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


Date: 26-27 February 2009

Venue: Strasbourg – Council of Europe, Agora.

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

Participants: this seminar brouhtg together representatives of specialised bodies to combat racism and racial discrimination and representatives of general human rights institutions (Ombudsmen, Human Rights Commissioners, etc.). In addition, a selected number of communication and media experts were invited to the seminar.

Aim: the aim of this seminar was to help national specialised bodies to further develop their strategies for communication and partnership building in order to enhance the impact of their action. To this end, issues that were explored in more depth include how to reach the main stakeholders, how to identify their needs and how to develop and use different communication tools.