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New Action Plan against racism

Sep 21, 2020 | News

(21 September 2020) – President von der Leyen has announced a new EU anti-racism Action Plan that sets out a series of measures for the next 5 years.

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The plan sets outs a number of actions to tackle racism through EU law but also other means – working with Member States, including national law enforcement, media and civil society; harnessing available and future EU tools; and looking into Commission’s own human resources.

Other measures mentioned in the Action Plan include: awareness raising and addressing racial and ethnic stereotypes through media, education, culture and sport; and improved collection of data disaggregated by ethnic or racial origin.

The Commission will also launch an annual designation of European capital(s) of inclusion and diversity and organise a summit against racism in spring 2021.

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