Community Policing without Borders

Research shows that a transparent and neutral police force is essential for the population to have trust in the police. If there is trust, the actions of the police will be better accepted and legitimized in the eyes of the population. 

The objective of this project is to contribute to the eradication of all forms of racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance and discrimination within the Belgian Police force and by the Belgian police towards migrant communities.  

To attain its general objective, the project will focus on the following four specific objectives: 

1. Improve the police’s Human Resources policy and processes to increase migrant representation in the police corps and retain police officers with a migration background. 

2. Improve the quality of the existing complaint mechanisms to increase their accessibility to victims of racists and xenophobic acts and efficacy in addressing acts of racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance. 

3. Improve community policing and trust between migrant communities and the police to reduce racial bias, xenophobia and intolerance. 

4. Facilitate transnational exchange among stakeholders on local, national and European levels to contribute to the eradication of all forms of racism, xenophobia and intolerance in police forces in the EU. 

Timeline: 1st April 2021-31 March 2023.





This project supports the implementation of the following Sustainable Development Goals:



This project is implemented in partnership with:





The following stakeholders will also be involved:





The project is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020)