Racism and Xenophobia

Racism and Xenophobia 

Discrimination is forbidden in the EU according to the Lisbon Treaty Art. 10 TFEU.

Racism and xenophobia were first outlawed at the EU level in a “Joint Declaration” between the institutions in 1986.

This principle became a parto of the Treaty of Nice art. 13 TEC and is now further elaborated on in the Lisbon Treaty Art. 67.3 TFEU.

Racism is also forbidden in the Charter of fundamental rights which has become legally binding by the Lisbon Treaty from 2009.


he EU runs an agency in Vienna to assess and report on the extent of racism and xenophobia in the member states.



The European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (EUMC)  http://europa.eu/scadplus/leg/en/cha/c10411.htm