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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 24, 2023

Training: Intersectionality & Multiple Discrimination – Methods on data collection and measurement, challenges and opportunities

This training took place in person on 16-17 October in Brussels, Belgium. It was aimed at Equality Bodies experts, including members of the Research and Data […]
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 […]
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 […]
April 14, 2023

Racism and discrimination are fundamental determinants of health

Despite the increasing evidence showing that structural, institutional, and interpersonal racism and discrimination impact both physical and mental health inequities in multiple ways, the issue has […]
April 7, 2023

Safeguarding equality in Europe: Contributing to the Council of Europe’s Convention on Artificial Intelligence

Equinet continues to be at the forefront of promoting an equality-compliant use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Europe. Read about latest Equinet’s contributions to the developing […]
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 […]