Antidiscrimination policies successfully implemented_ADPOLIS

January 2016 – December 2018

European Commission, DG Justice- Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014-2020


The overall objective of this project is to deal with the success factors of policies against racial or ethnic discrimination that are already implemented in European cities. Implementation steps, challenges and lessons learned will be identified and, based on their analysis, model policies will be compiled and made available to local authorities, politicians and practitioners. Another aim of the project is to facilitate anti-racism policies through mutual learning, exchange and trainings.
Through the project, local politicians will attain knowledge on the key factors for policy success, city administration will be provided with policy examples and instructions on how to implement them and civil society actors and vulnerable groups will be equipped with arguments to advocate for the implementation of policies against racial or ethnic discrimination.

– 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

Implementing Institutions

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

Associate partners

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