Topic 4 Best Practices – Examples

In this topic, we would like to show you some best practice examples. For more detailed information, please click on the respective institution.

Office of the Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process

The Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process (RTCYPP), under the Auspices of the Embassy of Sweden (RTCYPP), is a peace-building initiative with the religious leaders of Cyprus ‘who are committed to work together for human rights, peace and reconciliation’. The Office of RTCYPP was established to encourage and facilitate productive dialogue among Cyprus’ religious leaders and to strengthen the enhancement of ‘religious freedom and peace in Cyprus and to contribute positively and constructively to the Cyprus peace talks’.



Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage

The bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (TCCH) was established in 2008 by both the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders under the auspices of the United Nations. The TCCH aims at protecting the endangered cultural heritage of the island and preserves these monuments.


Racist Violence Recording Network

The Network was established in 2011 at the initiative of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Greece and the National Commission for Human Rights. Beside others, the Network promotes information and public awareness on the fight against racism and organises and participates in training programs for civil society and relevant institutions on issues related to identifying, recording and tackling hate crimes.



State criminal police office

In close cooperation with the Competence Centre against Extremism (KONEX), the State Office of Criminal Investigation has developed the prevention programme ‘Safe in Faith Communities’. In addition to the actual security situation, the focus is also on the sense of security of faith communities.



Portuguese Association for Victim Support

The association was founded on 25 June 1990, and supports victims of crime individually through the provision of free and confidential services. To support victims of terrorism and hate crime, the institution involves and coordinates the response of all key actors: emergency medical professionals (doctors, psychologists), firefighters, civil protection, judicial authorities, and security staff, embassy and consular services, victim support technicians, etc.