Norway should avoid severe measures in childcare cases involving families with a migrant or minority background and improve the situation of transgender and intersex persons

23 February 2021 Strasbourg, France

In its new report published today together with the government’s comments, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) calls on Norwegian child welfare services to further strengthen their assistance to struggling families with a migration or minority background in order to...

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San Marino: Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission welcomes action taken to implement priority recommendations

23 February 2021 Strasbourg, France

The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) published today its conclusions on the implementation of its 2018 priority recommendations addressed to San Marino. The first priority recommendation aimed at granting non-nationals residing in the country voting and eligibility rights...

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Spain: Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission regrets little progress in implementing priority recommendations

23 February 2021 Strasbourg, France

In its interim follow-up conclusions published today, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) regrets that Spain has not yet implemented two priority recommendations it issued in 2018 urging the country to set up a truly independent equality body and to step up action to...

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Housing, education and employment of migrants and minority groups at local level are key to successful integration and inclusion, says ECRI’s Chair Maria Marouda

4 February 2021 Strasbourg, France

“The provision at the local level of housing, education and employment opportunities to persons with a migrant or minority background are necessary for integration and inclusion, and therefore the national authorities need to ensure that the local authorities have sufficient budgetary support”,...

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Czech Republic: further action needed to integrate Roma children in schools and to prevent discrimination against LGBTI persons

8 December 2020 Strasbourg, France

In a report on Czech Republic published today, the Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) calls on the authorities, as a matter of priority, to ensure that all forms of segregation of Roma children of schools are ended, and to put in place a national...

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Council of Europe´s anti-racism commission calls on Slovakia to improve the education of Roma children and to combat discrimination of LGBTI persons

8 December 2020 Strasbourg, France

In a report published today, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the Council of Europe urges the Slovak Republic to further the education of the Roma, notably by adequately preparing children for compulsory schooling, and to develop an action plan for LGBTI persons in...

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Sweden should enable Ombuds institutions to investigate discrimination by public authorities and improve integration support for migrant women

8 December 2020 Strasbourg, France

In a follow-up interim report published today on Sweden´s implementation of the two priority recommendations in its 2018 report, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), reiterated that Sweden should grant adequate powers and expertise to investigate discrimination by all...

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ECRI holds its 84th plenary meeting

7 December 2020 Strasbourg, France

ECRI held its 84th plenary meeting, which took place from 1-4 December 2020, through videoconferencing. During the plenary, ECRI elected Domenica Ghidei Biidu (member in respect of the Netherlands) as 1st Vice-Chair and Michael Farrell (member in respect of Ireland) as 2nd Vice-Chair, as well as...

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ECRI's opinion on the Working Definition of Antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)

2 December 2020 Strasbourg, France

On 2 December, during its 84th plenary session, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) adopted an Opinion on the Working Definition of Antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). The full text of the Opinion is available here. See also exchange...

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Round table on combating racial discrimination and intolerance in Albania

28 October 2020 Tirana, Albania

The Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) and the No Hate Speech and Co-operation Unit organised, together with the People’s Advocate and the Commissioner for the Protection from Discrimination of Albania, an online Round Table on “Combating racial...

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