Throughout 2024, Equinet will host a series of three mini-workshops.They are aimed primarily at the senior management of Equality Bodies.
The mini-workshops will take place on:
2023 saw exciting developments in the equality field, with the advances in the negotiations around the proposed legislation on Standards for Equality Bodies. In 2024, Equinet will continue advocating for legislation that effectively addresses minimum standards and empower Equality Bodies to rise to the challenge when the times come to implement these standards.
Equinet expects that the adoption of the Directives on Standards for Equality Bodies, proposed by the European Commission in December 2022, will happen in 2024. This will be a reason to celebrate the first ever legally binding international standards for Equality Bodies, a culmination of a decade-long process and work initiated and supported by Equinet. The adoption of this legislation on Equality Bodies will be a major step towards better implementation and enforcement of the EU’s equal treatment legislation and effective protection of the rights of all victims of discrimination across Europe.
However, this will be no time for complacency as the work continues with all Member States transposing the EU Directives and strengthening their Equality Bodies in the process. This is why Equinet will hold three mini-workshops focusing on different aspects of standards. Topics could include, for instance, cooperation with other public bodies and with social partners, inquiry and litigation powers.
Build capacity and knowledge on the content and impact of the EU Directives on Standards for Equality Bodies, making Equinet Members more able to advise and hold to account their Member States, ultimately contributing to full and correct transposition and implementation of the Directives.
For further information, contact Tamás Kádár (Tamas.Kadar@equineteurope.org).