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on hate crime and human rights

Come Forward: Empowering and Supporting Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes



The project focused on the professional responses to anti-LGBT hate crime in Europe. In particular, it aimed to:
  • analyse the implementation of the Directive 2012/29/EU with regard to victims of anti-LGBT hate crime
  • identify training needs of reporting centres (e.g. police and NGOs) and victim support providers based on results of 460 surveys and 200 interviews,
  • train over 1000 professionals,
  • identify and disseminate 40 good practices. 
The project was implemented by a consortium encompassing 22 partners from 10 European countries.

The action was funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme of the European Union.
This project was co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) of the European Union.

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