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Just & Safer Cities for All – Prevention of discriminating violence on the local level: best practices and recommendations



Project Management: Mag. Dr. Helga Amesberger
Implementation: Mag. Dr. Helga Amesberger
Dr. Birgitt Haller
Funded by: European Commission/ DG Criminal Justice via
   European Forum for Urban Security (EFUS), Paris
Grüne MigrantInnen Vienna
Partners: French Forum for Urban Security (FFSU)
Belgium Forum for Prevention and Urban Security (FBPSU)
Italian Forum for Urban Security (FISU)
Spanish Forum for Urban Security and Prevention (FEPSU)
Jagiellonian University, Poland
Ufuq e.V, Germany
Associação portuguesa de Apoio à vitima – APAV, Portugal
Concluded in: December 2017

Currently, Europe experiences an increase in racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance. The "Just & Safer Cities for All" project – led by the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) – aimed to raise awareness of these forms of violence at the local and regional levels and to identify promising practices of municipalities and regions to counteract intolerance and to promote social cohesion.

The result is a collection of good practice examples on the prevention of discriminatory violence at the local level. 50 of them have been published in a publication that is accessible via the IKF and the Efus website. The booklet, which is available in several languages, includes, in addition to the project presentations, an analysis of discriminatory violence and of hate crime as well as recommendations for local politics and administration. Another 90 good practice projects are published on the Efus website.

Link to publication

Overview of good-practice-projects

Blog entries – CPD Policy Blog