The European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI) exists to promote racial equality, counter racism, and educate about non-discrimination in the work of the European Parliament. It aims to be at the heart of parliamentary work for racial equality, and against all discrimination based on racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, and nationality. The Intergroup also looks at discrimination based on these grounds together with gender and age.
ARDI was re-selected as an Intergroup by the European Parliament Conference of Presidents in December 2014 and is composed of Members of European Parliament (MEPs) from almost all political groups and a range of Member States. The Intergroup’s current mandate is for the period 2014-2019.
Intergroups are formed of Members of the European Parliament from any political groups with a view to holding informal exchanges of views on particular subjects and promoting contact between members and civil society.
Intergroups are subject to internal rules adopted by the Conference of Presidents which set out the conditions under which Intergroups may be established at the beginning of each parliamentary term and their operating rules.
Intergroups are not Parliament bodies and may not express Parliament’s opinion.