triggering rapid mobilisation of international partners if necessary.
The project also intends to support the setting-up of new NHRS
at national, regional or local level, where they do not exist.
The main tool of the programme is the organisation of workshops
for specialised staff members of the NHRS, in order to convey select
information on the legal norms governing priority areas of NHRS
action and to proceed to a peer review of relevant practices used
or envisaged throughout Europe. A manual in several languages will
be prepared after each workshop for dissemination amongst NHRS and
other relevant actors. The choice of the themes for the workshops
takes due account of priorities indicated by the NHRS.
In the first year, five workshops and one round table will be
organised in Italy and Russia, in partnership with the “Centre on
Human Rights and the Rights of Peoples” of the University of Padua,
and the St Petersburg Humanitarian and Political Science “Strategy”
Centre in St Petersburg.
An annual steering meeting of NHRS Contact Persons will be organised
to evaluate the past project activities and design the future ones.
The project will also provide a forum to enhance the system of information
sharing between NHRS in dealing with specific cases, with a particular
focus on good practices.
Finally, missions will be also organised to countries where interest
in setting up a NHRS is expressed, in coordination with other International
Organisations and with the participation of existing national structures.