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ADPOLIS - Antidiscrimination policies successfully implemented (2016-2017)

The project deals with the success factors of policies against racial or ethnic discrimination that are already implemented in European cities. The concrete steps of implementation, important arguments in negotiations as well as challenges and lessons learned will be identified and analysed. Basing on this analysis, model policies will be compiled and made available to local authorities, politicians and practitioners. Another aim of the project is facilitating anti-racism policies through mutual learning, exchange and trainings.



- Fieldwork research to investigate the implementation process and success factors of good practices in different European cities
- Analysis and compilation of transferable model policies.
- Publication of an implementation manual (online in 8 languages)
- Exchange activities
- Trainings on policy implementation
- Dissemination

Who will benefit and how?

Local politicians will attain knowledge on the key factors for policy success and arguments and tools for negotiations.

City administrations will be provided with policy examples as well as instructions on how to implement them.

Civil society actors and vulnerable groups will be also provided with arguments to advocate for the implementation of policies against racial or ethnic discrimination.

Project partners

European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (ETC), Graz, Austria (Coordination)
Stockholm University, Department of Law, Sweden
Legal Defence Bureau for National and Ethnic Minorities (NEKI), Budapest, Hungary
Cidalia, diversity consultancy, S.L.L, Madrid, Spain
Centre for European Constitutional Law (CECL), Athens, Greece
University of Padova, Human Rights Centre, Padova, Italy 

Associated partners

European Coalition of Cities Against Racism (ECCAR)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 

The ECCAR Toolkit for Equality, outcome of this project, is available for download here in German and English, and can be accessed in Italian on the Italian version of the site

This project is funded by the European Union (JUST/2014/RDIS/AG/DISC/8084).

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