EUGenDem virtual workshop: Racism, anti-racism, and the EU Institutions

There is a notable gap in academic literature on studying racism within the EU institutions. In this workshop, we scrutinise the EU’s record  in tackling racism within its own institutions. The current European Commission says that it is working towards a “Union of Equality” with action plans proposing to promote gender equality, anti-racism, Roma rights, LGBTQI rights, and rights of persons with disabilities. In this context, the Commission also presented its first ever Anti-Racism Action Plan in 2020. This online workshop looks at these developments with contributions from the recently appointed anti-racism co-ordinator of the EU, Michaela Moua, and a research paper on racism in the European Parliament.

Chair: Johanna Kantola (Tampere University, Finland)


Michaela Moua (European Commission Coordinator for Anti-racism): European Commission’s Anti-Racism Action Plan for 2020–2025

Petra Ahrens, Valentine Berthet, Anna Elomäki, Barbara Gaweda, Johanna Kantola, and Cherry Miller (Tampere University, Finland): Racism in the European Parliament

Time: January 25th, 2022, at 14:00-15:30 EET (13:00-14:30 CET)


The full program of the EUGenDem workshop series can be found here.

In case of questions about the workshop, you can contact Barbara Gaweda (