• First meeting of the local network in Austria

    The first local network meeting in Austria was held on May 15th, 2018. Representatives of six different organizations took the first steps in creating an effective, trans-sectoral network so that we can strengthen our cooperation and lobby for more visibility of hate crime in Austria. The six organizations included the Romano Centro, Dokustelle – Islamophobia […]

  • Victims’ Rights Directive: MEPs call for better enforcement

    In a resolution adopted in Plenary on Wednesday, MEPs criticize the fact that the EU Victims’ Rights Directive, designed to strengthen victims’ rights irrespective of where an offence took place, their nationality or residence status, still hasn’t been transposed into national legislation by all EU member states. MEPs note that some member states have successfully […]

  • First meeting of the local network in Italy

    On May 28th 2018, the first meeting of the local network in Italy  took place at Cospe headquarters. Representatives of the associations Aleteia, Altro Diritto, Ireos, Oxfam, Progetto Arcobaleno and Medu discussed together with Cospe how to deal with the main needs of the victims of hate crimes, what services are offered in Tuscany Region […]

  • 1st meeting with CSO’s in Zagreb

    In order to improve knowledge and support for victims, to strengthen the role of CSO’s and public victim support service and to create an efficient link among main stakeholders, a meeting was held in the Human Rights House Zagreb on 20th April 2018. The meeting was attended by 11 participants, all of them representatives of […]

  • Second transnational meeting in Bamberg

    The four partners of the V-start project met in Bamberg on 5th and 6th April 2018 for the second transnational meeting of the project. Cospe, Human Rights House, European Forum for Migration Studies and Zara presented the first findings of the research activity which is taking place in all the countries of the project and […]

  • Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey

    FRA launched the results of its second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS II), which collected information from over 25,500 respondents with different ethnic minority and immigrant backgrounds across all 28 EU Member States. The Second European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey (EU-MIDIS II): main results report points to the need for specific and stronger measures […]

  • ODIHR published 2016 Hate Crime Data

    On the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance, ODIHR published its hate crime data for 2016. The 2016 data include information on 44 participating States, including disaggregated official hate crime statistics for 18 countries and a detailed overview of how 34 participating States process and record hate crimes. We changed how official data is presented […]

  • Kick off meeting of the V-Start project

    On 21st and 22nd September 2017, the kick off meeting of the V-Start project took place in Florence. After an overview of the situation of the victims support services in each country, the project partners discussed about the main activities and milestones of this two-years project.