The European Network of Equality Bodies, Equinet, held a conference on 7 December in Brussels to look at how equality bodies can contribute to improving inclusion of and non-discrimination towards migrants in Europe.
On 5 December, during its fourth meeting, the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance endorsed the key guiding principles on hate crime recording drawn up by the Subgroup on methodologies for recording and collecting data on hate crime facilitated by FRA.
The Agency joined a consultative meeting of the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Warsaw on 24 November concerning a survey on hate crime against selected communities in Poland.
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights continues to point to the problems of limited data in its latest annual overview of antisemitism data from across the EU, as it remembers the wave of violent anti-Jewish events of 'Kristallnacht' on 9 November 1938. Without such data, efforts to combat antisemitism will remain general and untargeted.