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
November 3, 2021
Scales of justice with the Czech flag in the background

Statutory limits of the anti-discrimination protection before Czech courts

The Czech Public Defender of Rights has mapped anti-discrimination case law of courts in civil proceedings in the period from 2015 to 2019. Apart from statistical data, they have analysed in particular compensation for intangible damage and sharing of burden of proof.
September 29, 2021
Blog Post: Call for Joint Action Exposing and tackling ageism together.

Call for Joint Action: Exposing and tackling ageism together

Ahead of the International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) on 1 October, the call for an international legal instrument to promote and protect the rights and dignity of older persons is getting louder. The IDOP is an excellent opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older persons make to society, the harms of ageism – stereotyping, prejudice, and/or discrimination of individuals or groups based on their age –  and to raise awareness of the issues and challenges of ageing in today’s society.
September 6, 2022
Equinet Events 2022

Equinet Events 2022

Equinet has planned an ambitious programme of activities this year, to support equality body staff through peer support and learning, and to promote their voices to […]
September 5, 2022

Protected: Equinet 2022 annual general meeting (AGM)

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September 5, 2022

Workshop Series: Investing in Equality - A practical guide into EU funds

Series of 5 mini workshops taking place weekly between 21 September and 20 October. Four of them will take place online, and one of them will […]
September 5, 2022
October 11, 10 to 12:30 CET (online). Register by 5 October

Roundtable: Equality bodies’ role in implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights Action plan

This roundtable will take place online on 11 October, from 10:00 to 12:30 CET. It will bring together relevant equality bodies and national and European policymakers […]
August 24, 2022

Safer Spaces Policy for Equinet Events

August 18, 2022
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Training: Online presence of equality bodies

This in-person training was aimed at members of the Equinet Working Group on Communication Strategies and Practices and took place in Vienna, Austria on 29-30 June […]
July 18, 2022

Equinet leadership update: Chair of Executive Board retires, new Chair elected

In late June, Laurence Bond has announced his plan to retire in the Autumn as the Director of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) […]
July 6, 2022
Call for proposals

Call for trainers: Use of equality data by equality bodies in legal casework

Equinet invites experts to put forward their proposals to deliver a training on the use of equality data by equality bodies in legal casework. The training […]
June 27, 2022

Regulating for European AI that Protects and Advances Equality: Equinet Recommendations

The Equinet position paper paper Regulating for European AI that Protects and Advances Equality presents recommendations regarding the legislative proposal by the European Commission. It reflects the […]