fraThe European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has launched today its Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS II): Roma – selected findings report.

The report highlights persisting barriers to employment, education, housing and health services, as well as the fact that four out of 10 Roma surveyed felt discriminated against at least once in the past five years – yet only a fraction pursued the incident.

The report is based on a large-scale survey that collected information on almost 34,000 persons living in Roma households in nine European Union (EU) Member States, deriving from nearly 8,000 face-to-face interviews with Roma. It presents a selection of results from the Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey, which surveyed around 26,000 people with immigrant or ethnic minority background living in the EU.

The data presented in the report constitute a unique resource for policymakers, making it possible to gauge progress over time and helping to identify both successes and shortfalls in implemented policies. Such insights are vital for formulating effective measures not just on Roma, but for all groups on the margins of society.

Find the report here (EN).