The report brings together experiences from a number of cities across Europe. It focuses on fields such as education, employment and the provision of public services which all remain critical for the success of building cohesive communities.
A Diversity Toolkit for factual programmes in public service television was published by FRA in January 2008 ahead of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. The Toolkit was developed by media professionals under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
Unequal treatment continues in employment, housing and education, according to data collected by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Figures for racist crime in 2005 and 2006 are up in a number of EU countries. While there are more signs that the EU's anti-discrimination legislation is having a positive impact, victims of discrimination still lack knowledge of the new rules.