There is no cap on!

2,000 Euro Prize 2015

Country: Hungary

Region: Implemented nationwide

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Poverty

Project owner: Roma Press Association

Responsible person: Suri Szilvia

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

The objective of the campaign is to combat the criminalization of poverty by publicity and cooperation. We would like to publicity for the unpublished and individual cases to inform more and more people. Our aim is to empower local community at least in 50 settlements by raising the awareness on their problems. Besides the aforementioned we working on proposals and on opening the bike services.

Appreciation of the Jury

“Whether you wear a cap or not, you’ll be punished” – this is more or less how ethnic profiling works. Police could control any cyclist – they would always find something that is not as it should be. Especially in poor areas. But they “specialise” in people from the Roma community. “'There Is No Cap On” wants to disturb that practice. The absurdity of police intervention is highlighted; the most excessive case is awarded the prize. Even mainstream media are thus alerted to punishments dealt out according to ethnic criteria. At the same time, those responsible are offered help for the changing of such police practices. An innovative sandwich strategy, so to say.