The coordinator, General Secretariat of Immigration and Emigration through the Spanish Observatory on Racism and Xenophobia – SGIE/OBERAXE – represents Spain in the High Level Group of the European Commission against racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance (DG-JUST) where the Code of Conduct signed between the European Commission and Internet platforms is monitored. It is also the Spanish institution that participates in the evaluation exercises of the Code of Conduct. The SGIE/OBERAXE also represents Spain in the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and in the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). On the other hand, the SGIE/OBERAXE promoted the signing of the i>Inter-institutional Cooperation and Collaboration Agreement against racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance , and coordinates its activities maintaining the technical secretariat of the Commission for Monitoring the Convention. This Convention is the national institutional structure to coordinate actions related to hate crimes and hate speech. Its link to the project gives it great consistency. They are part of the Convention:

  • The Attorney General’s Office, specifically, the Deputy Attorney General’s Office for hate crimes and discrimination that coordinates a network of 52 provincial prosecutors and the Deputy Attorney General’s Office for cyber crime.
  • The General Council of the Judiciary, which leads a working group on hate crime sentencing analysis.
  • The Ministry of the Interior which in 2017 is setting up a hate crime office.
  • The Ministry of Justice leading a working group on monitoring hate incidents reported to judges.
  • The Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, which leads a working group on training.
  • The Legal Studies Centre under the Ministry of Justice
  • The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, recently incorporated to collaborate in the areas of education and prevention of violence in sport.
  • The Ministry of Employment and Social Security that participates through the SGIE/OBERAXE, promoter of the project. And leader of a specific working group on hate speech online.
  • Representatives of civil society with a broad spectrum are included as observers in the Convention: Movement Against Intolerance (McI); Federation of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transsexuals (FGLBT); Roma Union; Third Sector Platform (includes a majority number of NGOs); Forum for the Social Integration of Immigrants (includes most immigrant associations, support NGOs and other related groups); Council for the Elimination of Racial or Ethnic Discrimination.

Ministry of the Interior is a partner in the project that has already collaborated with the SGIE/OBERAXE in another project co-financed by the EU: FIRIR (2012) for the training of the Security Forces and Corps in the identification and registration of hate crimes, which resulted in the modification of the crime statistics system (SEC) of the Ministry of the Interior and the launch of hate crime reports in Spain with information disaggregated by motivation and other variables.


TRABE, initiatives for the social and solidarity economy. Non-profit organisation with extensive experience in national and European projects and in collaboration with public administrations.


Community of Research on Excellent for All (CREA-UB). University of Barcelona. It is the partner that contributes the scientific methodology to the project for the development of protocols, algorithm and computer tool. It is a community of researchers that has coordinated 5 projects in the EU Framework Programme; 11 in European programmes; and 27 in national programmes, among others.


Association of Latin American Women (AMALGAMA). It is an association of immigrant women that ensures the perspective of gender in the project and of the collectives that can be potential victims of discrimination.