The report was presented to the European Parliament beginning of December 2003, it provides information on the situation regarding racism and xenophobia in the Community and its Member States, and highlights examples of good practice.
The Annual Report on Trends, Developments and Good Practice in the Member States 2002 has two themes:
First it gives in a wider perspective an overview of discrimination and anti-discrimination, starting with the legislative and institutional initiatives, and in particular what Member States have been doing in the way of preparation for the two Equality Directives. And second it provides an overview of the areas Employment and Education. For both these areas, new initiatives to combat discrimination and promote diversity are described, as well as evidence of unacceptable facets of inequality and discrimination.