Racism and discrimination of people of African descent to be discussed at an EU Council Working Party

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Council of the EU
External event
FRA will speak to the Council of the EU’s Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens Rights and Free Movement of Persons (FREMP) on 13 May in Brussels. The meeting will be dedicated to the end of the International Decade for People of African Descent.

It aims to foster an exchange with Member States on progress, gaps and ways to foster inclusion of people of African Descent.

FRA will  present key findings with respect to people’s experiences of racism and racial discrimination from its Being Black in the EU – Experiences of people of African descent. FRA will also emphasise the importance of applying a human-rights-based approach to the collection and use of equality data based on racial or ethnic origin, including the principle of self-identification.

Finally, the presentation will also showcase ways to foster an enabling environment for organisations and actors working on anti-racism and non-discrimination drawing on its work on civic space in the EU.