The General Assembly of Equinet Members met for the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Brussels, Belgium on 7 November, bringing together heads and senior representatives from Equinet member and observer national equality bodies.
This year’s AGM had a particular significance for the Network, for two main reasons:
Other important decisions were related to the adoption of 2019 Work Plan and Budget, and approval of Equinet Accounts 2017 and Minutes of the Equinet AGM 2017 by Members.
Finally, Members were presented proposals for the new Equinet branding, which will be further developed and presented in early 2019 with the launch of the new Equinet website.
The General Assembly voted on the following items which were all adopted by represented Equinet Members:
Ratification of three candidate members:
Besides deciding on governance and membership issues, equality bodies had the opportunity to engage with relevant stakeholders and partners to discuss key policy and legislative developments as regards equality and non-discrimination at European and international levels. Topics addressed during the AGM Plenary were related to:
Additionally, small group discussions took place on:
These discussions allowed Equinet members to elaborate on the mentioned topics in a more in-depth manner, and to identify and develop unified strategies and approaches to address common concerns.
|Annual General Meeting, Brussels, 7 November 2018|