Preventing racism at the workplace
Following a European conference on the subject, the Foundation initiated an extensive research project on preventing racism at the workplace. Results were published in 1996 outlining the research findings from all 15 EU Member States plus Norway. The report summarises national, company and trade union policies, and reviews labour market inequalities and discrimination against migrant workers and ethnic minorities. A summary of the report is available for downloading:
At the Social Dialogue Summit in October 1995, the social partners signed a Joint Declaration on the Prevention of Racial Discrimination and Xenophobia and the Promotion of Equal Treatment at the Workplace. The Declaration proposed a set of follow-up measures, among them the compilation of a Compendium of Good Practice, which the Foundation was asked to produce.
The Compendium includes 25 case studies on preventing racism from the 15 countries of the European Union and Norway. All the case studies demonstrate that concrete action to prevent racism and xenophobia in the workplace and to promote equal treatment is possible.