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CEFIS (Centre d'étude et de formation interculturelles et sociales ) RED Nº16 Luxembourgish handbook on data related to discrimination and diversity Manuel luxembourgeois sur les données relatives aux discriminations et à la diversité

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation


CEFIS | Centre d'étude et de formation interculturelles et sociales

Main Thematic Focus


Target Population

General population

Key findings

This publication is a reference guide for people who create, collect or analyse data related to discrimination in Luxembourg. Thus, it presents a very important tool and starting point for any research on equality issues.
Furthermore this analysis of the existing tools and actors implicated in the monitoring of discrimination in Luxembourg reveals the lack of a specific and explicit system for equality measurements. The existing indicators are mostly incomplete, too general, not accessible and/or not covering the scopes of the anti-discrimination law. The authors of the handbook recommend the elaboration of a national plan for short-term data gathering on discrimination, to facilitate the access to the results and to include the residence area, nationality and language as specific factors .

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

Based on different publications of or sponsored by the European Commission (2007, 2008) which excluded Luxembourg as a case study until then. Statistical data is ordered in 5 groups which correspond to the 5 motives of discrimination defined by the European directives 2000/43/CE et 2000/78/CE : 1. Race or ethnical origin; 2. Religion or convictions; 3. Handicap; 4. Age; 5. Sexual orientation.
Statistical data sources are divided in 4 different groups as defined by the European handbook for data related to equality (European Commission, 2007) :1. Official sources; 2. Data related to complaints; 3. Research; 4. Diversity monitoring.
The indicators and the statistical sources are adapted to the reality of Luxembourg.

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