RACCOMBAT: Preventing and Combatting Racism and Xenophobia through Social Orientation of Non-Nationals

  • Project duration: 01.10.2017 - 01.08.2019.
  • Project costs: 34 665,86 EUR
  • Financier: European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020)
  • Contacts: Agnese Lāce

The project aims to introduce an innovative approach to non-nationals’ language tuition and social orientation to incorporate rule of law education element, mainstream integration in relevant policy portfolios and to acquaint general public with best practices in social orientation.

Project activities

    1) Mapping of existing integration frameworks in 12 European Union member states;
    2) Analysing courses’ curricula and implementation in six member states;
    3) Collection of best practices and guidelines on including tolerance and non-discrimination topics in the integration process.



Project publications and events

    1) Analytical activities: 2 methodologies for mapping and analysing and 1 template for best practices; 12 mapping country reports; 6 analytical country reports; 1 collection of best practices; 1 set of guidelines;
    2) Training activities: 6 trainings with 150 stakeholders’ representatives;
    3) Mutual learning, exchange of good practices, cooperation: 4 events with 20 national authorities, 20 NGOs/CSOs and 20 local authorities;
    4) Awareness-raising, information and dissemination: 1 international conference for 50-55 participants, 1 contact database, 3 newsletters, social network profile, website and a printed book.



Expected project results

    1) Developed tools and practices to foster understanding between host and non-national communities via offering human rights - oriented integration modules;
    2) Improved knowledge on how to promote zero tolerance towards hatred and discrimination by and to host communities;
    3) Innovative research material and best practice collection stimulating holistic approach towards integration;
    4) Publicised successful experiences to mobilise social support and mutual understanding against hate and intolerance.



Project partners
University of Antwerp/CeMIS (Belgium)
Centre for European Constitutional Law (Greece)
Pro Refugiu (Romania)
Center for the Study of Democracy (Bulgaria)
ETC Graz (Austria)

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