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Call for proposals to prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance and to monitor, prevent and counter hate speech online

Deadline for application: 24 April 2019

Considering racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other specific forms of intolerance such as anti-semitism, anti-muslim hatred and anti-migrant hatred, transphobia, afrophobia, antigypsyism, hate crimes against persons with disabilities, the following priorities shall be financed:

1. To prevent and combat racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance – indicative budget € 3.000.000
Focus on:

  • concrete measures and initiatives to prevent and combat forms of intolerance and their manifestations on the ground, in particular hate crime and hate speech;
  • empowering, supporting and protecting groups, communities and individuals affected by manifestations of forms of intolerance, in particular hate crime and hate speech;
  • measures to foster better understanding and improved dialogue among different groups and communities, also building on the role of community leaders, youth and multipliers;

2. To monitor, prevent and counter hate speech online – indicative budget € 2.000.000
Focus on:

  • countering hate speech online on social platforms/internet companies;
  • preventing hate speech online;
  • developing online alternative positive narratives to counter hatred;

3. To improve responses to racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance at national level – indicative budget € 2.000.000 restricted to public authorities
Focus on:

  • building capacity of national authorities and enhancing interagency coordination and cooperation to improve responses to racism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance at national level;
  • ensuring better application on the ground of hate crime and hate speech legislation;
  • improving hate crime recording and data collection practices at national level, in particular building on the work of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights led sub-group on recording and data collection;
  • improving support for victims of hate crime and hate speech, addressing underreporting, building trust between communities and public authorities.

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