FRA online survey on Jewish people’s experiences and perceptions of discrimination, hate crime and antisemitism collected responses from 5,847 self-identified Jewish people in eight EU Member States – Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
FRA has conducted the first ever online EU-wide survey to establish an accurate picture of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people (18 years or older) and their experiences with regard to fundamental rights.
Both the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament, in addition to several international organisations such as the Council of Europe, have highlighted the need for comparable data on violence against women as a basis for developing evidence-based policy responses.
In 2010 the European Commission set up an internal Roma Task Force, in which the FRA participates, to assess how EU funds are used for Roma integration and identify ways to improve the funds’ effectiveness. One of the major issues identified by the Task Force, and also highlighted in previous reports by the EU and other international organisations, was the paucity of data concerning the socio-economic situation of Roma across the EU.
The survey set out to explore the relationship between young people’s experiences of discrimination and social marginalisation, and their attitudes towards and actual use of violence. Of particular interest in this project were young Muslims’ experiences of alienation and social marginalisation, given that little comparative research existed on the topic.
In response to a widespread lack of data on the experiences of immigrants and ethnic minorities in the European Union, in 2008 the FRA carried out its first large-scale survey covering all the 27 EU Member States.