April 16, 2024

Gender Equality and Climate Change Mitigation: How Can the Two Go Hand in Hand?

Introduction Gender equality and climate change mitigation are two of the most pressing global challenges of our time. While these issues may seem unrelated on the […]
May 31, 2023

Intersectionality: Just another tool to fight discrimination?

Introduction As a queer woman of color, my identity is linked to intersectionality and intersectional discrimination. I am proud to have different layers in my identity […]
December 7, 2022
Hands reaching for the stars

Towards a new gold standard for Equality Bodies – and equal societies?

Read Tamás Kádár's first reaction to the European Commission’s proposals for new Directives on standards for Equality Bodies
November 3, 2022

Dutch Childcare Allowance Scandal: The importance of investigation powers

What is the childcare allowance scandal? The kinderopvangtoeslag (childcare allowance) is a benefit provided by the Dutch state through a special department of the tax authority […]
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 […]
May 7, 2024
Equinet. Together for equality, stronger for all

A milestone for equality rights in Europe: Directives on standards for Equality Bodies adopted!

On 7 May 2024 we are celebrating an extraordinary achievement on our journey towards a more just Europe. The Council of the European Union announced the […]
November 17, 2023

Equinet and ENNHRI call for stronger protection of Equality and Fundamental Rights in the EU AI Act

Equinet, in collaboration with the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), has issued a joint statement urging policymakers to prioritise equality and fundamental rights […]
October 31, 2023

High-Level Conference: Addressing the need for Common Standards for Equality bodies

This high-level conference took place in person on 14 December in Berlin. It gathered Heads of Policy participants from Equality Bodies, Civil Society Organisations, government representatives, […]
April 17, 2023

Equality Bodies working on cases without an identifiable victim: Actio popularis

Equinet’s latest publication “Equality Bodies working on cases without an identifiable victim: Actio popularis” gives an overview of the legal standing of Equality Bodies across Europe […]
December 7, 2022
Hands reaching for the stars

Towards a new gold standard for Equality Bodies – and equal societies?

Read Tamás Kádár's first reaction to the European Commission’s proposals for new Directives on standards for Equality Bodies
December 7, 2022
Many people standing together: men and women, parents, people with disabilities, people wearing head scarves, mixed race and ethnic origins...

Equinet welcomes proposals for new EU Directives on standards for Equality Bodies

The European Commission’s proposals for new Directives on standards for Equality Bodies are a major step for equality in Europe. Equinet and National Equality Bodies call on […]
August 31, 2021
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Filling the gaps in Equality Legislation in the EU Member States: Online Discussion

On 7 September, ARDI ( European Parliament Anti-racism and Diversity Intergroup), the Spanish Alliance for an Equal Treatment Law, Fundacion de Secretariado Gitano and Equinet organised an […]
May 14, 2021

Joint statement: Poland must ensure a strong and independent equality body

Strong and independent Equality Bodies, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI), Ombudsman Institutions and  are necessary features of any democratic State, underpinning human rights, good governance and […]
April 29, 2021

Equinet submission to EC Consultation ‘Demographic change in Europe – green paper on ageing’

Green Paper on Ageing On 27 January 2021, the European Commission released the Green Paper on Ageing, thus launching a public debate on demographic changes in Europe. The paper addresses the […]