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Facing Facts! Bruno De Lille, Secretary of State for Equal Opportunities, Brussels Capital Region

2y ago
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In the face of rising hate crimes in Europe, NGOs are taking greater initiative to fill gaps left by European governments failure to collect and monitor data on hate crimes. Last year, approximately 4,000 hate-based incidents were reported by over 80 NGOs throughout the OSCE region, according to the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. Against the backdrop of the Breivik mass murder trial in Norway and a month after the killings in Toulouse, 15 NGOs joined forces to enhance their capacity to deal with the threats that minority groups face in Europe, as part of the EC-funded 'Facing Facts!' project co-ordinated by CEJI - A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe.