FRA took part in a good practice-sharing seminar, which was part of the “Good Practice Plus” project funded by the European Commission, on 8 and 9 February in Helsinki.
FRA presented a keynote speech under the title “Is hate crime protection good enough in a changing Europe?” and shared some good practices on how to tackle racial hate crime as well as the work done by the Working Party on Improving Reporting and Recording of Hate Crime in the EU, including the latest developments on the forthcoming “Compendium of practices”. The specific objective of the seminar was to build a strong understanding across criminal justice practitioners and policy makers on good practices around the support of victims of racial and religious hate crime and hate speech. The Good Practice Plus project is a partnership between the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Ministry of Interior Finland and the Migrant Centre Northern Ireland. The workshop brought together around 60 practitioners from law enforcement and prosecution services across the European Union.