ABOUT PEER ACTION AGAINST HATE
The persistent problems of racism, hate speech and hate crime have been identified and acknowledged at the highest levels of the European Union. The EU Anti-Racism Action Plan 2020- 2025 is an important framework document, which gives a solid basis for efforts across the Union, and many Member States, including the partner countries, are committed to implementing the strategy at the national level.
In this light, the Peer Action Against Hate Project, bringing together both national public authorities and civil society actors from Finland, Croatia and Ireland, will create national and cross-country learning opportunities for policy makers and civil society organisations when it comes to implementing the EU Action Plan Against Racism in the area of victim support to members of minoritised groups. Therefore, it will improve effectiveness of actions to combat racism, discrimination and hate crime. This will mostly be done conducting comparative desktop and interview-based research research on victim support services across Ireland, Croatia and Finland. The role of INAR within this project is to conduct this research on the Irish context.
The findings of the research will inform:
- Development of better, more accessible victim support services
- The development of virtual support tools such as best practice manuals.
- Design of impact assessment tools
- Implementation of platforms for cooperation of different stakeholders
Are you working working in the area of victim support? This can include state services, and non-governmental and community development organisations who offer support to members of minoritised communities who have been victims of crime. This project is intended to learn from your experiences and we would like to hear from you.