FRA to take part in European Forum for Urban security meetings

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Local and regional authorities which are members of the European Forum for Urban Security (EFUS) will meet in Vienna on 1 March to discuss an upcoming compendium of good practices to fight intolerance and hate crime.

FRA will contribute to the discussion by building upon the expertise gathered from its project on joined-up governance which identified key tools for public authorities to support the implementation of fundamental rights. These tools are compiled into the online toolkit “Joining up fundamental rights” which FRA will present at the meeting.

The toolkit provides practical  ways for local, regional and national officials to better coordinate fundamental rights related policies, engage with the public and civil society or communicate on fundamental rights issues. This will be followed on 2-3 March by an EFUS Seminar on preventing and countering discriminatory violence at the local level, which will bring together representatives of local authorities, European institutions, civil society organisations and other experts to discuss local approaches and strategies to counter hate and intolerance and exchange examples of best practices. FRA will participate in a panel discussion on the challenges and priorities of countering discriminatory violence in Europe.