In the frame of its 2016 Annual Congress the Catalan Association of Local Police Chiefs and Commander (ACCOLC) awarded SOS Racisme with the Medal for Institutional, Social and Political Collaboration for being the Catalan partner of the TOGETHER! project. With this award ACCPOLC highlights the importance of collaboration between law enforcement agencies and organizations of civil society to prevent and counter hate crimes, especially by improving understanding on bias-motivated incidents of Governmental and Governmental stakeholders.
At present 75 officers from Catalan local police bodies has been trained in recording and monitoring hate crimes. By the end of the project, approximately 200 members of Catalan local and regional police are expected to attend TOGETHER! training sessions.