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Migrants, Minorities and Employment: Exclusion, Discrimination and Anti-discrimination in 15 Member States of the European Union

During 2003 the two EU Council Directives on equality were due to be transposed into the legislation of Member States. This report, published by the EUMC in the same year, provides conclusive evidence for the necessity of these Directives, and indicates the need for corresponding anti-discrimination measures in employment.

Based on the findings of 15 national reports and additional literature, the report documents the incidents and types of discrimination which occur in workplaces and labour markets across the EU.  In addition the report highlights examples of anti-discrimination ‘good practice' in counteracting discrimination, and presents selected recommendations for the EU and its Member States.

Each year the Agency draws together from the EU Member States a unique collection of data on the phenomena and manifestations of racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. In each Member State a National Focal Point within the Agency's RAXEN network provides analytical reports on a number of fields, and on top of this, the Agency commissions independent researchers to bring together the national findings in an overall EU synthesis.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by the author/s do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of the Agency. No mention of any authority, organisation, company or individual shall imply any approval as to their standing and capability on the part of the Agency. This study is provided as information guide only, and in particular does not constitute legal advice.