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 30, 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 […]
June 22, 2022
Training on Hard to Reach Groups

Training: Engaging with hard-to-reach groups in the context of research

This in-person training was aimed at members of the Equinet Working Group on Research and Data Colection and took place in Brussels, Belgium on 20-21 June […]
June 10, 2022

Workshop: Equality bodies tackling discrimination and intolerance against Muslims

This in-person workshop is aimed at members of Equinet and civil society organisations working on discrimination and intolerance against Muslims. It is co-organised with the German […]
June 6, 2022

Conference: Equality Bodies and Gender Equality – A Growing Role

This conference was held in Paris (and streamed online) on 3 June 2022.  It is part of  the conference series Tackling discrimination in Europe : how […]
June 2, 2022

Webinar: When rights and tech collide – Protecting human rights and equality in the age of AI

This is a joint session on AI  and equality, co-organised by Equinet and the Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (CFNHRI), which is chaired by the Equality and Human […]
May 17, 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 […]
April 19, 2022
Positive Action Webinar, 10 May, 10-12 CEST.

Equinet Webinar: Exploring positive action as a means to fight structural discrimination in Europe

This webinar, co-organised with the Slovak National Centre for Human Rights, was held  on 10 May. The webinar presented the main findings of the Equinet Report […]
April 8, 2022

Conference: Equality bodies supporting Equality Planning

This conference took place on 19 May from 10:00 to 14:00 (CEST) / 9:00-13:00 (WEST). It aimed to bring together representatives of equality bodies and policymakers […]
March 23, 2022
quinet Workshop: Equality bodies contributing to national equality strategies – focus on NAPARs and Roma strategic frameworks

Workshop: Equality bodies contributing to national equality strategies – focus on NAPARs and Roma strategic frameworks

This workshop was held 14 April, aimed at equality body staff, representatives of EU institutions & national authorities, and relevant civil society organisations. The event discussed the role […]