1. Introduction

The European Union is a supranational organisation that brings together 27 European countries in a consortium of liberal democracies. It plays a central role in combating discrimination in Europe, also thanks to the European Parliament (EP).

EU map
Source: European Union

Discover the profiles of the 27 member states.

Before going into the details of the anti-discrimination policies used as a case study in this course, we will provide a brief overview of the EU institutions and policies, as European legislation has had a great impact in promoting and strengthening anti-discrimination legislation in member states.