Authors: migrants, refugees and asylum seekers
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 has 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 compendium of good practices selects relevant examples given by the contributors in areas such as casework and complaints, awareness raising and promotion. It will be updated on a regular basis.