STAND-UP Newsletter #5

STAND-UP Newsletter No. 5 was released in January 2024. It was the last newsletter of the project and it gathered information about all partners’ activities from September 2023 and January 2024, including the final event in Brussels that marked the end of the two-year project.

You can read it on the following link: STAND-UP Newsletter #5


EU-level policy recommendations on supporting multi-agency cooperation in countering hate crime, including through the use of technologies

EU Policy Paper Deliverable D6.3.

EU-level policy recommendations on supporting multi-agency cooperation in countering hate crime, including through the use of technologies.

Authors: Anastasia Chalkia, Eva Tzavala and Katerina Charokopou, (GNCHR)

Contributors: Viviana Gullo (Agenfor)

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News Resources

Inauguration of the 25th FIMAM Forum in Barcelona

On more year, the Euro-Arab Foundation supported the FIMAM project and participated in its XXV Forum, which took place on the 15th, 16th and 17th November 2023 at the headquarters of the European Institute of the Mediterranean – IEMed (Barcelona). FUNDEA’s researcher Lucía García del Moral presented the project STAND-UP.

As in previous editions, the 25th FIMAM meeting brought together national and international researchers to discuss contemporary issues related to studies on the Arab and Muslim world. The Forum, created in 1995, was set up as an informal and long-lasting space aimed at fostering contact between researchers in this field and the exchange of knowledge and information.

FIMAM was inaugurated by Senén Florensa, Executive President of IEMed; Lucía García del Moral Martín, member of the FIMAM Board; Mª Inmaculada Ramos Tapia, Executive Secretary of the Euro-Arab Foundation, and Olivia Orozco, Casa Árabe’s Training and Economics Coordinator. The inaugural session hosted an institutional round table with the presence of FIMAM’s main collaborating institutions: IEMed, Casa Árabe, the Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).

The inaugural conference ‘Euro-Mediterranean relations in the context of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict’, by Anna Khakee, Professor of International Relations at the University of Malta took place in the framework of International Mediterranean Day.


Article ‘Hate speech: not all victims are survivors’

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown a wide escalation on hate phenomena.

This is the case of the Australian doctor Lisa-Maria Kellermayr, who committed suicide in July 2022 as a result of virtual harassment by people supporting anti-vaccine theories and far-right ideology.

Read the article “Hate speech: not all victims are survivors” written by Viviana Gullo from Agenfor International Foundation. The article analyses the essential elements that define the hate phenomena in the online environment, in order to have the necessary tools to understand and address it properly.


STAND-UP Newsletter #4

STAND-UP Newsletter No. 4 was released in July 2023 with information about the training courses on improving competence and technological skills to combat hate phenomena in Italy and Greece. In Spain, the project reached a couple of Andalusian universities with the presentation of the online monitoring of islamophobia and extreme right-wing Besides, the Victim Support Handbook was introduced at ALDA’s General Assembly in Brussels, and it was held the third project consortium meeting at the European Public Law Organization in Athens.

You can read on the following link: STAND-UP Newsletter #4


STAND-UP Newsletter #3

The third STAND-UP Newsletter was released in March 2023. There you can find all the information about the OSINT analysis on regional case studies: xenophobia in Greece, right-wing extremism and islamophobia in Spain and right-wing extremism and antisemitism in Italy. These reports were exposed at regional webinars celebrated in each region. Moreover, you can read about the Victims Support Handbook and an avance on the trainings courses.

About the events, you will find information about the Brussels Event held at the European Parliament, the Kick-off meeting in Trento, and STAND-UP’s participation in the RAN Mental Health Working group meeting: ‘The ‘how’ and ‘why’ of hate crimes and the implications for mental health practitioners’.

You can read it here:[UNIQID]


STAND-UP Newsletter #2

The second STAND-UP Newsletter was released in August 2022. There you can read about the Kick-Off Meeting in Granada and more detailed information about the analysis of the context and legal situation of hate crimes and hate crimes carried out by the Three Focus Groups in Greece, Italy and Spain. The Newsletter also announces the Hate Crimes workshop that would be held in Brussels.

You can read it here:[UNIQID]


STAND-UP Newsletter #1

The first STAND-UP Newsletter was released in April 2022 and gives an overview of the essence and objectives of the project. You can also read about the STAND-UP pilot model, a public authority-led, multi-agency model for countering hate crime. It also contains information on the STAND-UP project kick-off meeting and the Three Focus Group that would be held in Italy, Spain and Greece.

You can read it here:

STAND-UP Newsletter #1 April 2022



The STAND-UP project has launch a Hate Crime & Hate Speech Victims Support Handbook. This manual aims to offer support to public authorities (in particular LEAs and judicial bodies) throughout the RIPP cycle, offering guidelines and best practices to strengthen victim support and protection in the process. It also promotes cooperation with CSOs to ensure the prioritisation of victim protection (as per Victims’ Rights Directive) & encourage “sensitive investigation and prosecution”.

The main topics covered on this Handbook are:
1. A summary with terminology and a synthesis of the STAND-UP project plans and the technology tool OSINT used

2. Context on Hate speech crimes Victims’ rights in the EU, defining who are hate crime victims, types of hate/hate speech crimes and its impact, as well as a victim-centred approach to support

3. The role of CSOs: considering the victims needs in order to provide and ensure access to adequate support services, working towards sustainability of support service providers, proposing different ways to report a hate crime and an approach to the LGTBI community hate crimes

4: The role of Prosecutors: addressing causes of underreporting for improve the reporting culture, assessing credibility without bias or prejudices and addressing possible conflicts with victims

5. The legal framework and good practices of Italy, Greece and Spain

6. Conclusions and a toolkit for analysing a case of hate speech

This Handbook has been developed by the authors Alessandra Brigo, Camilla Vedovato, Giulia Meco, Ivana Velkova from The European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA).

Here you can read the complete Handbook:


Defining hate crime report: ‘What is hate crime?’

The “Defining Hate crime report” is a deliverable elaborated within the STAND-UP project on current perspectives and approaches toward the definition of Hate Crime based on the results of a survey and desk research.

The report comprises the international, regional and European framework, the discussion on hate crime rationales, a harmonisation approach towards a possible “common” definition of hate crime and conclusions.

Hate crime is a phenomenon that has received global recognition. It differs from ordinary crimes because of the motivation of the perpetrator, the impact they have not only on the victim but also on persons that share the same characteristics and society as a whole, and the specific legal arrangements established to handle hate crime and its consequences to people and society.

Hate crime violates the dignity of the individual and the idea of equality between members of society, damaging tolerance and plurality due to the ‘normalisation’ of these crimes because of their frequency and their unnoticed distinctive character. What is more, they create serious public orden problems as social exclusion and social unrest.

Though there is a multitude of international, European and national frameworks, it appears to be a lack of common understanding of exactly what hate crime is, how the legislation should work and which groups should be protected. The following report seeks to address this challenge.

The authors are Anastasia Chalkia, Katerina Charokopou and Eva Tzavala from the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR), member of the STAND-UP Consortium.

You can read the full report and name it mentioning the authorship and project!