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.
September 21, 2020
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Equinet at work: The Compendium of Article 14 cases from the European Court of Human Rights and the written observations submitted to the ECtHR

The Equinet Equality Law Working Group has been working during the last year towards contributing to developing the European Court of Human Rights' (ECtHR) jurisprudence, including increased analysis of article 14 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and issues that are at the cutting edge of equality law and theory. This blog post presents the results of this work.
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 15, 2021

Call for Trainer(s): Persuasive Writing & Tackling Hate Speech toward Equality Bodies

As part of our work to strengthen the capacity of national equality bodies, Equinet is organising a training to support equality body staff in their communication […]
July 7, 2021

Save the date: Seminar on Making use of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Together with the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) […]
June 10, 2021

Webinar Series on Equality, Diversity and Non-Discrimination in Healthcare

A recent Eurobarometer survey showed that healthcare was by far the most important issue for the future of Europe according to Europeans. However, equality in the […]
May 19, 2021

Equality Bodies & Freedom of Movement of EU Workers

The Equinet Freedom of Movement Cluster was created in 2018 to build the capacity of equality bodies to exercise their new mandate and assist them in realizing their full potential. Based on a needs assessment, recently carried out with […]
May 17, 2021

Stronger together: An Equinet Roundtable on Implementing the EC LGBTIQ Strategy

On November 2020, the European Commission adopted its first-ever LGBTIQ Strategy. This ambitious policy document is a major landmark for the protection of LGBTIQ people all over […]
April 22, 2021

Access to Justice for Housing Discrimination and Spatial Segregation

Date: 7 May Time: 15:00-16:30 CEST Place: Zoom Registration Deadline: 5 May On 7 May, Equinet will co-host a public consultation with the International Commission of […]
April 22, 2021

Working together to tackle discrimination and intolerance against Muslims

Recent surveys and reports show that intolerance and discrimination against Muslims are persistent phenomena in European societies. The experience of equality bodies shows that Muslims are […]