MIPEX has recently been cited in an academic paper authored by Ines Casquilho-Martins, Helena Belchior-Rocha and David Ramalho Alves and published by MDPI about racial and ethnic discrimination in Portugal.
The aim of the paper is to analyse ethno-racial discrimination processes, identifying significant events in Portugal during the period of the current pandemic. Indeed, in the last two years, the pandemic has dominated the public attention and debate around the world, centring on socio-economic aspects and neglecting other social, cultural and environmental issues.
The authors utilised document analysis of national and international reports produced in the last five years, in addition to secondary statistical data and the analysis of online news and users’ comments published in national media during the last two years.
In this context, they also refer to MIPEX, writing that Portugal stands out positively for having relatively recent policies about racial and ethnic discrimination when compared to other traditional destination countries.
The results of the research show that, despite this development in Portuguese legislation and in anti-discrimination measures, there has been an increase in racist and xenophobic phenomena in Portugal.
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