About the Compendium

In response to the Council conclusions on combating hate crime in the European Union, which invited EU Member States to take appropriate measures for increasing the reporting of hate crimes by victims, FRA established the Working Party on Improving Reporting and Recording of Hate Crime in the EU.

The Working Party brings together all 28 EU Member States as well as the European Commission, the Council of Europe’s Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and FRA.

This compendium is the key output of the Working Party. It collates practices for combating hate crime from across the EU, with a step-by-step description of the practice broken down by country and category. The aim of the compendium is to help policymakers and practitioners such as law enforcement officers understand what is being done elsewhere in the EU to combat hate crime, and which elements could be adapted for use in their own national contexts.

Users can scroll through the practices or search according to country and/or category. The compendium is a living document that will be revised and added to ensure the content is as rich and of much practical use as possible.

The following video provides further information on the compendium and explains how to use it:

The owner of this compendium, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), maintains this section of the website to enhance public access to information about and related to hate crime recording and reporting practices in EU Member States. The practices listed have been submitted by members of the Working Party on Improving Reporting and Recording of Hate Crime in the EU who alone are responsible for the content. FRA accepts no responsibility or liability with regard to the information on this section of the website.