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«Stand Together Against Hate: A Multi-Agency Initiative»

On January 2024, the EU STAND UP project final meeting will be held in Brussels. Registration is open.

On Thursday 11 January 2024, the seminar “Stand Together Against Hate: A Multi-Agency Initiative” will take place in Brussels, at the Residence Palace, as part of the European project STAND-UP, an initiative to combat hate crime in the European Union.

This event, organised by STAND-UP project, will bring together organisations and experts in the field, with the aim of preventing and combating hate crime through the cooperation of law enforcement agencies and organisations working on these issues.

The seminar will present the results of various training programmes in different countries included in the project, creating an environment for in-depth discussions and exchanges. Experts such as Menno Ettema, Magdalena Adamowicz, Nataša Vučković, Akis Karatrandos will speak on the topic of hate speech crime. 

The Victim Support Handbook, developed within the framework of STAND UP activities in collaboration with public authorities and NGOs and CSOs, will also be presented in order to empower people affected by hate crimes.

The afternoon session is dedicated to a panel debate led by EPLO, GNCHR, TNDJUPOL, AGENFOR and FUNDEA.

In addition, the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR) will present a policy paper outlining effective strategies and policies to combat hate crimes in the European Union.

Link to register for the seminar:


EU-level Policy Recommendations on Supporting Multi-Agency Cooperation in Countering Hate Crime

On Tuesday, December 12, 2023, the GNCHR actively participated in an international online seminar titled ‘Addressing Hate Crimes in the Digital Age’. During this event, the GNCHR, as a key partner in the STAND UP program, presented and deliberated upon their European policy proposals. The GNCHR’s President, Professor Maria Gavouneli, presented the most effective national practices for hate crime, along with the related initiatives spearheaded by the GNCHR. Following this, GNCHR’s Scientific Department Coordinator, Eva Tzavala, and Human Rights Officer, Dr. Anastasia Chalkia, introduced the EU-Level Policy Paper.

This document encapsulates the STAND UP program’s strategic recommendations to the European Union for addressing hate crimes. It emphasizes the importance of wide-ranging cooperation among all involved stakeholders and the innovative use of technology. Authored by GNCHR scientific collaborators E. Tzavala, A. Chalkia, and K. Charokopou, the policy paper is readily available in English.

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📢 Join Us in the STAND-UP webinar – Addressing Hate Crime in the Digital Era!

Are you passionate about creating a safer, more inclusive digital space for all? Do you know how to tackle hate crime online and prevent it offline?

📌Join us for a groundbreaking webinar: “Addressing Hate Crime in the Digital Era” presented by the esteemed speakers of the STAND-UP EU-funded project.
In this exclusive event, experts will delve into pivotal insights and effective strategies to combat hate crime online. They’ll unveil innovative practices developed to tackle digital hate crimes and discuss EU policy recommendations aimed at fostering multi-agency cooperation. Get an inside look at the impactful conclusions drawn from the project’s pilot phase.
Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect:
Unveiling best practices to effectively address hate crime
Exploring EU policy recommendations supporting multi-agency collaboration
Gaining invaluable insights from the project’s pilot phase conclusions

📅 12 December 2023

🕥 10:30 – 12:00 (EST) / 9:30 – 11:00 (CET)

🔗 To participate in the webinar follow this link

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of a conversation that shapes a safer digital landscape, and be part of the crucial dialogue on combatting hate crime in Europe.
Let’s stand up together against hate crime and pave the way for a more inclusive online community

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