Service for Combating Racism

The Service for Combating Racism (SCRA) is a federal government body tasked with preventing racism. It plans, develops, promotes and coordinates relevant activities at the federal, cantonal and communal level. It:

  • initiates and promotes awareness-raising and prevention measures to eliminate racial discrimination and strengthen human rights
  • improves legal protection against discrimination
  • produces national and international reports
  • provides financial support to Swiss projects that combat racism and champion human rights

When talking about racism and racial discrimination, it is important to establish a common understanding of the terms being used in the discussion. The SCRA uses the following terminology.