On 20 February, FRA participated at a hearing on Afrophobia at the European Parliament.
The hearing was co-organised by The Greens/European Free Alliance, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and the European Coalition of Cities Against Racism. The event aimed to raise awareness about racism and unequal treatment that people of African descent and Black Europeans face in the European Union. It was attended by MEPs, EU officials, civil society organisations, academics and members of the general public. The presentation by FRA focused on the EU legal framework underlying the fight against racism and discrimination. The presentation highlighted aspects of FRA’s Opinion on the situation of equality in the European Union 10 years on from the initial implementation of the equality directives. The presentation underlined that while there is a legal framework in place to tackle the issue, there needs to be a commensurate effort at all levels in Member States to implement relevant legislation fully and effectively .