Annual activity report 2008

The Annual Report 2008 is the first to be produced on the basis of the FRA legal base and mandate (Council Regulation 168//2007, art. 4.1(e)). It covers information, events and developments related to racism and xenophobia in the EU for the year 2007, which was the Agency's focus of work prior to the adoption of its Multiannual Framework in February 2008.

The report summarises the findings of the Agency's on-going data collection through its RAXEN National Focal Points (NFPs) in each of the 27 Member States of the EU. The Annual Report gives an overview on the following themes and issues, also highlighting examples of good practice:

  • legal and institutional initiatives against racism and discrimination;
  • racist violence and crime;
  • racism and discrimination and preventive initiatives in employment, education, housing and health care;
  • developments in EU policy and legislation relevant to combating racism and xenophobia.