ECRI holds its 82nd plenary meeting

8 July 2020 Strasbourg, France

ECRI held its 82nd plenary meeting, which took place from 30 June to 2 July, through videoconferencing. During that meeting, ECRI notably adopted its draft sixth-cycle reports on the Czech Republic and on Slovakia, held a debate on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on groups of concern to ECRI,...

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ECRI warns against racial profiling in policing and calls for a systemic response to address racism in all areas

6 July 2020 Strasbourg, France

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) warned today against racial profiling, as well as “systemic racism and inequalities”, all of which are to be found in Europe. ECRI has called upon European governments to send strong messages and take determined action. It reiterated...

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ECRI webinar on Inclusive Education in Times of Covid-19

25 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) and the Greek Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers will on 30 June at 14.30 CET be hosting a webinar on Inclusive Education in Times of Covid-19. In March 2020 almost all European countries, as an urgent...

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ECRI welcomes Albania’s significant progress, but some issues give rise to concern

2 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

In its sixth report on Albania, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) welcomes the significant progress made by the authorities, but calls for additional steps to address several issues that give rise to concern. The Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission commends...

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Austria: Anti-Racism commission praises initiatives to promote integration and counter discrimination, but challenges remain

2 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

In its sixth report on Austria, the Council of Europe’s Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) lauds positive measures taken by the authorities on several fronts. Since its previous report, ECRI praises legislative measures to promote LGBTI equality, such as the recognition in 2018 of a...

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Denmark, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine: Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission publishes conclusions on implementation of its priority recommendations

2 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) today published a set of conclusions on the implementation of its priority recommendations made to Denmark, Montenegro, Serbia and Ukraine in 2017. Denmark received a recommendation to set up a comprehensive data collection system for...

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Chair of Council of Europe’s anti-racism body warns: the risk of further deepening divisions in society increases in times of crisis

27 May 2020 Strasbourg, France

At the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting I on Addressing All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination, which took place online on 25 and 26 May 2020, the Chair of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), Maria Daniella Marouda, called for increased vigilance as to...

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ECRI’s Bureau holds exceptional meeting and exchanges views with Director of FRA and EU Special Representative for Human Rights

25 May 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Bureau of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) held an exceptional meeting on 19 May, through videoconferencing. On that occasion, it had an in-depth discussion on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and related government action on various groups of concern to ECRI....

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ECRI holds working meeting on combating Anti-Muslim hatred

19 May 2020 Strasbourg, France

The working group of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) on combating intolerance and discrimination against Muslims held its second meeting, through videoconferencing, on 18 May. This thematic working group is composed of the following ECRI members: Domenica Ghidei...

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Council of Europe’s anti-racism body holds working meeting on the fight against antisemitism

24 April 2020 Strasbourg, France

The working group of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) on the fight against antisemitism held its second meeting, through videoconferencing, on 21 April. This thematic working group is composed of the following ECRI members: Michael Whine (Chair of the working group,...

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