• Being Black in the EU

    ‘Being Black in the EU’, a report published by FRA (Fundamental Rights Agency) reveals the many challenges black people face. Racial harassment: 30% of respondents say they have been racially harassed in the last five years; 5% have been physically attacked. Member States should therefore make greater efforts to better support victims of racism and to properly […]

  • First local network meeting in Germany

    The V-Start Project and its results from the Country Report Germany had been presented and discussed at the Qualitätszirkel Kommunale Integrationspolitik at the Difu Berlin on Nov 7, 2018. During the discussion, the report had been explicitly appreciated by the participants (head of municipal integration departments, senior experts from foundations and research institutions); in particular, […]

  • Fourth local network meeting in Austria

    The fourth local network meeting in Austria, organised within the framework of the V-START – Victim Support Through Awareness Raising and networking project, took place on November 9th 2018 at the office of ZARA – Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit (civil courage and anti-racism-work). 13 representatives of 9 different associations took further steps to strengthen an effective, […]

  • Third local network meeting in Italy

    The third local network meeting of the VSTART project took place on 6th November in Livorno. It was organized by Cospe in collaboration with the support service for victims of crimes “VIS network “. Participants were representatives of the main associations and institutions of the north-west of Tuscany, committed to offering assistance to victims and potential […]

  • Third local network meeting in Austria

    The third local network meeting in Austria within the project V-START – Victim Support Through Awareness Raising and neTworking took place on September 24th2018 at the office of Antidiscrimination Office Styria. The network meeting was organized by ZARA in cooperation with its local network partners – WEISSER RING (victim protection) and the Antidiscrimination Office Styria. 29 […]

  • Third transnational meeting in Vienna

    On 13th and 14th September 2018, the third transnational meeting of the V-Start project took place in Vienna. The meeting was hosted by the Austrian partner ZARA, with the participation of COSPE, Human Rights House – Zagreb and Efms. Partners discussed about the next activities to implement (launch of the national research reports, training activities […]

  • The Victims’ Rights Directive 2012/29/EU. European Implementation Assessment.

    This study, produced by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) assesses the implementation of Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime in EU Member States. It assesses its coherence, relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and added value. In doing so, it covers various aspects of the directive’s application: legal […]

  • Second meeting of the local network in Croatia

    The meeting was attended by 12 participants, all of them representatives of non-governmental organizations dealing with hate crime. The meeting was held after a round table on hate crime and hate speech reporting, organized by the Office for Human Rights and the Rights of National Minorities of the Government of the Republic of Croatia. Main […]

  • Second meeting of the local network in Austria

    The second local network meeting in Austria within the project V-START – Victim Support Through Awareness Raising and neTworkingtook place on June 29th 2018 at the office of the Austrian consortium partner ZARA – Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus Arbeit (civil courage and anti-racism work). In total 15 representatives of 12 different organisations took further steps to […]

  • Second local network meeting in Florence

    On 15th June 2018, the second meeting of the local network in Tuscany Region took place in Florence, in the premises of the R.F. Kennedy Foundation for Human Rights. The meeting was held on the occasion of the regional forum ‘Per cambiare l’ordine delle cose’, during which many CSOs discussed about issues concerning migration and […]