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Equinet Highlights 2017

April 17th 2018

This report brings together the main highlights of our work, including events, publications and other activities throughout 2017, as outlined in our 2017 Work Plan. It includes a particular focus on 2017 as our 10th anniversary year.

Over the past ten years, the Equinet Network has been working hard to strengthen the vital work of equality bodies as equality champions, and provide a broad range of knowledge to effectively implement EU law and support those who have experienced discrimination. Throughout 2017 we consolidated Equinet’s platforms for peer support and built the capacity of equality bodies in a number of ways.

Capacity Building

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In particular, we worked on tackling discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities and on identifying ways to break the glass ceiling and promote career progress for women.

We developed members’ legal capacities through training sessions on how to build an equal pay case and how to litigate strategically.

Through our working groups, we continued to work on:

International Engagement

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At the European level, we promoted the importance of equality duties, and looked at how equality bodies can better support the integration of migrants and refugees in Europe.

Through our international partnerships, we supported the engagement of the members on the European Pillar of Social Rights, and promoted a call to action on inclusive education, especially for Roma children.

Communication Hub

New and innovative tools, such as the use of videos, a timeline and a new thematic newsletter were developed in order to raise awareness of the work of Equinet and national equality bodies, linked to our 10th anniversary.


Equinet Highlights 2017
Equinet Highlights 2017

An accessible Word version without photos or graphic design is available here.