The increase of right-wing extremism across Central Europe has motivated a few NGOs to start a new transnational project called „Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Extremism in Central Europe“ aimed at combating racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism and other related intolerance such as anti-Roma racism in the Czech Republic, Germany (Saxony), Slovakia and Hungary.
We believe that prevention is the most effective tool in the fight against such phenomena We decided to highlight the good prevention programs in our four participating countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Germany) as well as look at failures in combating racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and Anti Roma racism. We believe that the mutual exchange of good and bad experience in combating racism and xenophobia would be a good tool to learn from each other and project the experience and knowledge to national policies on combating racism and xenophobia.
We launched the project with a kick-off meeting in Prague, Czech Republic in 2011 June. The partners discussed all related questions and agreed on a lot of details of the upcoming activities. The project is sponsored by the European Union Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme.