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

 

On 31 May in Brussels, the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner - Europe Regional Office (UNOHCHR Europe) and Equinet, European Network of Equality Bodies coorganised a Town Hall Discussion on advancing anti-discrimination and equality law in Europe.

 

This conference took place on 1 June in Brussels, and was convened to address the challenges to equality, discuss European-level solutions and identify the role equality bodies can play in these.

 

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.

 

Equinet and the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) co-organised a conference on poverty and discrimination. This conference aimed to review the links between poverty and discrimination, take stock of recent initiatives introducing socio-economic status as a discrimination ground and discuss what can be done at EU and national levels to break the vicious cycle of social exclusion.

The conference took place in the IHREC offices in Dublin on 22 March 2018. Read our press release here.

 

On 13-14 November, Equinet organised a seminar for its members on the issue of (lack of) career progress for women. It was cohosted by the Estonian Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner.

 

On Thursday 7th December, Equinet organised a conference entitled "Inclusion of and discrimination against migrants in Europe - The contribution of equality bodies" in Brussels, Belgium.

 

Equinet is organizing a training event on Strategic Litigation for 15 equality body staff members in cooperation with the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights in Warsaw on 4-5 December 2017.

 

The General Assembly of Equinet Members met in Brussels on 11 October for the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Equinet AGM saw the election of a new Executive Board, a change in the Equinet Statutes, as well as the adoption of the Workplan for 2018.

 

On Monday 9th October 2017, MEP Claude Moraes (Chair of LIBE Committee, S&D, UK), ARDI (European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup co-hosted the conference "End of a fruitful dialogue - Impact of Brexit on Equality and Anti-Discrimination in the EU & UK".

 

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