Title Description Institution Country Level Topics
ECAR Monitoring Manual: Monitoring Racism and Discrimination at the Local Level

The manual on monitoring measures against racism and discrimination on the local level was developed in the framework of the project ‘European cities against racism – responsibilities of cities in counteracting racism sustainably’ (ECAR) funded by the European Commission. The overall goal of this project is to improve the impact and sustainability of local strategies and actions combating racism and discrimination through the development, exchange and transfer of innovative good practices in the fight against racist discrimination. Monitoring racism and discrimination for the benefit of local actors is an associated key objective of the project. The underlying assumption is that the availability of objective data on racism and discrimination is a prerequisite for evidence-based policy making at the local level.

ECAR – European Cities against Racism Local Monitoring and evaluation
ISO 26000 (Developed in Sweden and Brazil)

ISO 26000 is an International Standard giving guidance on Social Responsibility. It is intended for use by organizations of all types, in both public and private sectors, in developed and developing countries, as well as in economies in transition. It will assist them in their efforts to operate in the socially responsible manner that society increasingly demands.

Sweden – Brazil, International Organisation for Standardisation Sweden National Monitoring and evaluation
Towards a reinforced culture of consultation and dialogue

The document lays down general principles that should govern the European Commission's relations with interested parties and minimum standards for the Commission’s consultation processes. The Commission has a long tradition of consulting interested parties from outside when formulating its policies. It incorporates external consultation into the development of almost all its policy areas.

European Commission EU Facilitating participation, Planning
Database of policies and good practices/Roma

Access to good practices, policies, strategies and action plans targeting the inclusion and improvement of the situation of the Roma, as well as information on thematic measures taken by authorities in this area.

Council of Europe International International Getting expert advice
HELP, European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal professionals

The aim of the HELP Programme is to continue to integrate European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) standards, as interpreted by European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) case law, fully into the national curricula of training institutions for the professional training of judges and prosecutors in all Council of Europe member states.

Council of Europe International International Getting expert advice
Study on perception and management of discriminations by city officials (in French)

This study aimed to identify the perception of city officials regarding discriminations, to understand their knowledge about legislative and institutional tools, to understand how city officials develop ad hoc measures to respond to difficult discrimination issues and finally to identify diversity policies put in place by cities.  

Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism Belgium Local, National Identifying issues
Guide for a common equality (Pour une commune egalite)

The guide is intended for cities and CPAS to guide them in their fight against discriminations. Using humoristic illustrations, this guide includes information on local policies, services to the public, human resources policies and ways of engaging with the public. The guide is available in French and German.

Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism Belgium Local Education and training, Getting expert advice
The organisation of the temporary stay of Travellers (L’organisation du séjour temporaire des gens du voyage)

Practical guide for local authorities

Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism Belgium Local Education and training, Getting expert advice, Legal frameworks
Toolkit for equality: the local level

The Toolkit for Equality provides a guide on the implementation of effective anti-discrimination policies in municipalities. The application is facilitated by respective training and seminars. It draws on European cities' most successful experiences with policies against racial discrimination.

ECCAR - the European Coalition of Cities against Racism Local Monitoring and evaluation, Planning