November 5, 2019

Quo vadis EU equality legislation – Equinet addressing the EU Council of Ministers

Luxembourg, 24 October 2019. Equinet addresses the EU’s Council of Ministers responsible for employment and social policies for the first time, providing inputs to their discussions on EU equality legislation.
July 8, 2019

Why will European Equality Bodies be represented at the UN High Level Political Forum?

New York, 8 July 2019. It has been four years since the U.N. released the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an ambitious plan for global change divided in 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Every year, the progress made by governments to achieve the SDGs is closely monitored at the UN High Level Political Forum
April 24, 2019
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Call for Proposals: Equality, Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Discrimination

Equinet invites experts to put forward their proposals for a study on the equality implications of artificial intelligence and the role of equality bodies in the […]
April 17, 2019

Fighting Discrimination on the Ground of Age in the EU presented at UN

UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing Age discrimination is widespread in European societies and it can affect people at all stages of life, in employment as […]
March 22, 2019

Equality Bodies contributing to the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals it encompasses reflect an important and ambitious global policy framework for human development. This agenda is to be pursued […]
March 19, 2019

Equality Bodies and Equinet – Promoting Equality in Europe

Equinet Brochure 2020 What are equality bodies? Why do we need them? What challenges do they face? This brochure aims to raise awareness about the role of […]
March 19, 2019
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How are Equality Bodies fighting Discrimination on the Ground of Age?

Discrimination on the ground of age is widespread in European societies and it can affect people at all stages of life, in employment as well as […]
February 21, 2019

Equinet Highlights 2017

Over the past ten years, the Equinet Network has been working hard to strengthen the vital work of equality bodies as equality champions, and provide a […]
January 8, 2019
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Extending the Agenda. Equality Bodies addressing Hate Speech

Hate speech and hate crime are growing and damaging phenomena across Europe. This is recognised in the work of the European Commission and of the Council of Europe. European standards for equality bodies recommend that their mandate be extended to include hate speech. Few equality bodies have an explicit mandate on hate speech, many have, however, interpreted their mandate to include hate speech. This situation can leave them lacking the competences and resources required to make an impact.
December 19, 2018

Equality in the Classroom: Equality Bodies and Gender Equality in Education

This Equinet report has been prepared by the Gender Equality Working Group with the aim to help equality bodies and other institutions to better understand the […]
November 16, 2018

Equinet adopts new Strategic Plan and annual Work Plan, expands the network further

On 7 November 2018, the General Assembly of Equinet Members met in Brussels for the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year’s AGM was highlighted by the adoption of Equinet's Strategic Plan for 2019-2022 and 2019 Work Plan, as well as by the expansion of the Network to three new members.