Mid-September 2022 marked the second anniversary of the adoption of the EU Anti-Racism Action Plan 2020-2025 by the European Commission. In order to take stock of the progress in the fight against racism, the Action Plan foresees strengthened participation of civil society organizations working with racialised groups at European, national and local levels. To this accord, the Commission has set up a Permanent Anti-Racism Civil Society Forum to participate in the consultative processes and support the Commission in the implementation of the action plan. This permanent mechanism meets at least four times a year. The meetings he allowed civil society organizations to put forward their considerations with regard to the implementation of the EU Anti-Racism Action Plan.
As part of this process, the Commission will hold a one-day workshop on racial discrimination intersecting with the socio-economic status (SES) on January 24th , followed by the fourth official meeting with the CSO representatives of the Permanent Anti-Racism Civil Society Forum taking place on January 25th. Due to the COVID19 pandemic restrictions, this two-day event will be the first in-person meeting since the Forum's establishment. The event will bring together around 40 people including CSOs representatives, MEPs, policy experts and/or academics.
To find out more, you can read the concept note here.