The present factsheet and compendium of good practices aim to summarise the contribution of equality bodies to the integration of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Europe.
Their integration is key to ensuring inclusion and equality for all in Europe. It is also an important area of equality bodies’ work as part of their mission of promoting equality and combating discrimination.
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 as a discrimination ground, it has the power to assist any victim of discrimination irrespective of their nationality.
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 factsheet analyses the main findings of the survey and provides recommendations and ways forward. You can download it here 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. It will be updated on a regular basis. You can download it here in PDF:
For more information, please contact Jessica Machacova, Equinet Membership and Policy Officer.