EU Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme, PRESERVERE

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European Union CERV Action Grant Budget-Based

PRESERVERE is concerned with fighting intolerance, racism, xenophobia and discrimination against vulnerable ethnic and racial groups and, in particular, Roma, Jews, Muslims and people of African descent. Starting from the premise that any system tasked with protecting the vulnerable from discrimination must, first and foremost, rely on an effective legal framework, the project implements activities concerned with the better enforcement of the law.

DURATION OF THE PROJECT: 24 months (1st February 2022 until 31st January 2024)

UCLan Lead: Dr Nasia Hadjigeorgiou

Researchers: Dr Katerina Kalaitzaki, Dr Nadia Kornioti


E-Book #1

Title: “The implementation of the EU anti-racism legal framework in 6 European states: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, and the Netherlands”

This contains one European, one comparative and six National Reports on the implementation of the EU legal framework on combating intolerance, racism, xenophobia and discrimination in the different national contexts (including features of the domestic legislation that are likely to have an impact, positive or negative, on the implementation of the law).

The analysis was made with data collected from 13 Focus Groups with 70 legal professionals and frontline workers in 6 European Countries and 42 individual interviews.

Download our e-book #1

The individual reports are also available for download on Academia, in English and in two national languages ​​​​(Italian and Greek).

Online Toolkit and Capacity Building Sessions

Online Toolkit and Capacity Building Sessions (trainings) in six European countries addressed to legal and frontline professionals aiming at offering valid, credible and accessible learning sources to proactively identify instances of violations of the EU framework; encouraging practices of reporting; assisting in the better enforcement of the EU law on anti-racism and anti-discrimination.


+210 Legal professionals

+210 Frontline workers and other social services staff

+70 trainers/educators

White Paper offering key lessons learned and recommendations

Final Conference in Cyprus


Cyprus: UCLan Cyprus

Cyprus: Center for Social Innovation – CSI

Italy: Lai-momo Società Cooperativa Sociale

Italy: San Saturnino Social Cooperative Onlus

Malta: The People for Change Foundation

The Netherlands: Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Greece: Center for European Constitutional Law (CECL)  Bulgaria: Multi Kulti Collective

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See the project’s flyer in English here and in Greek here.