racism in europe

Being Black in Europe: Getting the Facts Straight

“It is a reality both shameful and infuriating.”

This is how Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), initiates the agency’s report “Being Black in the EU.”

On April 3, Rossalina Latcheva from FRA will present the report at the Wednesday Nights Rights event in Lund, Sweden, organized by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and the Association of Foreign Affairs. Here is the event on facebook. The moderator is Michael McEachrane, a Visiting Researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights.

Rossalina Latcheva is Senior Programme Manager in FRA’s Statistics and Surveys sector. Her areas of expertise include migration and integration, discrimination, xenophobia and ethnic exclusion – highly relevant topics in contemporary Europe.

The FRA report outlines the experiences of almost 6,000 people of African descent in 12 EU member states and reveals how racism in Europe is still an issue. Many people of African descent regularly experience racial discrimination, racist crime and social exclusion. The discrimination penetrates various spheres of life, from prejudices in job search to discriminatory profiling by the police.

The report is to attract European policymakers’ attention and help EU institutions and member states develop legal and political responses to the issue.

Event Details

Date and time: 3 April, 19.00-20.30 hrs

Location: Café Athen, AF Borgen, Sandgatan 2, 223 50 Lund

Free entrance for all UPF members and RWI staff
Students: 40 SEK
Non-students: 50 SEK

We look forward to see you!


Article photo by: European Union / Nuno Rodrigues. Licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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