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Equinet produces relevant publications, ranging from perspectives on topical European issues and comparative legal case studies to good practice guides in the field of equality policy for practitioners.

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In a context of under-reporting of discrimination, prevention of discrimination becomes important for equality bodies. They have to give some priority to supporting service providers to develop and implement good equality policies and practices. Equality bodies can impact on a wider range of service users by working proactively with service providers to develop their equality competence.


This publication was prepared by Equinet’s Working Group on Equality Law in Practice. The group consists of legal experts working at National Equality Bodies and focuses on how European and national equality legislation is implemented and interpreted.


This Equinet perspective reflects the body of work carried out by equality bodies when dealing with cases of discrimination on the grounds of ethnic or racial origin. It also analyses the law governing this work and the strategic approach to this work.


This perspective was prepared by Equinet’s Working Group on Policy Formation and addresses key current challenges and opportunities facing national equality bodies in the context of the economic and financial crisis.


Equinet, the European Network of Equality Bodies has recently released its Annual Report for the year 2011. The report, which is available in both English and French, showcases Equinet’s major achievements, activities and outputs from 2011, including Equinet’s work on tackling age dicrimination.


The guide contains good practice examples and case studies from the Danish Institute for Human Rights and other national equality bodies. It is designed for equality bodies to help them build knowledge and a greater understanding of instruments and approaches available to promote diversity to employers.


Equinet’s Law in Practice Working Group decided to concentrate on Religion and Belief cases in its 2011 report as it was apparent to equality bodies that this area of law was bringing forth a number of controversial and difficult cases which were affecting the fundamental rights of those who hold religion and belief and those who do not. The aim of the report is to highlight and clarify the key areas of debate, as well as to provide some conclusions that can be drawn.


This guide is the first result of the work of the Equinet Working Group on Communication Strategies and Practices, established in 2011. The main reason for choosing to develop such a tool is that there are a vast number of communication guides, but none reflects the very particular circumstances of equality bodies’ work. So this guide seeks to explore communication practices in the light of what has worked, and what hasn’t, for practitioners in national equality bodies.


Providing independent assistance to victims of discrimination in pursuing their complaints about discrimination goes to the core of the work of equality bodies. This report analyses different ways of providing that assistance and offers concrete examples and describes some relevant experiences of equality bodies in this area.


An Equinet perspective published in the context of the 2012 European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations. The publication draws directly from the experience and work of the equality bodies on the discrimination based on age.


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