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The report summarises the findings of the Agency's on-going data collection through its RAXEN National Focal Points (NFPs) in each of the 27 Member States of the EU. The Annual Report gives an overview on the following themes and issues, also highlighting examples of good practice:
- legal and institutional initiatives against racism and discrimination;
- racist violence and crime;
- racism and discrimination and preventive initiatives in employment, education, housing and health care;
- developments in EU policy and legislation relevant to combating racism and xenophobia.
The report concludes with the Agency's Opinions on measures needed to combat racism and discrimination more effectively at EU level as well as at the level of Member States. The report stresses the central importance of equality bodies in making the Racial Equality Directive work, and the importance of sanctions in raising awareness about the legislation and its principles among the public.