Luxembourg's Ministry of Family Affairs, Integration and the Greater Region and the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) have announced the launch of a national survey on racism and ethno-racial discrimination in the Grand Duchy.
Are racism and ethno-racial discrimination widespread in Luxembourg? Which groups of people are mainly targeted? In what contexts and situations do residents perceive discriminatory acts and treatment? Where and how should we act to fight against these phenomena?
In order to answer these questions and better understand how racism and ethno-racial discrimination (due to skin colour, nationality, country of origin, surname, religion, etc.) are rooted in daily life in Luxembourg, a large national survey will be launched in the coming days to collect the opinions of adult residents (aged 18+).
A questionnaire, designed in collaboration with LISER and with the participation of the Centre d'Etude et de Formation Interculturelles et Sociales (CEFIS), will be given to 15,000 residents chosen at random, with an over-representation of groups of at-risk populations. The questionnaire is available in five languages (English, French, Luxembourgish, German and Portuguese) and will be conducted mainly online. It concerns both Luxembourgish natives and people with an immigrant background. Anonymity is guaranteed both in the collection and in the processing of responses.
The survey data will in particular make it possible to identify the sectors in which specific actions are necessary. They will also be taken into account in formulating policy recommendations in the fight against racism and discrimination.