European societies are ethnically and culturally diverse. This enriches society but can also challenge social cohesion and respect for fundamental rights. To assist the EU and its Member States develop evidence-based policies to combat social exclusion and discrimination, as well as to promote free and pluralist societies and social justice, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’ (FRA) conducts surveys to collect experiences and views of people belonging to ethnic minorities and migrants groups who live in the EU.
These surveys provide the most extensive dataset available on minorities and immigrants in the EU. The survey findings and the recommendations help assess the effectiveness of a wide range of measures in the areas of integration, non-discrimination and hate crime.