Welcome to Facing Facts!

Facing Facts! is a civil society initiative that aims to improve the recognition and recording of (and responses to) hate crime and hate speech at national level and beyond by working across civil society and public authorities.

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Published on November 16th , the 2015 ODIHR hate crime report highlights an under-reporting of bias motivations and gaps in reporting across countries.

CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe is delighted to announce it has received a substantial amount from the European Commission Directorate General Justice - Fundamental rights and Union citizenship.These funds will support the new project “Facing all the Facts”.

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Mike Whine of the Community Security Trust (CST) presented Facing Facts! at the 'Human Dimension Implementation Meeting' of the OSCE-ODHIR in Warsaw...

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...

Asif Sadiq (National Association of Muslim Police)

“It is important for us to work closely with CSOs have a good understanding of what role the Police service and the CSOs play and to help victims have confidence in reporting things to us.

Asif Sadiq, National Association of Muslim Police

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.

Facing Facts! Forward

View a selection of photographs from our recent 'Facing Facts! Foward' European Conference held in Brussels in March.

Do you know what a hate crime is?

Brussels 5th March 2015 – Facing Facts! gives significant boost to the cooperation among civil society, government and international organisations to combat hate crimes in Europe