Collecting data, analysing it and reporting on hate crime can provide communities and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) with a powerful tool with which to present their concerns to government, law enforcement, media and others.

According to the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, efforts to combat discrimination, especially hate crime, have not been successful. Whilst official monitoring of disability hate crime is limited, OSCE/ODIHR have recognised it as a prevalent issue facing our communities...

Building on the success of the past four years, Facing Facts!, the innovative programme aiming to tackle the issue of hate crime in Europe, hosted the Facing Facts Forward Conference in Brussels on March 3rd and 4th 2015. Read the conference report and recommendations.

In order to understand the extent to which data is collected by state actors and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), research needed to be done on the matter. This was the basis behind the Data Mapping activity which commenced in March 2011 and ended in November 2012.

In order to achieve a better understanding of the organisations we are working with, we administered an online survey for which we have received responses from 30 organisations.