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2017 Board Election: The Candidates

September 20th 2017

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Equinet 2017 Board Elections


The 9 members of the next Equinet Board will be elected for a two-year mandate (October 2017-October 2019) by the Equinet Members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 11th October 2017 in Brussels.

The full elections procedures and eligibility requirements are detailed and explained in the Equinet Board Elections Guide:

Equinet Board Elections Guide 2017
Equinet Board Elections Guide 2017


Board Members’ Tasks


  • Continued and pro-active involvement in the development and implementation of Equinet strategies and activities, overseeing of the Equinet budget and the work of the Secretariat.
  • To attend Board meetings. Four Board meetings take place in Brussels or other European cities each year.
  • To attend and actively participate in Equinet Annual General Meetings (AGM).
  • To actively participate in selected Equinet conferences, seminars, trainings and/or working group(s).
  • To provide feedback on regular requests and consultations circulated by the Chair or Equinet Secretariat between Board meetings throughout the year

Overview of Candidates

CANDIDATES GROUP 1

(out of which to select a maximum of 4 candidates)

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Laurence Bond

Director
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC), Ireland
labond@ihrec.ie

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Patrick Charlier

Co-Director
Unia (Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities), Belgium
pach@unia.be

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Valérie Fontaine

Advisor for partnerships and public relations
Defender of Rights, France
valerie.fontaine@defenseurdesdroits.fr

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Kirsi Pimiä

Non-Discrimination Ombudsman
Non-Discrimination Ombudsman, Finland
kirsi.pimia@oikeus.fi


CANDIDATES GROUP 2

(out of which to select a maximum of 3 candidates)

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Rhoda Garland

Executive Director
Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability, Malta
rhoda.garland@crpd.org.mt

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Sandra Konstatzky

Deputy Director
Ombud for Equal Treatment, Austria
sandra.konstatzky@bka.gv.at

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Petr Polák

Head of the Division of Equal Treatment
Public Defender of Rights, Czech Republic
petr.polak@ochrance.cz

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Sylwia Spurek

Deputy Human Rights Commissioner (responsible for equal treatment issues)
Commissioner for Human Rights, Poland
s.spurek@brpo.gov.pl

CANDIDATES GROUP 3

(out of which to select a maximum of 2 candidates)

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Jasminka Dzumhur

Ombudsperson
Human Rights Ombudsman, Bosnia and Herzegovina
jdzumhur@ombudsmen.gov.ba

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Kalliopi Lykovardi

Deputy Ombudsman for Equal Treatment
Greek Ombudsman, Greece
lykovardi@synigoros.gr

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Tena Šimonović Einwalter

Deputy Ombudswoman
Office of the Ombudswoman, Croatia
tena.simonovic.einwalter@ombudsman.hr