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Non-discrimination 15-10-2021

Three in ten black employees report discrimination at work – UK survey

Almost three in ten black employees feel discriminated against by their employer while four in ten have left a job due to a lack of workplace diversity and inclusion, according to a new UK survey published on Friday (15 October).
Non-discrimination 18-08-2021

Time for EU’s talk on diversity to be matched by actions, says leading MEP

Ursula von der Leyen’s European Commission is talking a good game when it comes to tackling discrimination on race, gender and sexual identity but now faces a ‘crucial moment’ when these promises must become reality, Swedish MEP Alice Kuhnke tells...
Non-discrimination 26-07-2021

9 in 10 hate crimes go unreported, EU fundamental rights agency finds

Up to 9 in 10 hate crimes and attacks in the EU still go unreported because victims face difficulty reporting them, do not trust the police and believe that nothing would change if they report it, according to a new study by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency.
Non-discrimination 23-07-2021

MEP: Diversity is ‘severely missing’ in European Parliament

Members of the European Parliament are directly elected by citizens to represent them and accordingly should reflect European society, an MEP from the Parliament’s Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI) told EURACTIV.
Non-discrimination 06-05-2021

Time to raise awareness of €1.5bn EU equality and rights programme, says leading MEP

Last month, European lawmakers proclaimed the EU’s Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programmes as the largest ever amount of EU funding dedicated to promoting the bloc's values such as democracy and fundamental rights.
Non-discrimination 04-05-2021

Belgium must halt police race violence and end racial profiling, says UN committee

Belgium must take action to tackle ‘police-related racial violence’ and racial profiling, according to new recommendations by a UN committee published on Monday (3 May).
Non-discrimination 25-03-2021

Unbalanced hate: Lack of data abets geography of discrimination in Europe

A lack of equalities data across the EU contributes to structural and institutional inequalities, stakeholders say. The European Commission has promised to pursue better data collection on race and ethnicity to better tackle discrimination. “Over the past few years, we...
Non-discrimination 18-03-2021

We need to do more than talk about racism

Racism runs deeper than individual acts of hate - it is embedded in the EU’s social, economic and political system. With the Anti-Racism Summit and National Action Plan Against Racism, the EU has a huge opportunity to truly tackle racism, but to do so it needs to tackle it structurally.

In Brussels, green still means white

The EU bubble has a whiteness problem – and the green sector is complicit, write Chloé Mikolajczak and Marianna Tuokkola.
Non-discrimination 10-03-2021

Germany revisits integration policy as critics demand ‘paradigm shift’

The German government has approved a package of measures aimed at promoting the integration of immigrants into society, though critics say it does not go far enough, EURACTIV Germany reports. 
Non-discrimination 26-11-2020

German cabinet committee agrees to €1 billion package to combat racism

The German Cabinet Committee on Combatting Right-Wing Extremism and Racism agreed to 89 measures on Wednesday (25 November). This package, worth more than €1 billion, includes more aid for victims, changes to criminal law, and the move to replace the word ‘Rasse’ (race) in the German Basic Law. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Non-discrimination 25-11-2020

Diversity in media sector: Still lots of room for improvement

Europe’s newsrooms are still predominantly white and middle-class, though societies are changing at a rapid speed. Experts are calling on the sector to change and enable journalists to reflect the society they are reporting about.
Non-discrimination 23-11-2020

Media society and non-discrimination: Are we doing enough?

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You can also read the Special Report in Romanian. Racist harassment, violence, and discriminatory ethnic profiling are commonplace in Europe, which increases the importance of the role of the media in exposing discrimination based on ethnic origin. Over the years,...
Non-discrimination 05-10-2020

Commission to encourage raising media awareness of racial discrimination

Racist harassment, violence, and discriminatory ethnic profiling are commonplace in Europe, which increases the importance of the role of the media in exposing discrimination based on ethnic origin.
Non-discrimination 09-07-2020

Corona-related racism could persist longer than the virus, expert warns

When the coronavirus started spreading earlier this year, a second pandemic developed simultaneously: that of corona-racism. Right-wing extremism researcher Judith Rahner spoke with EURACTIV Germany about racism during the pandemic.

Belgian King expresses ‘deepest regrets’ over Congo’s colonial past

Belgium's King Philippe expressed his "deepest regrets" on Tuesday (29 June) for the harm done during the Belgian colonial rule in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the first such admission for his country, after last month's death of African American George Floyd rekindled the debate in Belgium about its colonial past.
Politics 19-06-2020

Tweets of the Week: Animal Idioms, Racism Debate, Recovery Council

What on earth is a pig in a poke, in EU institutions diversity is broke and European Council discussions are far from a joke.
Non-discrimination 18-06-2020

Black EU lawmaker says victim of police violence in Brussels

A black European Union lawmaker said on Wednesday (17 June) she was a victim of "extremely traumatic" police violence outside a Brussels railway station, and lodged a complaint against Belgian police.
Politics 12-06-2020

Tweets of the Week: Eurogroup Head, Statues Down, Brexit Cherry Picking

Speculation about Eurogroup top post, across the EU racist statues are toast, and Brexit is back like an unwelcome ghost.
Global Europe 08-06-2020

Protests roll on against ‘worldwide’ racism

Demonstrators in Rome held their fists in the air and chanted “No Justice! No Peace!” on Sunday (7 July), while in London people defying official warnings not to gather lay down outside the US Embassy as part of a rolling, global anti-racism movement.