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Racism and Discrimination in the EU at times of Covid-19: The Role of Fundamental Rights Monitoring

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The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on all aspects of European societies. The pandemic has not affected all population groups equally, as FRA’s regular bulletins on the fundamental rights implications of COVID-19 show. In particular, responses to COVID-19 have illustrated and exacerbated existing patterns of discrimination, prejudice and intolerance. The rapid spread of massive protests and mobilisations internationally in response to the killing of George Perry Floyd during a police stop have underlined the urgent need to timely address institutionalised manifestations of racism and discrimination, also in the EU. This Webinar, co-organised between CEPS and the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), will highlight and critically explore some of these patterns, and discuss the significance of responses to the pandemic for fundamental rights and what this implies for EU and national policy makers, with particular attention to the necessity to properly implement fundamental rights protections in the EU.

Keynote Speeches:
Helena Dalli (Commissioner for Equality, European Commission)
Michael O'Flaherty (FRA Director)


Karen Taylor (Chair of Board of the European Network against Racism and Xenophobia, ENAR); 


Sergio Carrera (CEPS)

July 3rd, 2020 1:00 PM   through   2:30 PM
Place du Congrès 1,
1000 Brussels,
Phone: +32 2 2293911
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Responsible Mr. Sergio Carrera
Secretary Ms. Miriam Mir