Research, collection and analysis of data from the Health System.

The objective of this workstream is to thoroughly analyze the underreporting of hate crimes and the attention provided to the victims of such crimes at and by the Health System.

In order to achieve it, we are firstly conducting an in-depth analysis of the under-reporting of hate crimes. We study the attention given to the victims of such crimes by the Health System through interviews with both victims and health care professionals. This way, we gather their perception and experiences, since they are often the first to interact with victims after the crime occurred. They are nurses, doctors and other relevant members of staff (social workers, etc.) of the services that deliver primary care to victims (hospital emergencies and extra hospital emergencies – 112), but that can also follow them up periodically (health care centres).

This work, designed by experts from universities, is conducted in the eight participating countries through interviews, questionnaires and desktop research. Sixty questionnaires and twenty interviews in each four countries are planned. We do, however, face difficulties in having victims of hate crimes recognized and reported.

The research is conducted in each country on the regions/cities of:

  • Cyprus: Limassol, Larnaca, Nicosia and Paphos.
  • Hungary: Budapest and Szeged.
  • Malta: Malta and Gozo.
  • Spain: Toledo, Talavera, Ciudad Real, Madrid and Barcelona.
Spain: Toledo, Talavera, Ciudad Real, Madrid and Barcelona.
Malta: Malta and Gozo.
Cyprus: Limassol, Larnaca, Nicosia and Paphos.
Hungary: Budapest and Szeged.

On the basis of the data collected, we will be able to develop four national reports, one per participating country, and one common European report. These documents will compile and explain the data obtained in each country as well as the conclusions of the national research. They will also include recommendations on how to improve health and psychosocial attention to victims, as well as reporting and communication between health institutions and enforcement bodies. They will be intended for the EU Commission, national authorities, stakeholders and the general public. Our presence at ENAR Europe will also allow us to include a broader perspective.

These researching activities have been approved by the Ethical Committees of the hospitals.

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