ECCAR Toolkit for Equality

Why is anti-discrimination policy at the local level important? How should inequalities be identified and their relevance assessed from a human rights perspective? How can challenges in planning, implementing and evaluating political measures for equality be overcome? 

The ECCAR Toolkit for Equality addresses these questions in a very practical way. It is realised with support of the European Commission, UNESCO, the European Coalition of Cities against Racism (ECCAR), Open Society Foundation – At Home in Europe, ETC Graz, and the cities of Bern, Bologna, Esch-sur-Alzette, Ghent, Graz, Potsdam, Rotterdam, Vienna, and Zurich. The Toolkit is a manual to support cities in implementing local policies that successfully counteract racism and racial discrimination or in adjusting existing ones. It provides experience-based step-by-step instructions for implementing concrete policies,  showing the path to success from conceptualization and planning, to implementation, and to impact assessment and evaluationstarting from the conceptualization and ending with measuring their impact. The chapters on policy models are targeted to local authorities and all follow a human rights based approach to the promotion of greater equality.

The Toolkit consists of 12 chapters and is available for download in eight languages. You can find the entire Toolkit on this page.