Welcome to the official website for the Equality and Rights Network (EaRN), a member-led network that seeks to advance equality, promote human rights and tackle inequality and poverty in Edinburgh and surrounding areas.

Use this site to learn more about what we do and how we work, as well as news and updates on equalities and rights issues in Edinburgh and beyond.

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Equality and Rights in Edinburgh – Who’s Who?

Here at EaRN we are excited to announce we are hosting a free networking event on February 21st at the Norton Park Conference Centre.  The concept of ‘networking’ can seem a bit mysterious and confusing. Basically, we are hosting an event where individuals, groups and organisations involved or interested in Equalities and Rights issues get a chance to meet, chat and share ideas. As well as an opportunity to meet others working within Equality and Rights in Edinburgh, it is also a space to promote your own project and connect with public sector representatives.

It is a great opportunity to find out who’s who and who’s doing what. The event is from 9.00am-1.00pm and will run as follows:

  • 9.00-9.30am: Registration, tea & coffee.
  • 9.30-1.00pm: Event open, visit stalls in our market place.
  • 12.30-1.00pm: Light buffet lunch – if you have any dietary requirements please get in touch by emailing equalityandrights@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk.

There will be a variety of stalls run by organisations based in the third and public sector. Each organisation will be promoting their projects and initiatives, giving everyone the perfect chance to find out more about the issues faced within Equalities and Rights and how people are tackling them. If any organisation would like to run a stall, and isn’t already, then please get in touch via email – equalityandrights@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk. There is limited number and they are filling fast so please get in touch as soon as possible!

For anyone and everyone interested in equalities and rights issues this is a brilliant way to get involved. From those who are new to the scene and want to get exposure to the projects underway, to those who have been active in equality and rights for years and want to discuss and share the issues important to them.

We are hoping to use the event and discussion surrounding Equality and Rights to help set our priorities here at EaRN. From feedback and involvement from the community and organisations we can use that to shape our future work and make it as relevant as possible.

It is a free event to attend and we would love to see you there. To register for the event please use the link here.

Date: 21st February 2019

Time: 9.00am – 1.00pm

Location: Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY

If you aren’t able to attend we would be grateful if you could spread the word in any way possible. Much appreciated!