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Executive Board Meetings

Board Meetings and Minutes


2017

16 March 2017 – First Meeting
AGENDA: 16 March 2017 I Board Meeting
MINUTES: 16 March 2017 I Board Meeting

2016

4 March 2016 – First Meeting
AGENDA: 4 March 2016 I Board Meeting
MINUTES: 4 March 2016 I Board Meeting

15 June 2016 – Second Meeting
AGENDA: 15 June 2016 II Board Meeting
MINUTES: 15 June 2016 II Board Meeting

8 September 2016 – Third Meeting
AGENDA: 8 September 2016 III Board Meeting
MINUTES: 8 September 2016 III Board Meeting

8 December 2016 – Fourth Meeting
AGENDA: 8 December 2016 IV Board Meeting
MINUTES: 8 December 2016 Board Meeting IV

2015

22 January 2015 – First Meeting
AGENDA: 22 January 2015 I Board Meeting
MINUTES: 22 January 2015 I Board Meeting

30 April 2015 – Second Meeting
AGENDA: 30 April 2015 II Board Meeting
MINUTES: 30 April 2015 II Board Meeting

17 September 2015 – Third Meeting
AGENDA: 17 September 2015 III Board Meeting
MINUTES: 17 September 2015 III Board Meeting

9 October 2015 – Fourth Meeting – NEW BOARD
AGENDA: 9 October 2015 IV Board Meeting
MINUTES: 9 October 2015 IV Board Meeting

9 December 2015 – Fifth Meeting
AGENDA: 9 December 2015 V Board Meeting
MINUTES: 9 December 2015 V Board Meeting

2014

28 January 2014 – First Meeting
AGENDA: 28 January 2014 I Board Meeting
MINUTES: 28 January 2014 I Board Meeting




25 April 2014 – Second Meeting
AGENDA: 25 April 2014 II Board Meeting
MINUTES: 25 April 2014 II Board Meeting




18-19 June 2014 – Third Meeting
AGENDA: 18-19 June 2014 III Board Meeting
MINUTES: 18-19 JUNE 2014 III Board Meeting




22 September 2014 – Fourth Meeting
AGENDA: 22 September 2014 IV Board Meeting
MINUTES: 22 September 2014 IV Board Meeting




15 October 2014 – Fifth Meeting
AGENDA: 15 October 2014 V Board Meeting
MINUTES: 15 October 2014 V Board Meeting



2013

19-20 March 2013 – First Meeting [[Note: the first meeting of the Equinet Executive Board, scheduled for 21 January, had to be cancelled due to bad weather conditions impeding most Board members to travel.]]
MINUTES: 19-20 March 2013 I Board MeetingAGENDA: 19-20 March 2013 I Board Meeting




15 May 2013 – Second Meeting
MINUTES: 15 May 2013 II Board MeetingAGENDA: 15 May 2013 II Board Meeting




19-20 September 2013 – Third Meeting
MINUTES: 19-20 September 2013 III Board MeetingAGENDA: 19-20 September 2013 III Board Meeting




28 November 2013 – Fourth Meeting – NEW BOARD
AGENDA: 28 November 2013 V Board Meeting (NEW BOARD)MINUTES: 28 November 2013 V Board Meeting (NEW BOARD)



2012

23 January 2012 – First Meeting
AGENDA: 23 January 2012 II Board Meeting
MINUTES: 23 January 2012 I Board Meeting




27 March 2012 – Second Meeting
AGENDA: 27 March 2012 II Board MeetingMINUTES: 27 March 2012 II Board Meeting




24-25 May 2012 – Third Meeting
AGENDA: 24&25 May 2012 III Board MeetingMINUTES – 24-25 May 2012 III Board Meeting




27-28 September 2012 – Fourth Meeting
AGENDA: 27-28 September 2012 IV Board MeetingMinutes: 27 & 28 September 2012 IV Board Meeting




4 December 2012 – Fifth Meeting
AGENDA: 4 December 2012 V Board MeetingMINUTES: 4 December 2012 V Board Meeting



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Executive Board

Executive Board 2015-2017

[/The current Members of the Equinet Executive Board for the 2015-2017 period are:

Evelyn Collins (Chair)

Evelyn COLLINS (Chair)

Chief Executive
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland

ecollins@equalityni.org

Sarah Benichou

Sarah BENICHOU

Head of Unit Access to Rights and Discrimination
Defender of Rights, France

sarah.benichou@defenseurdesdroits.fr

Anna BŁASZCZAK

Anna BŁASZCZAK

Deputy Director of the Constitutional and International Law Department,
Commissioner for Human Rights, Poland

a.blaszczak@brpo.gov.pl

Patrick Charlier (Treasurer)

Patrick CHARLIER (Treasurer)

Co-Director
Unia (Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities), Belgium

Patrick.Charlier@unia.be

Sandra KONSTATZKY

Sandra KONSTATZKY

Deputy Director
Ombud for Equal Treatment, Austria

sandra.konstatzky@bka.gv.at

Kalliopi LYKOVARDI

Kalliopi LYKOVARDI

Deputy Ombudsman for Equal Treatment
Greek Ombudsman, Greece

lykovardi@synigoros.gr

Kirsi PIMIÄ

Kirsi PIMIÄ

Non-Discrimination Ombudsman
Non-Discrimination Ombudsman, Finland – since January 2017

kirsi.pimia@oikeus.fi

Petr POLAK

Petr POLAK

Head of the Division of Equal Treatment
Public Defender of Rights, Czech Republic

petr.polak@ochrance.cz

Tena ŠIMONOVIĆ EINWALTER

Tena ŠIMONOVIĆ EINWALTER

Deputy Ombudswoman
Office of the Ombudswoman, Croatia – since January 2017

tena.simonovic.einwalter@ombudsman.hr

Former Board Members for the 2015-2016 period:

  • Kosana BEKER, Assistant to the Commissioner for Protection of Equality, Commissioner for Protection of Equality, Serbia (resigned in December, 2016)
  • Elisabeth LIER HAUGSETH, Head of Law Enforcement Department, The Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombud, Norway (resigned in October, 2016)
Equinet Executive Board 2015-2017 (taken Oct. 2015): K. Beker, P. Charlier, E. Collins, E. Lier Haugseth, S. Konstatzky, K. Lykovardi, P. Polak, A. Blaszczak (missing S. Benichou)
Equinet Executive Board 2015-2017 (taken Oct. 2015): K. Beker, P. Charlier, E. Collins, E. Lier Haugseth, S. Konstatzky, K. Lykovardi, P. Polak, A. Blaszczak (missing S. Benichou)


Equinet Executive Board 2015-2017 (taken Sep. 2017): P. Polak, E. Collins, K. Lykovardi, K. Pimiä, P. Charlier, S. Benichou, Tena S. E., S. Konstatzky, (missing A. Blaszczak)
Equinet Executive Board 2015-2017 (taken Sep. 2017): P. Polak, E. Collins, K. Lykovardi, K. Pimiä, P. Charlier, S. Benichou, Tena S. E., S. Konstatzky, (missing A. Blaszczak)


All of the Executive Board members and the Treasurer execute their tasks pro bono.

The Executive Board operates on the basis of the workplan and budget agreed by the Equinet members and discusses and takes decisions on the management and operational structure for the period of their mandate.

Illustration of Equinet Governance
Illustration of Equinet Governance



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Members - Right Column

Key Documents

Equinet Work Plan 2016
Equinet Work Plan 2017
Strategic Plan 2015-2018
Communication Strategy 2016-2018
Membership Handbook
Membership Information Guide
Equinet Working Paper on Standards for National Equality Bodies


Categories
Working Groups

Working Groups

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In conjunction with the Equinet Forum (dedicated to discussions, updates and exchange of information), this section is designed to work as a “one stop shop” where members of the working groups can find most of the documents relevant for their work (agendas for meetings, draft documents, contacts, etc.).

Each group has its own dedicated webpage accessible from the overhead menu, while below you can find a brief explanation of how the groups work.


Overview

The Working Groups play a key role in the implementation of the Strategic Plan and Annual Work Plans of Equinet. The brief for each working group is set out in this Strategic Plan. The working groups are made up of staff drawn from the member bodies of Equinet.

The effective operation of the working groups is the responsibility of the moderator and working group participants, supported by the Secretariat. The activities to be implemented by the working groups are detailed in the Annual Work Plan of Equinet. Moderators of the working groups in cooperation with the Secretariat propose an annual work plan to the Board. This plan will specify objectives, activities, timelines, budgets and outputs for the working group. This is discussed and developed as necessary by the Board and presented for approval by the Annual General Meeting as part of the Annual Work Plan of Equinet.

The Executive Board, Secretariat and working group moderators ensure that the work plans identify and exploit possible synergies between working groups and that any duplication or incoherence is avoided.

The Secretariat reports on a regular basis to the Executive Board on the activities and overall progress of the working groups. The Secretariat communicates any decisions of the Executive Board made on the basis of these reports to the moderators.

Moderator: leads and guides the activities of the working group. The moderator is a member of staff of one of the member bodies and is appointed by the Board with the agreement of that member body; except for the Policy Formation Working Group where the moderator will be a member of the Board. The moderator has the appropriate skills to lead the group and to engage effectively with the issues that fall within the brief of the working group.

Working Group Members (Participants): Individual with the appropriate skills and knowledge to shape and implement the activities of a working group. Member equality bodies have the discretion to appoint suitable participants to contribute as active members of a given working group.

Current Equinet Working Groups

Equality Law in Practice
Communication Strategies and Practices
Policy Formation
Gender Equality
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