On the occasion of our conference on “Inclusion of and discrimination against migrants in Europe” (7 December 2017, Brussels), we updated our Factsheet and Compendium of good practices on the inclusion of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Europe (initially published in 2016), with new equality bodies’ practices.
According to EU legislation, each EU Member State is required to set up an equality body covering the grounds of race and ethnicity and gender. However, many EU Member States went beyond these requirements and have the power to address discrimination on the grounds of religion and belief, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, origin, language, age, etc. Even if an equality body does not explicitly cover migration stats as a discrimination ground, it has the power to assist any victim of discrimination irrespective of their nationality.
In 2016, following a consultation within its membership, Equinet produced a factsheet and a compendium of good practices on the work of equality bodies on the integration of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The 2017 version of the factsheet is now available, with a stronger focus on inclusive practices.
The factsheet analyses the main findings of the survey and provides recommendations and ways forward. You can download it in PDF.
The compendium of good practices selects relevant examples given by the contributors in areas such as casework and complaints, awareness raising and promotion. You can download it in PDF.