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.
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 […]
June 16, 2022
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Domestic and Care Workers in Europe: An Intersectional Issue

Our new report ‘Domestic and Care Workers in Europe: An Intersectional Issue’ showcases the diverse reality of domestic and care workers in Europe as a gender […]
June 1, 2022

Highlights of Equinet work in 2021

The Equinet Highlights 2021 gives a short overview of what went on during one of the busiest years of Equinet to date. What are the Highlights? […]
May 17, 2022
Call for proposals

Call for drafting: Report on climate change policies in the EU – exploring the role and potential of equality bodies

Equinet is seeking an expert on climate change policies in the EU to develop an Equinet report to the equality dimensions of the EU Green Deal […]
April 29, 2022

How can positive action fight structural discrimination in Europe?

Our new report ‘Exploring positive action as a means to fight structural discrimination in Europe’ explains the importance of positive action measures, and how they can […]
March 22, 2022
Expanding the List of Protected Grounds withing Anti-Discrimination Law in the EU

Expanding the List of Protected Grounds within Anti-Discrimination Law in the EU: An Equinet Report

Expanding the List of Protected Grounds within Anti-Discrimination Law in the EU is an Equinet report which attempts to answer whether and how the expansion of […]
March 21, 2022

Tackling Institutional Racism: Realising the Potential of Equality Bodies

Tackling Institutional Racism: Realising the Potential of Equality Bodies is an Equinet perspective which looks at the definitions of institutional racism, the ways in which equality […]
February 10, 2022

Good Practices on Equality Mainstreaming: The Use of Equality Duties and Equality Impact Assessments

Equinet’s latest publication Compendium of Good Practices on Equality Mainstreaming: The Use of Equality Duties and Equality Impact Assessments highlights the importance and effectiveness of equality […]
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 […]