Every week, one of our member equality bodies gets to tweet through the Twitter account @equineteurope, which aims to present the work of Equinet and its members through a mix of experiences and opinions from across Europe. Through the stories of the various curators, you will discover more about the day-to-day work of equality bodies and how they tackle discrimination in their country.
The idea is that the curators will share both their own (and their equality body’s) and relevant third party’s thoughts, stories, information and other content that is somehow linked to their equality work. The curators, through their tweets, create interest and arouse curiosity on combatting discrimination in their country. The expectation is that the curators will paint a picture of fighting for equality, different to that usually obtained through our usual publications or reports.
The rules of Meet the National Equality Bodies stipulate that the curators are free to write whatever they want. However, the following behaviour is inappropriate and posts under these criteria will be deleted without prior warning:
For technical reasons, it is not possible to differentiate who is the author of a particular tweet, i.e. the picture and name that are displayed on Twitter are always of the current curator. This would mean that the tweet in question would be associated with this week’s name and profile picture. However, we ask all of our curators to sign their tweets with their initials, in order to identify who wrote them.
Equinet includes a Code of Conduct to maintain our discussions in lines of polite conversation. In case the contribution of a debater becomes vulgar, or includes text that is in conflict with this Code, Administrators of the group reserve their right not to share or to delete such a contribution. Published contributions represent opinions of debaters and Equinet does not bear responsibility for their content and truth.
The @equineteurope account on Twitter is a platform that supports the idea of free speech and democracy. It’s meant to be a space that invites opinions and debates, not hate and trolling.
Each curator on @equineteurope has the right to block twitterers who interact with the account, if she or he deems this necessary. Those accounts will remain blocked when a new curator takes over the account the following week. These measures are taken to ensure the wellbeing of our curators as well as to protect freedom of speech.
Our colleagues at the Gender Equality Ombudswoman in Croatia are the next members to take over the Equinet Twitter account (@equineteurope) as part of our #MeetNEBs campaign.
Our colleagues at the Public Defender of Rights in the Czech Republic are the second of our members to take over the Equinet Twitter account (@equineteurope) as part of our #MeetNEBs campaign.
Our colleagues at the Equality and Antidiscrimination Ombud in Norway are the first of our members to take over the Equinet Twitter account (@equineteurope) as part of our #MeetNEBs campaign.