment for its employees, members, and external partners/guests, free from harassment on any ground. Equinet operates a zero-tolerance policy for any form of harassment taking place during its events, treats all incidents respectfully, confidentially and seriously, and promptly react to all allegations of harassment. Read our Safer Spaces Policy for Equinet events here.
February 20, 2019
January 8, 2019
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
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 […]
December 7, 2018
There have been a range of important events taking place at in Brussels over the past few weeks, focusing on democracy in the EU, being black in Europe, legal developments at EU level and tackling discrimination against Muslims in the EU. Equinet was there, representing the expert voice of equality bodies to advance equality in Europe.
November 16, 2018
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
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.
October 24, 2018
Equinet and member equality bodies participated in the Fundamental Rights Agency's bi-annual Fundamental Rights Forum (FRF) in Vienna from 25-27 September 2018. The FRF is a unique space for dialogue on the pressing human rights challenges in the EU, and offers an opportunity to engage in new conversations and shape critical human rights agendas.
October 22, 2018
The OSCE high-level conference took place in Rome on 22 October and was an opportunity to discuss good practices related to addressing racism, xenophobia, gender, anti-Semitism and intolerance against Muslims, Christians and members of other religions, as well as challenges related to discriminatory practices, which continue to be a concern across the OSCE region. Tena Šimonović Einwalter, Equinet Chair, represented the Network on panel discussing ""Intolerance and discrimination, with a focus on discrimination based on religion or belief".
October 18, 2018
Why do stories matter? What is framing? And how can we create the right messages to talk to a given audience? ’Framing Equality: Communication Handbook for […]