Topic 1 Needs Assessment


The PRESERVERE project identified, both in its national research and comparative European research, concluded in September 2022, that all project countries u2013 Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Greece, Malta and the Netherlands u2013 need additional training on anti-discrimination and EU law implementation on the national level. This applies for both legal professionals and frontline workers.

The Directive 2012/29/EU also highlights the need for training:

  • u201cAny officials involved in criminal proceedings who are likely to come into personal contact with victims should be able to access and receive appropriate initial and ongoing training, to a level appropriate to their contact with victims, so that they are able to identify victims and their needs and deal with them in a respectful, sensitive, professional and non-discriminatory manner.u201d
  • u201cMember States should ensure such training for police services and court staff. Equally, training should be promoted for lawyers, prosecutors and judges and for practitioners who provide victim support or restorative justice services.u201d
  • u201cMember States’ actions on training should be complemented by guidelines, recommendations and exchange of best practices in accordance with the Budapest roadmap.u201d


Main Target Groups:

  • 210 professionals in the field of law
  • 210 frontline workers (social workers, administration stuff, care givers, psychologists, educators, medic and paramedic professions and others)
  • 70 trainers/educators

Stakeholders & Other Beneficiaries among which:

  • Entities working in combating discrimination, racism, intolerance and xenophobia
  • Civil society organisations & NGOs fighting phenomena of discrimination
  • Public authorities (municipalities, relevant ministry departments, migration offices)
  • National equality bodies
  • Academic staff in the field of law and/or public policy