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This one-and-a-half-day seminar is co-organized with the European Youth Forum (YFJ) and will bring together national equality bodies working on issues related to equality and age/intersectional discrimination against young people and Youth Forum member organisations. The seminar is hosted by the Advocate of the Principle of Equality.

 

Equinet Highlights 2017

April 17th 2018

This report brings together the main highlights of our work, including events, publications and other activities throughout 2017, as outlined in our 2017 Work Plan. It includes a particular focus on 2017 as our 10th anniversary year.

 

Equinet Events 2018

April 17th 2018

Equinet has a busy year ahead! Here is a list of the main events that we’ll be organising this year.

Further highlights of the main Equinet activities, as based on the 2018 Work Plan, can be found below.

 

8 April is International Roma Day, a day on which we celebrate the Romani culture across the world and raise awareness of the issues and problems that the Roma communities face. Europe’s largest ethnic minority - an estimated 10 million Roma live in Europe and six million within the EU - is often subject to discrimination and social exclusion.

 

This report was produced by Equinet’s Working Group on Equality law in order to analyse the legal developments that have taken place in the field of discrimination based on religion and belief since 2011. This updated version of our 2011 report provides an updated legal framework and details about recent case law in the areas of employment, education, provision of goods and services, manifestation of religion and belief in public and public administration and state functions.

 

Dublin, 22 March 2018: Today, Equinet - European Network of Equality Bodies and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission are hosting the conference Poverty and discrimination: two sides of the same coin in Dublin.

 

The European Commission published in December 2015 the List of Actions to Advance LGBTI Equality to move LGBTI equality forward. The Council adopted the first ever conclusions on LGBTI equality in June 2016 requiring the Commission to annually report on the implementation of the list of actions.

This report is the second of these annual reports, identifying the European Commission’s advances in this area.

 

Since 2013, there has been an enhanced focus on gender equality in Equinet’s work following the incorporation of the work of the former Network of Gender Equality Bodies (previously led and facilitated by the European Commission).
As laid out in the Gender Equal Treatment Directives, equality bodies are mandated to promote equality and combat discrimination in relation to gender.

 

This perspective explores the experience of equality bodies in making links with ombudsperson offices, and, in particular, multi-mandate bodies, specifically where a single institution holds both the equality mandate and the ombudsperson mandate.

 

The preliminary findings resulting from the public consultation on the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies up to 2020 has been published. The consultation ran from 19 July 2017 to 25 October 2017 and gathered 240 replies. The summary report takes stock of the contributions received and gives an overview of the opinions expressed by the respondents.

 

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