People of African descent in Europe : EU policy developments and recommendations

In the context of EU People of African Descent Week, read about key developments relating to people of African descent at the EU level and recommendations for EU policy makers.

24 mai 2018

This document summarises key developments relating to People of African Descent at the EU level as context for the EU People of African Descent Week. It highlights recommendations for EU policymakers to promote inclusion of people of African descent and combat Afrophobia/anti-black racism.

The first EU People of African Descent Week took place in Brussels from 14 to 17 May 2018. This was a key initiative to increase awareness of the 15 million people of African descent living in Europe and discuss solutions to address the racism and violence they face. The Week consisted of a series of events featuring experts, activists, and policymakers.

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With the support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union, the Open Society Foundations, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Sigrid Rausing Trust