The Working Group provides a forum for minority groups and NGOs to liaise with public authorities on various hate crime issues and to discuss ways of combating hate crime.
Cooperation with other authorities
Police, Power, Human Rights – Polizei, Macht, Menschen, Rechte (PMMR) is an organisational development project that aims to embed human rights-based thinking and approaches into the Austrian police.
OSCAD is a multi-agency body formed by the Italian national police and the carabinieri, housed within the Department of Public Security at the Ministry of the Interior that takes a holistic approach to tackling hate crime.
In 2012, a specialised unit was set up by the Hungarian National Police Headquarters to tackle hate crime.
Network against hatred sought to bring together public administrations, prosecutors, security forces, civil society and the media in a coordinated response to combat hate crimes and discrimination suffered by LGBT people.
The practice sought to increase awareness among education professionals on incidents motivated by intolerance and to equip them with the tools to combat it.
The Austrian Integration and Diversity Department (Referat Minderheitenkontakte) at the Austrian Police and 'Fair und Sensibel Österreich' Association engage in a number of activities to improve police relations with minority groups and to aid integration into Austrian society. These are designed to raise awareness and improve the reporting of hate crimes within minority groups.