September 29, 2021
Blog Post: Call for Joint Action Exposing and tackling ageism together.

Call for Joint Action: Exposing and tackling ageism together

Background 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 […]
May 10, 2021

Why we need to REVEAL – Views on Racism & Data Collection in Europe

Equality Bodies accord high priority in their work to seeking improvement in the situation and experience of Roma and Travellers. They share a particular concern at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Roma and Travellers and how inequality and disadvantage have left these communities ill-equipped to protect themselves from the pandemic.
April 29, 2021
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Equality has no age limit: young people deserve better!

Equality Bodies accord high priority in their work to seeking improvement in the situation and experience of Roma and Travellers. They share a particular concern at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Roma and Travellers and how inequality and disadvantage have left these communities ill-equipped to protect themselves from the pandemic.
April 9, 2021

David against Goliath: Why the Institute for the Equality of Women and Men filed a criminal complaint against Twitter

Warning: this blog article mentions instances of sexual violence which could be triggering or disturbing for some readers.   The Institute for the Equality of Women and Men, the […]
March 19, 2021

Towards stronger equality bodies for an equal Europe?

Equality Bodies accord high priority in their work to seeking improvement in the situation and experience of Roma and Travellers. They share a particular concern at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Roma and Travellers and how inequality and disadvantage have left these communities ill-equipped to protect themselves from the pandemic.
January 28, 2021

Historic, Ambitious and A Great Signal for Equality Bodies: Discussing the first-ever EU LGBTIQ Strategy

On 11 November 2020, the European Commission adopted the first-ever LGBTIQ Strategy. Following the List of Actions for Advancing LGBTI Equality (2015-19), the Strategy is a long-awaited document which holds a stronger political value.  This […]
January 13, 2021

Combating “Anti-LGBT” resolutions in Poland: Stories from behind the scenes

On 27 March 2019 a municipality in Poland (Świdnik) adopted a declaration to be free from a so-called “LGBT ideology”. The document, mostly chaotic and to […]
November 26, 2020

Finnish Supreme Court bans Nordic neo-Nazi organization

The long-awaited ruling, referring to the European Convention on Human Rights and the UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights, states that trying to establish a […]
October 1, 2020

How COVID-19 is compounding inequalities against older persons

In the aftermath of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic we need to look at how decisions were made, we need to draw lessons, and to ensure that in future crises, rights are equally respected regardless of age. Read AGE Platform Europe's take on how older people were affected during Covid and what we can do to tackle ageism in the future.
October 19, 2021
Equinet Communication Strategies & Practices Working Group. Persuasive Writing 101 & Tackling Hate Speech Training. 1-2 December 2021 Brussels, Belgium

Training: Persuasive Writing 101 & Tackling Online Hate Speech

This training aims at equipping equality bodies to persuade their target audiences of the importance of equality in general, and to address hot and often contested […]
October 18, 2021

Conference: Promoting equality mainstreaming in policymaking

This online conference will create an opportunity for national equality bodies to discuss with relevant actors on how they can cooperate and better promote equality mainstreaming […]
September 29, 2021

Evidence-based equality: Collection and use of complaints data

Collecting data as a priority In a European Union built on equality as a founding value, the lack of comparable and regular data collection on equality […]
September 27, 2021

Call for Proposals: Strategic Planning & Evaluation

Equinet is currently seeking a consultant (firm or individual) to assist its Executive Board and Secretariat in assessing the current state and functioning of the Network and supporting the development of a new Strategic Plan in line with […]
September 23, 2021
Building Equal Cities: Promoting Equality and Addressing Discrimination at the Local Level. 25-26 October 2021

Building Equal Cities: Promoting Equality and Addressing Discrimination at the Local Level

Building Equal Cities: An Equinet Conference on Promoting Equality and Addressing Discrimination at the Local Level Date: 25 – 26 October, 2021 Time: 10:00-12:15 CET Registrations […]
September 13, 2021

Time to step up our engagement with youth

To advocate for their rights to be protected, respected and fulfilled, it is crucial that young people are provided with a better understanding of equality and […]
September 10, 2021
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Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 – Promoting Equality

About the Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 The Fundamental Rights Forum 2021 will take place in a hybrid form on 11-12 October. All sessions will be live-streamed, […]
August 31, 2021
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Filling the gaps in Equality Legislation in the EU Member States: Online Discussion

Date: 7 September 2021 Time: 10.00-13.00 CET ARDI ( European Parliament Anti-racism and Diversity Intergroup), the Spanish Alliance for an Equal Treatment Law, Fundacion de Secretariado Gitano […]
July 27, 2021
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The European Commission launches a new initiative on binding standards for Equality Bodies

Following the EU Anti-racism Action Plan and the LGBTIQ+ and Roma Equality Strategies, in which the Commission raised the possibility of proposing EU-level legislation to strengthen […]