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Countering hate crime – practical examples from across the EU

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Hate crime is a persistent problem across the world. Millions experience violence because of racism and intolerance. Across the EU, many good practices are in place, tackling hate crime daily. An updated compendium of good practice, hosted by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), pools resources of what exists for others to draw on in their own work.

The compendium contains almost 50 practices from around the EU. It focuses on practices which:

  • encourage hate crime reporting;
  • improve hate crime recording and data collection;
  • promote cooperation with civil society organisations.

The compendium describes each practice step-by-step. It outlines the main outputs. It also identifies success factors for others to adapt for their own use.

The compendium is linked to the EU's key guiding principles to improve recording of hate crime and to encourage hate crime reporting. It offers practical examples on how to implement the principles.

It serves to inspire policy makers, practitioners and civil societies to better tackle hate crimes in the EU.

The compendium builds on the first set of practices compiled in 2016.

The FRA-led working group on hate crime recording, data collection and encouraging reporting compiled the practices.

The working group is part of the EU’s High-Level Group against racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance.