Press invitation - Presentation of results of the EU minority survey on discrimination on 9 December

EU minority survey on discrimination (EU-MIDIS)
EU minority survey on discrimination (EU-MIDIS)
03/12/2009
On 9 December 2009, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) will present the results of a major representative survey examining discrimination and racist crime in the EU in Stockholm. EU-MIDIS is the first ever EU-wide survey of immigrant and ethnic minority groups' experiences of discrimination and victimisation in everyday life, using unprecedented research methodology.

  The press conference will take place on Wednesday 9 December at 11 a.m.

European Commission, Representation in Sweden
Regeringsgatan 65
103 90 Stockholm

Speakers:
Morten Kjaerum, Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Anastasia Crickley, Chairperson of the Management Board, FRA
Jo Goodey, main researcher of the report will also be available to answer questions.

(The press conference will be held in English)

Background to the Report:

The survey interviewed 23,500 people from ethnic minority and immigrant groups in the EU about their experiences of discrimination. The survey covered four thematic areas: experiences of discrimination, experiences of criminal victimisation (including racially motivated crime), experiences of policing, and rights awareness. The survey also interviewed 5,000 people from the majority population in 10 Member States in order to compare the survey's findings on experiences of police stops and border control.

For further information, please contact:    

FRA: media@fra.europa.eu; tel.: +43 1 58030-642
European Commission Representation in Sweden:  eric.degerbeck@ec.europa.eu; tel.: +46 708 777 280

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EU Minority Survey on Discrimination - Press Invitation

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