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Charter of Political Parties for a non-racist society

The Charter of European political parties for a non-racist society appeals to the democratic political parties in the European Union to act responsibly concerning discrimination on the basis of race, ethnic or national origin, and religion. This applies both with respect to the parties’ own organisation and to their interaction with the outside world

The Charter was drawn up after consultation with most of the political parties in the European Union and under the auspices of the EU Consultative Commission on Racism and Xenophobia. The final version was adopted at a European conference in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on 26-28 February 1998.

The Charter project was carried out by the National Bureau against Racial Discrimination in co-operation with the Migration Policy Group, the European Parliament, and the municipality of Utrecht, and was made possible in part by financial support from the European Commission.