FRA to launch two new reports on victims of crime - follow live streaming !

The FRA will launch two reports on victims of crime on 27 November 2012.

The first report entitled Making hate crime visible in the European Union: acknowledging victims’ rights outlines a fundamental rights approach to hate crime and offers a comparative analysis of official data collection mechanisms pertaining to hate crime in the 27 EU Member States. The second report, EU-MIDIS Data in Focus 6 on Minorities as Victims of Crime, presents data on respondents’ experiences of victimisation.

The reports will be launched on 27/11 at a conference on hate speech in Budapest, co-organised by the Council of Europe and the Norway Grants.

The conference will be preceded by a training course on hate speech for influential young bloggers, some of whom will take part in the main event. The forthcoming Council of Europe youth campaign on tackling hate speech will also be presented at the conference, as will two new publications from the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency on hate crime and victimisation of minorities.

On 28/11, they will be presented at a police conference in Mainz/Germany, and on 29/11 at the European Parliament.

See the event invitation.


Making hate crime visible in the EU: acknowledging victims’ rights

29 November 2012, 12pm. European Parliament (Brussels) ASP 1 G, Balcony.

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the Anti-racism & Diversity Intergroup invite you to the presentation of FRA’s two new reports on hate crime, followed by a panel debate.
FRA is launching two reports on hate crime that together provide a comparative analysis of the existing legal framework, individual experiences of crime with a bias motivation, and the state of official data collection throughout the EU 27 Member States.

Chaired by: Ms Emine Bozkurt, MEP, President of the EP Anti-Racism & Diversity (ARDI) Intergroup.

Key Panellists:

  • Dr Henri Nickels, Programme Manager, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
  • Mr Emmanuel Crabit, Head of Unit, Fundamental Rights and Rights of the Child, DG JUST, European Commission (tbc)
  • Ms Floriane Hohenberg, Head of Department- Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, ODIHR (tbc)

To register, please write to by 22 November 2012, providing:

  • your full name,
  • organisation and position within the organisation,
  • if you need a badge to enter the European Parliament, your date of birth and passport or ID Card number

The event is organised as part of FRA's Fundamental Rights Exhibition at the European Parliament on 26-30 November 2012. Download the Programme.

We very much hope you will be able to join us at this event. A buffet lunch will be provided. Please feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues who may be interested in taking part.