December 7, 2022
Hands reaching for the stars

Towards a new gold standard for Equality Bodies – and equal societies?

Read Tamás Kádár's first reaction to the European Commission’s proposals for new Directives on standards for Equality Bodies
November 3, 2022

Dutch Childcare Allowance Scandal: The importance of investigation powers

What is the childcare allowance scandal? The kinderopvangtoeslag (childcare allowance) is a benefit provided by the Dutch state through a special department of the tax authority […]
August 5, 2022
Mariam Rechchad

Youth at the table: mainstreaming youth voices in policy-making

Mariam Rechchad shares her passion for Standards for Equality Bodies, and her experience at the European Commission's youth policy dialogue on “Equality Bodies that work for all us”.
June 7, 2022
Entertaining Equality: Why Not?

Entertaining Equality: Why Not?

Emotions for the general public I like series. No, wait. I love series. I love how they snuggled into our day-to-day lives silently through the years. […]
May 6, 2022
Lady Justice holding balance

… The one with the reasonable accommodation measures

The CJEU decided last February on the case HR Rail. This case focused on reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities and granted the Court yet another […]
April 29, 2022

Inclusion for the win: European Capitals of Inclusion & Diversity Award

What does it mean to live in Europe today?  While the answers are many and complex, our plurality and common experiences hint at a common purpose: […]
February 3, 2022

The European Year of Youth: How to rally champions for inclusion

By Equinet staff Is there light at the end of the tunnel? After campaigning for rails in 2021, the European Commission and Parliament designated 2022 as […]
January 17, 2022

The path to persuasion: “Be credible. Be clear. Be captivating”

On December 1-2, 2021, Equinet hosted a training to help communication experts from equality bodies countering hate speech on- as well as offline.  The training approached […]
November 29, 2021
sign showing a 'step free route' for wheelchair users

Accessibility of polling stations is at discretion of states, says European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights clarifies scope of positive obligations of national governments to ensure full accessibility to persons with disabilities
January 26, 2023

Funding & tender opportunities 2023

The European Commission has a number of funding and tender opportunities available for Equality Bodies, and we encourage you to apply based on your interests. Equality […]
January 22, 2023

Inclusive design in communication – Improving the accessibility of Equality Bodies’ outputs

Focused on building participants’ capacity on accessibility and easy-to-read, this training took place online on 17 and 19 January, with valuable input from the European Disability […]
January 18, 2023

Workshop: Equality Bodies contributing to National Roma Strategic Frameworks

This workshop will take place online on 27 February from 13:30 to 16:00 CET . It will bring together Equality Bodies’ staff, the European Commission, National Authorities, and […]
December 21, 2022

Investing in Equality - A practical guide into EU funds

In September and October 2022, Equinet hosted a series of five mini workshops on EU Fundings focusing on how Equality Bodies can ensure compliance of EU […]
December 20, 2022

Equality Bodies and the European Structural and Investment Funds Realising a Potential for Change

Equinet’s latest publication “Equality Bodies and the European Structural and Investment Funds Realising a Potential for Change” aims at supporting Equality Bodies in effectively engaging with European […]
December 13, 2022

Webinar Series: Equality Bodies building their capacity on psychosocial disabilities and mental health issues

This webinar series was organised in close collaboration with disabled persons’ organisations (DPOs), the European Disability Forum and Mental Health Europe. It took place online on […]
December 12, 2022

Seminar: Pay Transparency

On 29 and 30 November, Equinet hosted a seminar on Pay Transparency in Brussels. It brought together members of Equality Bodies to learn more about the […]
December 7, 2022
Many people standing together: men and women, parents, people with disabilities, people wearing head scarves, mixed race and ethnic origins...

Equinet welcomes proposals for new EU Directives on standards for Equality Bodies

The European Commission’s proposals for new Directives on standards for Equality Bodies are a major step for equality in Europe. Equinet and National Equality Bodies call on […]
December 5, 2022

Equality Planning: Purpose, Potential and Experience. Case Studies from the work of Equality Bodies

Equinet’s latest publication Equality Planning: Purpose, Potential and Experience. Case Studies from the work of Equality Bodies draws from the experience and expertise of Equality Bodies in […]