DIVERCITY is an action-research project that intends to make a diagnosis of the multiple dimensions of homo- and transphobia in six medium cities in Europe (Charleroi, Girona, Nottingham, Sabadell, Thessaloniki and Wroclaw), paying particular attention to hate crimes and hate speech. In addition, the legal, political and social measures carried out by governments and civil society organizations to effectively prevent and combat this social problem will be analysed.

This preliminary research will allow sharing best practices between the cities of the project to find solutions to shared needs, and promoting innovative measures to tackle the needs and demands of LGBT people and ensure their fundamental rights. The project is co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme of the European Union, and has a duration of two years (2015-2017).