Δικτυο Καταγραφησ Περιστατικων Ρατσιστικης Βιας
The Racist Violence Recording Network primarily focuses on monitoring and recording of racist attacks against refugees and migrants in Greece.
Quanititative and qualitative analysis of the network’s data is used to alert authorities to changing trends or escalations in hate crime. The network also raises awareness of hate crime and methods for combatting it; supports victims to report incidents formally and search for legal aid; and organises training programmes for civil society and institutional bodies on how to identify, record and combat hate crime.
In addition, every year since its creation in 2011, the network produces an annual report. This contains:
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All racist incidents reported to members of the network are recorded anonymously. The process and form used are common to all members. The process for reporting an incident to the network is:
The evaluation of the project has been conducted by the groups involved in the initiative, along with their partners.
Some of the groups involved in the network include:
The gradual increase of reported incidents between 2011-2015 indicate the effectiveness of the practice.
Official data is included in the network’s annual report. This, and the network’s recommendations to authorities, are widely disseminated. See below for a link to the 2014 annual report.
Acting professionally and cooperating with civil society partners can lead to tangible, positive results.
The practice is transferable to Member States where no official data on racist violence is recorded or where the existing data is not deemed credible or proportionate in relation to the actual number of incidents.
Start date: the network was established in 2011.
End date: ongoing (as of April 2016).
Scope of the practice: National.
Target group: Victims of racist violence.
Beneficiaries: Migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, LGBT people, religious communities, human rights defenders.
Key objectives: To record and collect data on hate crime attacks and to establish trends, whilst also assisting authorities in combatting hate crime.