We need to talk about racism. And we need to act. It is always possible to change direction if there is a will to do so. I am glad to live in a society that condemns racism. But we should not stop there. The motto of our European Union is: ‘United in diversity’. Our task it to live up to these words, and to fulfil their meaning
- President von der Leyen, European Parliament, 17 June 2020
Achieving a Union of Equality
On 18 September 2020 the Commission published its plan to step up action against racism in the European Union.