EZAF is a scientific institution with the aim to investigate with the means of systematic scientific analysis antiziganistic attitudes and actions in those countries where members of the Sinti and Roma people live.
While the hate against Jews, the persecution and annihilation of the Jews, old and new anti-Semitism have been experiencing a great amount of public attention and broad scientific analysis for quite some time, this does not hold true in any way for the attitude towards the Sinti and Roma minority. Antiziganistic prejudice is still rampant in broad areas of the population, but also in the media and the social institutions, where it remains unchecked and manifestly established. It is publicly voiced unfiltered. This is obviously a declaration of enemy status within society, in both a mental and a physical way.