The Change agent international event was held in Rotterdam on 9-11 June, 2016.
The seminar consisted of group work (in national groups, groups of the same profession and mixed groups) and plenary discussions. Throughout the training the Dutch experts presented their work on hate crime addressing the theme ‘How to be a change agent’.
The first day was used to look back on the national training sessions and to define the most urgent issues to be addressed in Italy, Hungary and Greece.
The second day was largely attributed to discussing the elements to be included in model protocols for tackling different types of hate crime, which was done in mixed groups.
The final part of the second day and the first part of the third were used to further elaborate on the concept of change agents, bringing together all elements previously addressed in the change agent presentations and plenary discussions.
Finally each participant wrote down and presented a personal plan for a concrete action within their power to tackle a specific problem or face a specific challenge related to hate crime.
Stefano Chirico, lieutenant colonel, Italian National Police, Observatory for security against acts of discrimination (OSCAD)
Roberta Porro, Lawyer, member of ASGI, Association for Juridical Studies on Immigration
PéterHorváth, deputy head, Appellate Prosecution Service of Győr-Moson-Sopron County
Ervin Barna, Police Officer (investigator), Detection Department, Budapest Police Headquarters
member of Special Hate Crime Network police
TamásFazekas, Attorney, Hungarian Helsinki Committee
Agapi Chouzouraki, Lawyer, Greek Council for Refugees adult trainer at the Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation
Maria Salmanli, Judge (in training), National School of Judges in Thessaloniki
Herman Renes, Trainer and consultant hate crime, Dutch Police Academy
Ed Faas, Project manager Tackling discrimination at the Dutch national police
Maartje Vrins, Specialist policy officer,National Expertise Centre on Discrimination Public prosecution service
Ingeborg Doves, Public prosecutor, Portfolio Discrimination, Public prosecution service, The Hague
GöranSluiter, Lawyer at Prakkend’Oliveira Human Rights Lawyers