Dear European Food Safety Authority,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

1. How many European Muslim employees have you recruited? Please provide figures for every year since 2010.

2. What is the average length of service?

3. How many European Muslims have you employed in communications/media roles since 2010?

Yours faithfully,

Rabyah Khan

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Request Number: 00004019

Subject: PAD 2022/004 - access to documents request - Recruitment and retention: European Muslims

Reply: 

Dear Mr. Khan, 

Thank you for your email that we have received via Public Access to Documents colleagues.

In accordance with Article 10(1) of [1]the Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 (‘the EUDPR’) applicable to EFSA as an Agency of the European Union, the processing of information on religious beliefs of people is prohibited. Art 10(1) of the EUDPR reads as follows:  

“Processing of personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation shall be prohibited.” 

Likewise, EFSA does not collect information on the religious beliefs of its staff employed nor in the context of its recruitment procedures, hence, we, unfortunately, cannot provide an answer to the specific points in your query. 

However, please be informed that we specifically mention that we do no distinction on grounds of religion in our calls (eg [2]at the currently open Legal Officer call), please read as follows: 

“EFSA is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified candidates without any distinction on grounds of age, gender, sexual orientation, impairment and disability, ethnic or social origin, religion or belief. All EFSA staff is committed to creating an open and inclusive environment.”

Should you need any further information, please contact us via the [3]Ask a Question Service. 

Kind regards, 

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Your Request: Dear European Food Safety Authority,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

1. How many European Muslim employees have you recruited? Please provide figures for every year since 2010.

2. What is the average length of service?

3. How many European Muslims have you employed in communications/media roles since 2010?

Yours faithfully,

Rabyah Khan

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