Title: Prevent Roma discrimination providing mediation skills to police officers


Grant agreement no: DG JUST/2015/RDIS/AG/DISC/9451


Duration: 15 Νοεμβρίου 2016 - 15 Νοεμβρίου 2018


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Research area:

The PROACTIVE project aims to provide social mediation skills to first line Greek police officers, focusing on fighting discrimination and at the same time on the implementation of policies that prevent the social exclusion of the vulnerable group of the Roma. Through the development and application of an innovative participatory social mediation and preventive security framework, the project seeks to enhance the role of police officers as an integral part of the “social chain”, highlighting the role of trained Roma mediators.


  • Identification of existing perceptions – Locating Stereotypes Identification of existing beliefs and perceptions of the members of Roma communities as far as police officers are concerned and of the police officers regarding the Roma, in 4 target areas across Greece (Attica, Peloponnese, Central Greece, Central Macedonia), in order to develop a tailor-made methodology.
  • Training of 360 fist-line police officers on social mediation and preventive security issues Implementation of 21 police training seminars, in different target areas across Greece with increased Roma population, with the participation for the first time at national level of Roma Mediators – trained as part of the European ROMED project, as co-trainers of the police officers.
  • Pilot implementation: Creation of Local Action Groups in selected / target areas, to promote preventive security issues Promoting and enhancing the relationships of trust in the field, through the development of Local Action Groups, with the participation of representatives of the local authorities and relevant services, the Roma communities and the trained police officers.
  • Impact assessment – Develop Public Policy Recommendations Impact assessment, focusing on the behavioral change of the trained police officers and the members of Roma communities, who participated in the action, with a focus on their relationships, existing attitudes and perceptions.



This project has received funding from the European Union’s DG JUST/2015/RDIS/AG/DISC/9451





European Commission