The European Commission’s new Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion 2021-2027 acknowledges FRA’s key role in monitoring the effectiveness of EU integration and inclusion policies.
Compared to earlier plans, this plan also covers EU citizens with an immigrant background, not just non-EU nationals.
It recognises how effective monitoring also requires disaggregating data by ethnic or racial origin, such as FRA’s survey work, as proposed in the recent EU anti-racism action plan.
The plan refers to FRA’s survey work on minorities and discrimination, its migration bulletins, Together in the EU report and database on anti-Muslim hatred. It also mentions how EU and Member States regularly quote and use FRA data, reports and resulting evidence.
The Commission published the plan on 24 November.