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 […]
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 […]
February 26, 2024

Equality Bodies’ Interventions for Equality in the Field of Education

Equinet Policy Paper Equality Bodies’ Interventions for Equality in the Field of Education compiles and categorises the discrimination issues in the field of education policy and […]
February 26, 2024

The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights ensuring an equality-compliant use of AI

Artificial Intelligence is increasingly used in a variety of aspects of our everyday lives. Equinet and Equality Bodies are at the forefront of investigating the apparent […]
February 13, 2024

Webinar – Equality Bodies Promoting the Rights of Rainbow Families

This webinar will take place online on 26 March 2024 at 10.00 – 13.00 CET. It is aimed at National Equality Bodies experts, concretely, members of […]
February 12, 2024

Equality Bodies protecting the rights of rainbow families on the move

The past years have highlighted some significant legal breakthroughs regarding the protection of rainbow families on the move in the EU, including the Coman and V.M.A […]
January 29, 2024

Equality-compliant Artificial Intelligence: Equinet’s plans for 2024

In 2024, Equinet continues to be at the forefront of championing equality in the realm of Artificial Intelligence. We have been actively engaged in the developments […]
January 22, 2024

Webinar – A Living Conditions Affair: Accessibility, Infrastructure & Habitat

This webinar will take place online on 27 February 2024. It is aimed at National Equality Bodies experts on accessibility, concretely members of the Age and […]
December 7, 2023
Crowd of people on European Union flag. EU society together. 3D illustration

Equinet statement on call to action to unite against all forms of hatred: “No place for hate – a Europe united against hatred”

Equinet welcomes and strongly supports the recent communication on “No place for hate: a Europe united against hatred” issued by the Commission and the High Representative […]
November 30, 2023

Conference: The other side of the law: enforcement of antidiscrimination legislation

This conference took place in person on 12 October following the 2023 Equinet Annual General Meeting. It was aimed at all actors in the enforcement chain […]
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 […]