New European handbook on equality data

The new European handbook on equality data promotes equality and contributes to fight against discrimination in the EU by analysing why and what kind of data should be collected in relation to equality and discrimination.

Equality data refers to anonymous data in relation to equality and discrimination collected for statistical and evidence purposes and excluding the identification of natural persons concerned. Such data contributes to the fight against discrimination and promotes equality by providing evidence of existing discrimination, making it transparent and quantifying it.  

The new Handbook is a revision of a previous Handbook from 2007, which has been updated in the light of current European framework and to promote new best practices from the Member States. The aim is to help Member States in developing their data collection practices, but the Handbook is also meant for all those needing and using equality data, including victims of discrimination, employers, statisticians, researchers and civil society.