FRA in cooperation with the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the EU, hosted the third meeting of the Working Party on Improving Reporting and Recording of Hate Crime in the EU on 23-24 November in Luxembourg.
FRA presented its report ‘Antisemitism - Overview of data available in the European Union 2004-2014’ during the meeting of the European Commission expert group on combating racism and xenophobia on 16 November in Brussels.
On 23-24 November, FRA held its third meeting of the Working Party on combating hate crime together with the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the EU. The event took place in the shadow of the attacks in Paris earlier this month and their aftermath, making the objectives of the Working Party particularly relevant.
From late September to mid-October, FRA staff will attend interviewer briefings for the second EU Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS II) that are taking place in each of the 28 EU Member States.
There must be zero tolerance for hate speech, which is increasingly present on the internet and in political discourse, FRA Communication and Outreach Department Head Friso Roscam Abbing said at a hearing of the European Parliamentary Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) to discuss antisemitism, Islamophobia and hate speech on 29 June.