Promising practice :
Civil society organisations Amnesty International Vlaanderen, JES, Liga voor Mensenrechten, Minderhedenforum, Uit De Marge, Ligue des Droits Humains and Mouvement Contre le Racisme, l’Antisémitisme et la Xénophobie, and activist Yassine Boubout.
Start date: 10 June 2020.
End date: 31 December 2021 (with a possible extension of the campaign).
In 2019, the Foundation Open Society Institute awarded Amnesty International Vlaanderen vzw a grant totalling USD 208,759.00.
The ‘Not Normal?! – Stop Ethnic Profiling’ campaign aims to change mindsets and policy. It puts ethnic profiling on the agenda of politicians and the police, by advocating for concrete measures. In addition, it makes the public aware of why ethnic profiling is discriminatory and, moreover, inefficient. The campaign also informs people who experience ethnic profiling about their rights and emphasises that ethnic profiling is ‘Not Normal?!’.
The project has four main long-term objectives, and several short-term objectives.
The project involves several consultation sessions in which stakeholders have their say on what is needed and in what form. The project aims to involve people who are affected by ethnic profiling in consultations to obtain their input on training and communication methods. This increases their active participation and strengthens the network and community that are working on this issue.
A coordinator guides the process and harmonises the efforts of the partners. The partners meet regularly to discuss the progress of the project. These monitoring meetings are used to keep track of the activities carried out to achieve the short-term objectives and to check if any adaptations need to be made. At every meeting, lessons are learned; this allows the project partners to proceed more logically. At the end of the project, project partners will hold an evaluation meeting to discuss all the activities and objectives and assess the impact of the project.
Stop Etnisch Profileren – Contact (stopethnicprofiling.be)