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Equality and Diversity statistics with a focus on data dissemination - 2024

Equality and Diversity statistics with a focus on data dissemination 
Course LeaderLilla, Farkas
Target GroupRepresentatives of the NSIs interested in Equality and Diversity
Entry Qualifications
  • Sound command of English. Participants should be able to make short interventions and to actively participate in discussions
  • Sound knowledge of statistical data collection
  • The course will provide an insight about equality and diversity with a focus on the official statistics available at ESS level

The following topics will be covered:


Introduction to law and policies related to equality and diversity

  • Sources of equal treatment law in Europe: UN, Council of Europe, EU
  • Applicable legal framework with a focus on key concepts, such as protected grounds (sex/gender, race/ethnicity, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation and nationality), direct and indirect discrimination
  • Using the law to define and operationalise key concepts
  • EU policies, including the Anti-racism Action Plan


Data sources and official statistics

  • From grounds to statistical categories
  • Quantitative measures of discrimination
  • Data sources at ESS level
  • Review of existing indicators
  • Quick overview on main techniques for collecting equality and diversity data
  • Identifying challenges and good practice examples in the collection of equality and diversity data at the national level


Involving minority stakeholders and fostering coalitions

Disseminating equality and diversity statistics to employers, service providers, governments, the general public and minority groups

Expected OutcomeParticipants will be able to (re)design statistical categories for the collection of equality data and actively participate in the review of indicators adequate for the relevant EU policy processes. They will also be able to disseminate equality data to diverse audiences.
Training Methods
  • Presentations and lectures
  • Debate and brainstorming: Exchange of views/experiences on national and EU level practices
  • Interactive group work on case studies (creating an equality and diversity indicator and disseminating it) and role play (involving minority stakeholders, fostering coalitions)
Required Reading
Suggested Reading

              Data collection in the field of ethnicity, 2017

              Data collection in relation to LGBTI people, 2017

  • Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination General Recommendation No. XXIX, XXIV and VIII, Treaty bodies Download (
  • ECRI General Policy Recommendations No. 1, 4 and 5, 16808b7945 (
  • Anthony Heath, Silke L. Schneider & Sarah Butt, Developing a Measure of Socio-cultural Origins for the European Social Survey, GESIS – Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften 2016


  • Julie Ringelheim (2011) Ethnic categories and European human rights law, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 34:10, 1682-1696, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2010.542249
Required PreparationParticipants should familiarise themselves with the required reading, as well as the national chapter in the first recommended reading

Lilla Farkas (Independent expert), Patrick Simon (Independent expert)





WhenDurationWhereOrganiserAPPLICATION VIA National Contact Point
05–07.11.20243 daysCologne, Germany



Public Sector GmbH

Deadline: 09.09.2024