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European Network Against Racism (ENAR), Benedi Lahuerta, S. with the support of Sos Racismo Aragón, Sos Racisme Catalunya and Fundación Secretariado Gitano (2014), "Racism and related discriminatory practices in Spain", Shadow Report Spain 2012-2013, Brussels,European Network Against Racism (ENAR)

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Type of publication


Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Civil society organisation


ENAR | European Network Against Racism

Main Thematic Focus

Discrimination Racism & xenophobia

Target Population

Migrants People with migrant background Ethnic minorities

Key findings

A report on racism and related discriminatory practices in Spain in 2013 concluding that:

- Spanish legislation needs to be improved to guarantee an equal treatment and opportunities on employment
- The economic crisis cannot be used as an excuse to cut the funding of national policies which promote the integration of migrants, i.e. the Roma and the equality body was paralysed since 2012.
- A comprehensive anti-discrimination law should be adopted.
- The media should disseminate programmes to mitigate the prejudices and negative stereotypes.
- The Hate speech and xenophobic discourse on the Internet should be persecuted.
- Data on the incidence of discrimination in employment should be gathered.
- The National Plan, Policies and Strategies against it should be sufficiently financed and properly implemented.

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

Qualitative Report: This report takes a narrower focus than previous reports, by exploring the situation of racism and discrimination in the field of employment in Spain for the period of March 2012 to March 2013.

Sample details and representativeness

Not available

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