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Are there mechanisms in place to collect data on racial discrimination in line with data protection legislation as an effective means of, monitoring and reviewing policies and practices to combat racial discrimination and promote racial equality?

Key Area:
Anti-discrimination Legislation & Implementation
Discrimination, Equality
22/12/2011 - 12:42
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As a general remark it has to be stated that a collection of data is very difficult in Austria due to a low level of data collection referring to the belonging to groups inclined to discrimination. Some data are available for the grounds of gender, disability and age, most of them related to labour market relevant information. Until recently migrant status was not possible to be traced in official statistics and research had to use data on nationality as an indicator, which was far form providing a picture of reality as discrimination and barriers for equal opportunities do not stop with obtaining Austrian nationality. Since 2008 data on the country of birth is collected by Statistics Austria.

Groups affected/interested Migrants
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Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Policing - law enforcement, Anti-discrimination
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