Origins of the project

Since the first ’Trajectories and Origins’ survey in 2008-2009, the issues of integration and discrimination within an increasingly diverse population have not lost their acuity in the French public debate. In a social context that has evolved since 2008, there has been a significant demand for a new edition of the survey, TeO2. One of its main objectives is to update the data produced more than 10 years ago. 

In 2010, the report of the Committee for the Measurement of Diversity and the Evaluation of Discrimination (COMEDD) recommended that a periodic survey be produced, dedicated to the study of discrimination and inequality (recommendation R22). Furthermore, the working group of the National Council for Statistical Information (CNIS) on the renovation of the census questionnaire recommended associated surveys to deal with topics such as discrimination, rather than adding questions on parental country of birth in the individual census form. 

The wish to update the TeO survey was expressed at the meeting of the CNIS ’Demography and Social Issues’ Commission in October 2015, and then by the Defender of Rights at the press conference presenting the results of the 2008-2009 survey on 8 January 2016 at INED. The TeO2 survey was also included in the National Plan to Combat Racism and Anti-Semitism (2018-2020), drawn up by the DILCRAH (the Interministerial Delegation Against Racism, Anti-Semitism and Anti-LGBT Hate).