Equality data to unveil inequalities in Europe: it’s all about political will
By Claire Fernandez, ENAR Policy Officer
Do States really want to shed light on the discrimination experience of the 60 million ethnic and religious minorities in Europe? The debate about how data can be used to better ensure equality – so-called ‘equality data’ – revolves around political will. The lack of data is conveniently used as an excuse not to act on racial discrimination. This edition of ENARgy looks into what is really at stake for European democracies when it comes to equality data: facing the reality of racism and doing something about it.
Greater equality in the European Union will only be possible when data is collected that shows both the extent of inequality and the successes and weaknesses of (...) Read More
‘Equality data’ are important tools for policy makers and academics, but do they simply embed fossilised and inherently racialised social categories in policy debates, (...) Read More
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The issue of equality data is more a question of political priorities than of legality. The recent developments in Sweden are a case in point. Sweden invokes the EU (...) Read More