New report for 25 January 2012: The Racial Equality Directive: application and challenges

The FRA will present its report "The Racial Equality Directive: application and challenges" on 25 January 2012.

The FRA will present its report "The Racial Equality Directive: application and challenges" on 25 January 2012. The Racial Equality Directive (2000/43/EC) is the key piece of EU legislation for combating discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin and for giving effect to the principle of equal treatment. The directive, adopted a decade ago, has brought about the introduction of new or the strengthening of existing legal frameworks. Although significant progress has been made towards the realisation of racial and ethnic equality, several challenges remain to be overcome. The present report discusses the application of the Racial Equality Directive through the laws and practices in the 27 EU Member States. In doing so, it explores the challenges to the effective realisation of the directive's goals and in conclusion discusses how such obstacles might be overcome.