Seminar of the Council of Europe’s Anti-Racism Commission (ECRI) for national independent authorities combating racism and intolerance


Date: 28 – 29 February 2008

Venue: Strasbourg – Council of Europe, G Building

Organised by: the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the Council of Europe

Participants: This seminar brought together representatives of specialised bodies to combat racism and racial discrimination, representatives of general human rights institutions (Ombudsmen, Human Rights Commissioners, etc.). In addition, a selected number of specialised NGOs and experts in the field of integration and non-discrimination were invited to this seminar.

Aim: the aim of this seminar was to make national specialised bodies aware of the risks and opportunities of current integration policies and how they can actively influence them to ensure that non-discrimination is at the heart of these policies.