External Publications

October 3, 2018

New ECRI reports on Portugal and Moldova

On 2 October 2018, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) presented two new monitoring reports on the Republic of Moldova and Portugal. In both reports, ECRI analyse recent developments and outstanding issues and provide recommendations to the respective authorities.
September 14, 2018

Equality bodies – a European phenomenon

Tamás Kádár, Head of our Policy and Legal Team, outlines the importance of equality bodies for the September 2018 edition of the International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, looking at their development and potential, as well as the opportunities and challenges they face.
August 31, 2018
Equality Bodies making a difference

Equality Bodies making a Difference

EU discrimination law doesn’t account for cases of multiple discrimination. EU law falls very short of protecting Europeans that suffer multiple forms of discrimination, such has […]
August 29, 2018

Freedom of movement: rights versus reality for EU citizens

EU citizens have the right to move freely from country to country but in practice pitfalls exist when it comes to receiving residence permits or social assistance, finds the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights’ latest report.
July 23, 2018

Better education key to breaking Roma poverty cycle

Young Roma remain trapped in a vicious poverty cycle linked to poor education and job prospects, finds a new report from the EU Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA).
July 19, 2018

Health4LGBTI: Reducing health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people

LGBTI people continue to experience stigma and discrimination combined with social isolation and limited understanding, leading to significant barriers in terms of accessing health and social care services. These experiences can translate into a risk of depression, suicide and self‐harm, violence, substance misuse and HIV infection. Implemented between March 2016 and March 2018, the aim of this pilot project was to improve our understanding of how best to reduce specific health inequalities experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people. It focused on overlapping inequalities stemming from discrimination and unfair treatment on other grounds (e.g. age, status, income).
July 19, 2018

Europe must do more to protect women with disabilities

EESC: The EU must fight against and outlaw all gender - and disability-based discrimination affecting some 40 million women in Europe
July 19, 2018

Change, Hope and Justice

Change, Hope & Justice is EAPN's latest handbook which aims to strengthen members’ capacity to act against poverty and Human Rights violations. It is hoped that the Handbook will inspire organisations - but also Governments, National Human Rights Institutes and Equality Bodies, & public, private and not-for-profit service providers - to include Human Rights as the basis and aim of their work, as a new lens to look at poverty.
July 16, 2018

Women with low skills have fewer opportunities in the EU labour market

Today’s job market is constantly increasing requirements on competencies across all sectors. This poses a major challenge for the 64 million women and men with low levels of education in Member States. They are more often unemployed or completely out of the labour market, compared to people with middle and high levels of education. Women with low qualifications find it especially hard to access jobs with decent pay. Only 42 % of low qualified women are employed and almost half of these work in a precarious job. These are some of the findings from a new study on gender, skills and precarious work from the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) released in May.