FRA’s second ‘Being Black in the EU’ report highlights experiences of people of African descent in the EU.
It shows that, despite binding anti-discrimination law in the EU since 2000 and significant policy developments since then, people of African descent continue to face racism, discrimination and hate crime:
To tackle racism and discrimination effectively, FRA calls on EU countries to:
This report is part of FRA’s third EU-wide survey looking at experiences of immigrants and descendants of immigrants across the EU.
It analyses the responses of over 6,700 people of African descent living in 13 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.
Quote of FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty:
“It is shocking to see no improvement since our last survey in 2016. Instead, people of African descent face ever more discrimination just because of the colour of their skin. Racism and discrimination should have no place in our societies. The EU and its Member States should use these findings to better target their efforts and ensure people of African descent too can enjoy their rights freely without racism and discrimination.”
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