Hate Crime

Just & Safer Cities for All project


Violence and crime motivated by racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance or by a person’s disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, are a daily reality throughout the European Union. These phenomena compromise the safety of and the social cohesion between European citizens.

Because of their close relationship with citizens, local and regional authorities can play an important role in preventing these acts and raising awareness in civil society. The Just & Safer Cities for All project aims to mobilise local elected officials and to increase knowledge amongst decision-makers and practitioners about the measures that can be taken at a local level to counter acts of discriminatory violence.


Efus to submit the JUST II project on the prevention of discrimination in November

Paris, July 2017 – Efus will submit in November the JUST II project, which will follow up on Just and Safer Cities for All (JUST, 2016-2017), in the framework of the “Rights, Equality and Citizenship” programme of the European Commission’s … More

Local stakeholders discuss strategies and practices against discrimination during a seminar in Vienna

Vienna, Austria, March 2017 – In the framework of the “Just and Safer Cities for All” (JUST) project co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme, Efus organised a two-day seminar on “Preventing and Countering Discriminatory Violence at … More

“Protection against discrimination and violence is essential to the protection of human rights.” Michael Häupl, Mayor of Vienna

Vienna, Austria, February 2017  – The city of Vienna (Austria) will host the European seminar “Preventing and countering discriminatory violence at the local level” on 2-3 March, as part of the European Just and Safer Cities for All project. On … More

European seminar: Preventing and Countering Discriminatory Violence at the Local Level – 2-3 March 2017, Vienna

Preventing and Countering Discriminatory Violence at the Local Level European seminar 2-3 March 2017, Vienna According to recent reports by European institutions and civil society organisations, incidents motivated by hate and intolerance are increasing in number and intensity in many … More

Call for Practices: Prevention and fight against acts of discriminatory violence

Make your project known throughout Europe! Efus and eight European organisations are launching a call to identify existing innovative and encouraging practices at a local level throughout Europe to combat crime and violence motivated by all forms of discrimination. 50 practices will be … More

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