The European Network of Equality Bodies

The European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet) was set up to promote a uniform application of EU law in the field of non-discrimination and equal treatment.

The network has a special focus on the equality of women and men, and many of its members have a mandate to work on gender equality. The network brings together 46 organisations from 34 European countries, including all EU members.

It promotes an exchange of information and best practice between members, organises capacity-building events and provides a strong voice by contributing lessons learned from the work and experience of national equality bodies on the ground to the wider European debate.

Below is a list of national equality bodies working in the EU to combat discrimination and promote equality between women and men.

A full list of Equinet members can be found on the Equinet website.

National equality bodies

Austria

Gleichbehandlungsanwaltschaft (Ombud for Equal Treatment)

Belgium

Institut pour l'Egalité des Femmes et des Hommes / Instituut voor de Gelijkheid van Vrouwen en Mannen (Institute for the Equality of Women and Men)

Bulgaria

Комисия за защита от дискриминация (Commission for Protection against Discrimination)

Croatia

Ombudsperson for Gender Equality

Cyprus

Γραφείο Επιτρόπου Διοικήσεως (Ομπουτσμαν) - Αρχική Σελίδα(Commissioner for Administration and human Rights (Ombudsman)

Czech Republic

Rada vlády ČR pro rovné příležitosti žen a mužů(Office of the Public Defender of Rights)

Denmark

Ligebehandlingsnævnet(Board of Equal Treatment)

Estonia

Soolise võrdõiguslikkuse volinik(Gender Equality and Equal Treatment Commissioner)

Finland

Tasa -arvo naisten ja miesten välillä(Ombudsman for Equality)

France

Défenseur des Droits (Defender of Rights)

Germany

Antidiskriminierungsstelle(Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency)

Greece

Συνήγορος του Πολίτη(Greek Ombudsman)

Hungary

Egyenlő Bánásmód Hatóság (Equal Treatment Authority)

Alapvető Jogok Biztosa (Commissioner for Fundamental Rights)

Ireland

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Italy

Ministero del Lavoro, della Salute e delle Politiche Sociali - Comitato Nazionale di Parità(National Equality Councillor)

Latvia

Office of the Ombudsman

Lithuania

Office of the Equal Opportunities Ombudsman

Luxembourg

Center for Equal Treatment

Malta

National Commission for the Promotion of Equality

The Netherlands

 Netherlands Institute for Human Rights

Poland

Commissioner for Human Rights

Portugal

CITE Comissão para a Igualdade no Trabalho e no Emprego(Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment)

Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality

Romania

National Council for Combating Discrimination

Slovakia

National Center for Human Rights

Slovenia

Advocate for the principle of Equality

Spain

Instituto de la Mujer(Women´s  and Equal Opportunities Institute)

Sweden

Diskriminerings ombudsmannen(Equality Ombudsman)

United Kingdom

Equality and Human Rights Commission