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Compendium of practices for combating hate crime

This Compendium of practices for combating hate crime was developed as part of the mandate of the Working Group on hate crime recording, data collection and encouraging reporting.

The practices were originally compiled in 2016 from across the EU by the predecessor of the Working Group, the Working Party on improving reporting and recording of hate crime in the EU. In 2021, the Working Group updated the Compendium to reflect the Working Group’s extended mandate, and to illustrate examples of practical application of the existing sets of the Key guiding principles, adopted by the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance.

The Compendium focuses on practices which:

  • encourage reporting of hate crime;
  • improve hate crime recording and data collection; and
  • promote co-operation with civil society organisations in encouraging reporting and improving recording and data collection of hate crime.

The Compendium aims to present specific examples of how to implement the Key guiding principles and inspire policy makers, practitioners and civil societies in their efforts to better counter hate crimes in the EU.

Users can explore the practices by using key words or search according to country and/or category.

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

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 Group on hate crime recording, data collection and encouraging reporting who are solely responsible for the content. FRA accepts no responsibility or liability with regard to the information.