Equality data

Without measuring and quantifying the extent of discrimination and inequalities in Europe, it becomes very difficult to tackle them effectively. Equality data can provide powerful tools against discrimination and exclusion, shedding light on the situation of groups that are at risk of discrimination. That’s why we are calling for more data to measure discrimination and ensure equality in outcome. read more

Quick Facts

  • Only 1 EU Member State, the United Kingdom, collects comprehensive equality data
  • Only 5 EU Member States have comprehensive data collection mechanisms on hate crime
  • Over 65% of ethnic minorities are in favour of providing, on an anonymous basis, personal information about their ethnic origin if it could help to combat discrimination


  • What is equality data collection?
  • What can be done to improve equality data collection?
  • What is the EU doing about it?

Our members’ work

Check out ENAR member organisations’ initiatives on equality data collection at national and local level


Equality data collection: what is it all about?


With the support of the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union, the Open Society Foundations, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Sigrid Rausing Trust