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 […]
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
March 16, 2023

Equality Bodies and the Pay Transparency Directive: impacts and opportunities

Equinet’s latest publication Equality Bodies and the Pay Transparency Directive : impacts and opportunities examines the current powers and the work of Equality Bodies on pay […]
March 16, 2023

Seminar: Work-Life Balance Directive

This seminar will take place in Brussels on 13-14 June. It is co-organised with the European Commission and it is aimed at Equality Bodies’ staff members, […]
March 13, 2023

Training: Equality bodies exploring online and offline harassment

This training will take place in person (location TBC) on 4-5 May. It is aimed at National Equality Bodies legal experts. Background Although harassment has always […]
March 7, 2023
24-25 May Register by 6 April Image of woman talking, with a man holding a microphone and another woman taking notes

Training: Improving Equality Bodies’ media relations

This practical training on improving the media relations of Equality Bodies will take place in person in Zagreb on 24-25 May. It is aimed at members […]
February 23, 2023

Roundtable: Equality bodies’ role in implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan

This roundtable took place online on 11 October  and it brought together Equality Bodies, civil society organisations and European institutions to discuss the role of National […]
February 21, 2023

Preventing and Reacting to Discrimination through Sanctions and Remedies

Equinet’s latest publication Preventing and Reacting to Discrimination through Sanctions and Remedies assesses  how current European sanctions regimes can be considered effective, proportionate, and dissuasive. The […]
February 6, 2023

Equality Bodies and Reasonable Accommodation Beyond the Ground of Disability

Equinet’s latest publication Equality Bodies and Reasonable Accommodation Beyond the Ground of Disability addresses the extension of the concept and the provision of reasonable accommodation beyond […]
January 26, 2023
Funding opportunities for Equality Bodies

Funding & tender opportunities 2023

The European Commission has a number of funding and tender opportunities available for Equality Bodies, and we encourage you to apply based on your interests. Equality […]
January 18, 2023

Workshop: Equality Bodies contributing to National Roma Strategic Frameworks

This workshop will take place online on 27 February from 13:30 to 16:00 CET . It will bring together Equality Bodies’ staff, the European Commission, National Authorities, and […]