[/The Members of the Equinet Executive Board for the 2009-2011 period were:
From left to right: Katri Linna, Jozef De Witte, Néphèli Yatropoulos, Mandana Zarrehparvar (Chair), Ingrid Nikolay-Leitner, Kalliopi Lykovardi and Domenica Ghidei.
- Mandana Zarrehparvar (Chair)
Senior Adviser, Equality and Monitoring Department
Danish Institute for Human Rights, Denmark
- Jozef De Witte
Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism, Belgium
- Domenica Ghidei
Equal Treatment Commission, Netherlands
- Kalliopi Lykovardi
Office of the Greek Ombudsman, Greece (joined the Board on 1st May 2010).
- Ingrid Nikolay-Leitner
Ombud for Equal Treatment, Austria
- Néphèli Yatropoulos
Adviser on European and International Issues, Anti-discrimination and Equality mission
Defender of Rights, France
During the period of their mandate, the following Board Members stepped down:
- Katri Linna, Equality Ombudsman, Sweden (on 1st February 2011)
- David Ruebain, Director of Legal Policy, Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), United Kingdom – Great Britain (on 30th April 2010).
We are very happy to announce that one of our newest members, the Serbian Commission for the Protection of Equality, is now featured in the Members in the Spotlight section of our website.
The Spanish Race and Ethnic Equality Council organized a Conference on “ The Role of Equality Bodies in the Fight Against Discrimination ” on 2-3 November 2011 at the Secretary of State of Equality, Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality in Madrid.
The Spanish Race and Ethnic Equality Council, composed by representatives of public administrations, business and trade union organisations, as well as civil society organisations, initiated its work in September 2009 with the aim of promoting the principle and right of equal treatment and non-discrimination of people on ethnic or racial grounds.
At this point, after two years of intense work, the Council decided it is the right time to organise a conference with the aim of presenting the work done since it was created, debate on equality and non-discrimination, and analyse with key institutions and stakeholders what are the key challenges in the current social and economic context.
They foresaw therefore a variety of speeches and thematic round tables given by relevant experts in the field of equality and non-discrimination, both at national and European level, such as the European Commission, Equinet, OSCE and other equality bodies. Ms. Mandana Zarrehparvar, the Chair of Equinet’s Executive Board, will deliver the Opening Speech on “Equality bodies in the EU”.
To download the Council’s latest publications, annual report 2010 and the study on perception of discrimination by (potential) victims, please visit the Council’s website www.igualdadynodiscriminacion.org.
– Organiser: Spanish Race and Ethnic Equality Council
– Venue: Madrid, Spain
– Date: 2-3 November 2011
The Bulgarian Commission for Protection against Discrimination will organise a National Legal Workshop dedicated on the application of antidiscrimination legislation on 10-12 October 2011.