|Title:||Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection in South East Europe|
|Contractor:||Council of Europe (Contribution Agreement in Joint Management, with 100% financing from IPA Multi-Beneficiary 2011)|
|Beneficiaries:||Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, the “Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and Kosovo*||*All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999) and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo”.|
|Implementation start date:||29/11/2011|
|EU contribution to budget||3,6 M EUR|
The overall objective of the programme is to improve respect for human rights, particularly minority protection in the Beneficiaries in practice, by enhancing the capacities of the relevant national bodies and the regional coherence of their activities. The specific objectives are to (i) strengthen the proper implementation of relevant national legislation and promoting best practices and to (ii) develop a functioning regional network of the relevant national bodies and exchange of best practices in the field of minority protection at regional level.