European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey

Status: 
Closed
In response to a widespread lack of data on the experiences of immigrants and ethnic minorities in the European Union, in 2008 the FRA carried out its first large-scale survey covering all the 27 EU Member States.
18/05/2008 to 05/11/2008
2nd annual meeting of the Fundamental Rights Platform
The second meeting of the Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) took place in Vienna on 5-6 May. Almost hundred Civil Society Organizations from all over the European Union participated and contributed to the discussion.

European Union minorities and discrimination survey

Status: 
Findings available
EU-MIDIS provided the first primary survey data collected from selected ethnic minority and immigrant persons resident in the EU Member States. This survey data will support policy-makers and other key stakeholders in developing evidence-based and targeted policies that address discriminatory, racist practices, and improve support structures for victims of discrimination and racist crime.

Respect for and protection of persons belonging to minorities 2008-2010

Respect for and protection of persons belonging to minorities 2008-2010
Report / Paper / Summary
September
2011
This report examines what the Treaty of Lisbon means for the protection of minorities, and the policies the EU has recently adopted in this field. It provides evidence of the still persistent phenomenon of discrimination found in many areas of life, including employment, housing, healthcare and education.

Country reports for report Migrants, Minorities and Employment

October
2003
The 15 RAXEN National Focal Points presented findings regarding discrimination of migrants and minorities in the Labour Market and diversity management strategies to combat those tendencies. These results are framed by context data on labour market integration and by a presentation of political initiatives and of good practices in companies and in the public sector.
  • United Kingdom
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Education

June
2004
In these analytical country reports the 15 RAXEN National Focal Points presented findings regarding discrimination of migrants and minorities in the Education sector.These reports  are the basis for a FRA comparative report "Migrants, Minorities and Education".
  • United Kingdom
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Migrants, minorities and employment - Exclusion and discrimination in the 27 Member States of the European Union (Update 2003-2008)

Migrants, minorities and employment - Exclusion and discrimination in the 27 Member States of the European Union (Update 2003-2008)
Report / Paper / Summary
July
2011
The 2003-2008 update on the exclusion and discrimination of migrants, minorities and employment in the 27 EU Member States provides a comparative overview and analysis of data and information documenting discrimination in the workplaces and labour markets across the European Union.
Media Release: Preventing discriminatory ethnic profiling in the EU
11/10/2010

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is publishing today, at a Symposium of the European Police College (CEPOL), results from the first ever EU-wide survey on police stops and minorities. The findings show that minorities who perceive they are stopped because of their minority background have a lower level of trust in the police. The results from the FRA's survey are launched together with the FRA Guide on discriminatory ethnic profiling.

First ever EU-wide survey of minorities: Mapping Discrimination across Europe
09/12/2009

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) releases on 9 December the results of its survey of over 23,000 individuals from ethnic minority and immigrant groups about their experiences of discrimination, racist crime, and policing in the EU. The results reveal shocking evidence about the discrimination faced by minorities in everyday life; in the classroom, when looking for work, at the doctor's, or in shops. On the eve of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, the FRA calls for targeted policies to combat the marginalisation of these groups.

Housing

January
2006
In these analytical country reports the 15 RAXEN National Focal Points presented findings regarding discrimination of migrants, minorities and Housing.
  • United Kingdom
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden