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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 is organising the conference "Inclusion of and discrimination against migrants in Europe - The contribution of equality bodies" in Brussels, Belgium. Registration is open until Friday 24th November.

 

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".

 

This capacity building training session for staff members of equality bodies aimed to support equality body staff in tackling equal pay cases, covering the main tools and opening up a space for equality body staff to discuss the main challenges.

 

On 10th October 2017, Equinet and its members held a conference on collaborating together for an equal Europe to mark its 10th anniversary. This was followed by a celebratory gathering in the evening to give us the opportunity to dance to the tune of equality together.

 

On 3 May 2017, Equinet organised a strategic meeting for its members to discuss further steps that could be taken to achieve the introduction and strengthening of standards for equality bodies. The meeting was attended by 21 equality body staff members (representing 19 equality bodies) from 17 jurisdictions.

 

On the 24th of April, the Annual Convention on Inclusive Growth (ACIG) on ’youth and social inclusion’ was held in Brussels. It brought together policy makers and civil society to discuss what the EU can do to ensure that all citizens reap the benefits of truly inclusive growth. Equinet and partners organised a side event on ’Ensuring the right of young people to adequate income’.

 

On April 6-7, 2017, a regional workshop for equality bodies on eliminating violence against women was held in Tbilisi, organised in cooperation by the European Commission, the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia and Equinet, within the framework of the European Commission’s Eastern Partnership Technical Assistance and Information Exchange (TAIEX) instrument.

This was one of the official events of the European Commission’s year of focused actions to combat violence against women.

 

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