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Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency - FADA

October 26th 2011

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The Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (FADA) takes on and independently carries out the following tasks, insofar as no Parliamentary Commissioner of the Bundestag or Federal Government Commissioner is competent in the matter:

  • Publicity work;
  • Measures to prevent discrimination;
  • Counselling;
  • Academic studies into discrimination.

The Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency and the competent Federal Government Commissioner and Parliamentary Commissioner of the German Bundestag co-operate in cases of discrimination (General Act on Equal Treatment, Section 27).

The organisation is a predominantly promotion-type and legal support body [1].

Detailed profile:

To find out more information about the grounds/fields of discrimination covered by the organisation, as well as its powers, activities and structure, please download the detailed profile below:

Latest news:

To find out the latest news from FADA in English see their most recent press releases here.

For other recent developments see this page (in German).

Contact details:

Postal address: Glinkastraße 24, 10117 Berlin, Germany

Telephone: +49 (0)3018 555 1865

General email address: or

Website: or

For media inquiries please write to or call +49 (0)3018 555 1805

[1According to a European Commission study on Equality Bodies, predominantly promotion-type equality bodies “spend the bulk of their time and resources on a broader mix of activities that include supporting good practice in organisations, raising awareness of rights, developing a knowledge base on equality and non-discrimination, and providing legal advice and assistance to individual victims of discrimination” (page 44).