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Analysis and comparative review of equality data collection practices in the European Union (JUST/2014/RDIS/PR/EQUA/110/A4)

December 8th, 2015 by Maastricht Law

Maastricht University Project Leader:
Prof. Lisa Waddington

Prof. Lisa Waddington

Research website:

Research publication(s):
Ongoing. Includes updating of the 2006 “European Handbook on Equality Data”


Consortium Leaders:
Migration Policy Group (MPG) and Human European Consultancy –

Consortium Partners:
Various individual experts

The purpose of this contract is to provide the European Commission with analysis and relevant information on the national legal framework, policies and activities in the field of equality data collection in the EU Member States. The contract covers the grounds of age, ethnic or racial origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion or belief and multiple grounds.

The selected tenderer is expected to produce a concise country overview of existing legal frameworks and practices for each of the EU Member States and two specific reports focusing on data collection on ethnicity and LGBTI at EU level, to update the 2006 “European Handbook on Equality Data” and to produce a comparative report of equality data collection in the EU Member States.

European Commission – service contract

Total value of contract is in excess of €350 000

12 months (start 7-9-2015 – end 7-9-2016)