The Committee on Anti-Discrimination, Diversity, and Inclusion (CDADI) held its third meeting from15 to 17 June 2021, partly in person. It examined the work of the Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (ADI-ROM), the Expert Committee on Combating Hate Speech (ADI/MSI-DIS), the Working Group on Intercultural Integration (GT-ADI-INT) and the Working group on a study on active political participation of minority youth.
The Chair of the Expert Committee on Combating Hate Speech (ADI/MSI-DIS), María Rún Bjarnadóttir, presented the draft text of the Recommendation on combating hate speech and the expert committees approach while drafting the text of the Recommendation. The committee members intensely studied the draft text of the Recommendation on combating hate speech. They requested the Expert Committee (ADI/MSI-DIS) to launch the stakeholders' consultations and continue its work towards finalizing the text for review at the 4th meeting of CDADI, before submitting it to the Committee of Ministers.
Pia Buhl Girolami, Chair of the Working Group on Intercultural Integration (GT-ADI-INT), presented the draft text of the Recommendation on multi-level policies and governance for intercultural integration and the draft Model Framework for an intercultural integration strategy. The Committee adopted the Model Framework and gave a green light for a stakeholder's consultation of the draft text of the Recommendation.
The Vice-Chair of the Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (ADI-ROM), Jàn Hero, informed the Committee on the 3rd meeting of ADI-ROM, the Roma Youth Conference held in April 2021, the last Dialogue meeting with Roma and Travellers civil society on combating hate speech and on the preparation of the 8th International Roma Women conference that will take place on September 2021 in North Macedonia. In addition, the Head of the Roma and Traveller Team presented the various programmes that the Council of Europe’s Roma and Travellers Team implements in a number member states of the Council of Europe concerning education, access to justice, and the empowerment of local authorities.
The Committee has also adopted the Study on active political participation of national minority youth that is built on good practices in member states, exchanged views on Artificial Intelligence (AI), equality and discrimination, and held discussions on the situation and participation of Roma women and girls and cooperation with civil society.