Forum against Racism
The Forum against Racism was founded in the "European Year against Racism" in 1997 to serve as a discussion forum between the Federal Government and non-governmental organisations. With the participation of scientists and researchers, the Forum against Racism was given the the function of a National Round Table in 2001 (in accordance with the concept of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia, Vienna).
At the moment, the forum has 75 members, of which 50 are non-governmental organisations. The administrative office is integrated in the Federal Ministry for the Interior.
Besides promoting the dialogue between the various organisations, the forum also has the task to accompany publicly the implementation of the Article 13 of the EG Treaty in the version of the Amsterdam Treaty. The basis for the implementation are the Directive 2000/43
on the application of the basic principle for equal opportunities without differences regarding "race" or ethnic origin and 2000/78 EG of the Council on creating a general framework for the realization of equal treatment in employment and labour. To accomplish this, the Forum against Racism has created a working group.
The efms is an active member of the Forum against Racism.
Funding: internal efms project funding
Researcher: Mario Peucker