Race and ethnic origin was the first ground on which EU legislation required Member States to set up equality bodies. Many Member States did so even before this became a legally binding requirement under EU law.
Equinet is commissioning a research paper on the evolution of the mandates and resources of equality bodies over the past decade. The planned research will aim to elucidate how the mandates and resources of national equality bodies have developed, and if there can be found possible correlative relationships between them.
Submission deadline: 2 May 2017 (09:00 AM)
2017 has been designated by the European Commission as the year dedicated to combating violence against women. Many equality bodies will be on the forefront of this work, carrying out projects aimed at developing and implementing practical and targeted information to combat violence against women, as well as awareness-raising and education activities.
What are equality bodies? Why do we need equality bodies? What challenges do equality bodies face? This tool aims to raise awareness about the role of and challenges faced by equality bodies at national and EU level, but also, on the way they can cooperate and bring added value to the work of stakeholders in their daily work.
The work of Equinet, European network of equality bodies is also outlined. The network promotes equality in Europe by supporting and enabling the work of equality bodies to be independent and effective as valuable catalysts for more equal societies.
A useful list of Equinet members and the grounds of discrimination covered per country is also available.
Updated: January 2017
Date: 4-5 April 2017
Place: Facebook Offices, Dublin, Ireland
As part of its capacity building activities for members, and following on from the training held in October 2016, Equinet will organise a second training session on social media use for equality bodies.
Equinet celebrates its 10th birthday this year! As a celebratory gesture, we have put together a 2017 calendar highlighting the work of some of our members across Europe.
This Storify article gathers information on our work done around developing standards for equality bodies.
On 9th and 10th March 2017, Equinet and the Croatian Office of the Ombudswoman for Persons with Disabilities are co-organising a capacity-building seminar on Equality bodies tackling discrimination against persons with intellectual disabilities. The event will take place in Zagreb, Croatia (venue to be confirmed).
Equinet turns 10 this year! This will be cause for celebration and reflection throughout the year, especially at our anniversary conference and accompanying celebrations, due to be held in October.
Further highlights of the main Equinet activities, as based on the 2017 Work Plan, can be found below.