Improving skills on combating hate crime more effectively


2019 06 19


With the aim of strengthening the ability to recognize hate crimes and hate speech as well as to ensure effective investigation, prosecution and adequate punishment, the Ministry of the Interior has launched a joint training for police officers, prosecutors and judges.  

The first two training sessions took place in June in Vilnius. In September 2019 training will be provided also in other cities such as Panevėžys, Klaipėda, Šiauliai and Kaunas. In total 300 police officers, prosecutors and judges will improve their knowledge during 17 training sessions organised by February 2020.

The project "Strengthening response to hate crime and hate speech in Lithuania" funded by the EU Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) is implemented by the Ministry of the Interior (Project coordinator), the Office of the Inspector of Journalist Ethics and the Prosecutor General’s Office.

  The project is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020)