EN Perceptions News

Policy Roundtable on Co-designing an inclusive Europe

What: Policy roundtable based on findings from ten #H2020 projects, including PERCEPTIONS

When: 1st March 2022, 2022, 08:30-16:00

Where (hybrid): Norwegian House of Research and Innovation, Rue Guimaard 9, Brussels and online

How: Free registration online →

Migrations and migrants in the EU: Changing narratives – modifying practices – influencing policies.

Join us live in Brussels on March 1st or watch the broadcast.

Including migrants in the European Union has not been a uniform process and has revealed several obstacles in the path of making the inclusion and integration of people on the move efficient, humane, and dignified.

PERCEPTIONS, a Horizon 2020 project focusing on understanding the impact of narratives and perceptions of Europe on migration, led by SYNYO, joins forces with 9 other EU-funded projects. The roundtable will be the occasion for PERCEPTIONS to communicate its preliminary results to high level decision-makers in Brussels on providing practices, tools and guides for practitioners, on the (economic, cultural, political) impact of various narratives, images and perceptions of the EU, on innovative solutions to enhancing integration and cohesion, and on the role of domestic agents.

In this roundtable, we will bring together researchers, practitioners, journalists, and policymakers to discuss the potential of re-interpreting existing narratives, to present good practices resulting from the ongoing projects, and to inform political decision-making processes.

This event offers a rare opportunity to engage with researchers and practitioners from 34 countries including 21 EU countries, representing a total of 135 institutions.

Get insights into state-of the-art fieldwork and practices and learn about solutions that have been tested on the ground!

Visit our website for more information:

See the agenda: https://inclusive‐

EN Mirad News

MIRAD Opening Conference

“Continuity in Counter-radicalisation Programmes: MIRAD threefold approach” online conference is an event marking the launch of MIRAD project.

MIRAD (Multi-Ideological Radicalisation Assessment towards Disengagement) is funded by the European Commission’s Internal Security Fund – Police (ISFP) (GA no. 101035878). Its official consortium kick-off took place in January this year and this conference will bring the subject of the project together with its main goals and background to a interested in audience.  Additionally, invited keynote speakers will share experience, a wider perspective and different aspects within the radicalisation topic.

The event is addressed to a wide range of stakeholders and practitioners involved in monitoring, preventing and counteracting radicalisation especially NGO organisations working with extremist/radical individuals, prison and probation staff, judicial staff, researchers, practitioners, networks, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders in the field of Violent right-wing extremism and Islamist Extremism risk assessment and intervention; and other entities interested in this topic.

The opening conference will be held online on 24 February starting at 12:00 CET. Registration is required. Registration form can be found here.

EN Trace News

Third Transnational Meeting in Granada

The Erasmus + TRACE project on ‘Traditional children’s stories for a common future’ developed by the Euro-Arab Foundation together with European partners from Croatia, Greece and Latvia, concludes its three-year work in Granada. This third transnational meeting of the project has taken place on July 15 and 16, 2021 at the headquarters of the Euro-Arab Foundation.

The executive secretary of the Euro-Arab, Inmaculada Marrero Rocha, congratulated the different partners who arrived from Croatia, Greece and Latvia, who together with the Euro-Arab Foundation as a Spanish partner, make up the consortium of this project financed by the Erasmus + program.

During these two days, TRACE partners have analysed and evaluated the programs and activities that they have been developing over the past two years, applying innovative educational methods. The results achieved have been evaluated and the future exploitation plan for the resources available on the digital platform designed. In it, the selected and translated stories are available in several languages, to the worksheets to carry out the workshops, as well as guidelines and orientations for teachers and librarians.

–>  Access to the Platform

EN Pave

Paris will host the PAVE project work sessions about prevention of violent extremism

From 22 to 24 of February, a working meeting of the European project PAVE is celebrated in Paris. This project, in which the Euro-Arab Foundation participates, focuses its works in guide the policies of violent extremism prevention in the European Union.

At the second working meeting of the PAVE project –“Understanding the causes of radicalization and violent extremism”, will gather the different members of the consortium from different countries of the MENA region (North Africa and Middle East), Western Europe and Southeast Europe, to present the conclusions of the field investigations that have been carried out in the past year, about risk factors and resilience to violent extremism.

In the PAVE project, funded by the European Horizon 2020 programme, in which it is involved the Euro-Arab Foundation with another 13 partners, special attention is given to evaluation in the initiatives and preventive measures that exist to improve the community resilience into four thematic areas that are: the interrelation between religious, political and ethnic extremism; the interaction between religious and state institutions; (de)radicalisation narratives and transnational interactions, including the impact on and from Europe.

 Alongside the planned working meeting, a symposium has been scheduled to exchange ideas and experiences among researchers of the PAVE project and another two consortia with which this project has been collaborating in similar initiatives, CONNEKT or PREVEX. The symposium, to be held throughout Wednesday 23 February, will discuss at its first session the possible harmonization of the different terminological approaches and the delineation of the scope of available policy instruments to address the phenomenon of radicalization, violent extremism and terrorism.

The second session will be a sharing of the strategies and the data with those that work the different participant consortia, with the goal of promoting among all  an vision more holistic and reinforced, when it comes to understanding the interventions of the community actors and developing the formulation of specific policies and initiatives directed by the community.

A session will also be devoted to analyzing the characteristics that exist in the relationship between gender, religion, ethnicity and political context with violent extremism. The results obtained in the field studies carried out in the regional Balkan and in the MENA region area will be analyzed at the following sessions, debate in which the researcher Josep García Coll of the Euro-Arab Foundation will be involved.

In these sessions is intended to identify the regional tendencies and its implications for the development of prevention policies and strategies of violent extremism. The methodological challenges encountered in conducting the research and the strategies used to mitigate them will also be discussed.

EN Standup News

The Euro-Arab Foundation reaffirms its commitment to the fight against hate, intolerance and discrimination with the STAND-UP project

The Euro-Arab Foundation is committed to fighting against hate, intolerance and discrimination by integrating the European consortium of the STAND-UP project, co-funded by the European Commission Directorate General for Justice and Consumers. These practices and feelings often lead to committing serious and violent crimes and are largely causes of broader social tensions and have long-lasting repercussions on victims, their families and on our societies. However, there are deficiencies at the European level in the management of hate crimes and discrimination against people or communities based on gender, race, sexuality or other aspects, as well as in the response given by the public authorities of European countries.

The partners of the STAND-UP project meet today from Italy, Spain, Greece and France for the first time, starting the project that will be developed over the next two years.

The STAND-UP Project’s main objective is to improve cooperation between different organizations in the fight against hate crimes through the design, development and implementation of a new inter-institutional model led by public authorities. To achieve this objective, STAND-UP proposes:

1. Establish common definitions of hate crime, integrated into a framework for cooperation;

2. Standardize reporting procedures;

3. Deepening understanding of the phenomena of hate speech and crimes, including the feelings behind them;

4. Strengthen support for victims;

5. Design and implement training for CSOs, LEAs, prosecutors and judges on how to report, investigate, prosecute and prevent hate crimes and discrimination.

The model developed by STAND-UP will include technological tools that make it possible to improve the monitoring of hate crimes and speeches, as well as the exchange of data between the different organizations; an established definition of hate crimes; two models for reporting hate crimes (for law enforcement agencies and CSOs) and an inter-agency manual for victim support. STAND-UP will make use of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) techniques and tools in such a way that public authorities and Civil Society organizations can identify areas of intervention, groups at risk and the weight of the feelings of hatred expressed. via Internet.

Within the framework of the project, training will be carried out for relevant actors, CSOs, LEAs, prosecutors and judges, so that they can implement the tools and mechanisms developed within the framework of the project with the support of Virtual Reality.

The Foundation will be in charge of the dissemination and communication of STAND-UP in order to publicize the project and its results, seek the sustainability, exploitation and transferability of the products, contributing to raising awareness of hate crimes.

Project coordinator:

Procura della Repubblica presso il Tribunale Ordinario di Trento – Italy 


National Commission for Human Rights – Ethniki Epitropi gia ta Dikaiomata tou Anthropou – Greece
Fundación Euroárabe de Altos Estudios – Spain
European Public Law Organization – Greece
Fondazione Agenfor International – Italy
Association des Agences de la Democratie Locale – France