LIGHT ON – Cross-community actions for combating the modern symbolism and languages of racism and discrimination
• Strengthening the capacity of professionals and authorities to denounce hate crimes and discriminatory behaviours, through a highly specialised training model and a toolbox for the recognition of racist or discriminatory features, even when hidden in social behaviours that are normally accepted;
• Encouraging people to report if they become victims or witness an incident of discrimination. With targeted activities aimed to encourage complaints to responsible authorities, the project seeks to create a proactive enforcement of discrimination where to each infraction follows a penalty, formal or informal, in contrast to the normalisation of racism;
• Providing tools for the promotion of European campaigns that will be validated by a European anti-discrimination consortium and tested in five national campaigns.
Project coworkers: Ana Frank, Mojca Pajnik and Franja Arlič
• Creation of the End-user Advisory Board which will evaluate the anti-discrimination toolkit;
• Analysis and scientific research of hidden and explicit symbols of racism and discrimination, assessing through qualitative and quantitative analysis how these are perceived in communities in Europe;
• Establishment of five National Watching Points to promote active role of local communities in contrasting racism;
• Creation and pilot of a training model for law enforcement officers and related responsible authorities in order to improve their ability to recognise and contrast racism;
• Development of anti-racism smart toolbox; a set of practical instruments targeted at different audiences (including guidelines for law enforcement entities, a visual database of racist images and a related glossary, as well as templates for reporting);
• Launching a social network-based self-reporting system for online racism;
• Promotion of the campaign to spot discriminatory behaviours and promote project activities.