Final conference of the intra-European project PRINT

On 11 March, the final conference of the “PRINT” European project on the prevention of racism and intolerance took place. Led by the DACG and the DILACRH, in partnership with the German Ministry of Justice, the PRINT project aimed at engaging with Germany in a joint reflection on the harmonisation and strengthening of the criminal justice response against racist and xenophobic behaviour.

In the Paris’s Court of Appeal, representatives of 8 EU countries, French and German judges, representatives of European institutions, representatives of French, French, Spanish and German civil society gathered around the experts from the project and major witnesses in order to exchange ideas on how to improve the fight against racism.

Built around study visits to the four associated countries, this project, which began on 20 November 2017, produced a guide to the presentation of practices which could help to improve the fight against racism. As a result of the pooling of knowledge and reflection, this guide helps to identify key action areas in the fight against racism, which, despite the differences in the legal cultures of the Member States, can serve as a source of inspiration for other Member States of the Union.