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Equinet Training: Strategic Litigation

October 20th 2017

Register by 17 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.

What is this?

Equinet will organise a 1 ½ day training session for senior lawyers and legal policy staff in equality bodies on strategic litigation. The training session will build on the discussions in the Equinet Strategic Litigation Cluster and the ‘Handbook on Strategic Litigation’ currently being worked on by this Members Cluster.

Participants will have the chance to explore and discuss, using a number of case studies, the benefits and challenges of strategic litigation and the selection criteria and different techniques to be used for successful strategic litigation.

Trainers will be members of the Equinet Cluster on Strategic Litigation.


It aims to build the capacity of Equinet member equality bodies that have litigation powers to use such powers effectively and strategically, reaching the best outcome and impact with the limited resources available.
Training activities will contribute to this objective by:

  • introducing and understanding the concept and benefits and risks of strategic litigation;
  • discussing selection criteria for strategic litigation;
  • analyzing the tools at the disposal of equality bodies;
  • addressing other elements of strategic litigation, such as media and follow-up work


15 staff members from equality bodies will be trained during one and a half days.
Trainees will be case workers and litigators from equality bodies with powers to take cases to courts and/or tribunals.
The participants will work both as one group and in separate smaller groups in the course of the training.

As places are limited, registration is on a first come, first serve basis!


Please register for this training session via this link by 17 November.

Equinet can only cover the costs of travel and accommodation for one staff member per member organisation (with a max. of 15 participants). A second person registering from the same organisation will be put on a waiting list and seats remaining after the deadline will be allocated to people on the list based on a first come first served basis.

Due to limited capacity, please wait until you’ve been sent a confirmation before booking your travel!

If you are chosen, Equinet will organise your travel and accommodation. On this occasion, we will book 1 single room for 2 nights on 3-5 December unless otherwise required due to your travel schedule.

Regarding flights: We have commissioned the Belgian Air Travel agency to assist us with bookings. Chosen participants who need a flight or an international train to get to the event location are requested to contact the agency and communicate the following information:

  • Full name as it appears on your travel documents
  • Travel document type, number and expiry date
  • Date of birth
  • Airport of departure
  • Preferred time of the day for departure
  • Cabin bag or hold luggage

We remind you that it is not allowed to book flights for stays longer than what is necessary to attend the full event.

The information should be sent by email to:

They will return to you as soon as possible with the most suitable offer.

Please note that particiants are required to keep the original boarding passes used for traveling and mail them back to the Equinet office with your expense claim. Failure to provide original boarding passes will result in your expense claim being rejected.

Even if you did not incur any expense, you are still required to mail back the boarding passes used for traveling. Failure to do so will result in Equinet refusing to book any new flight ticket for you.