ARDI’s work is based around the following five priorities which have been decided by the bureau after consultation with civil society:
Mainstream anti-racism and diversity in European Parliament policy areas such as migration, and support initiatives on other discrimination grounds (such as the adoption of the European Union (EU) Equal Treatment Directive)
Adopt calls for national strategies to combat Afrophobia, anti-Gypsyism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, as well as ensure the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategy in line with non-discrimination standards, and identify key policy areas to advance equality
Strengthen EU and national legal basis to tackle all crimes of hate speech and crime and to ensure investigation and prosecution of racist crimes
Implement appropriate disciplinary and self-regulatory mechanisms in the European Parliament to help combat hate speech in the European Parliament and by European political leaders
Promote diversity in the workplace and in political participation
ARDI works closely with other European institutions and agencies such as relevant Commission Director Generals, the Fundamental Rights Agency, and inter-governmental organisations such as the United Nations, Council of Europe and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe along with relevant NGOs and corporations to achieve its priorities.