The Council of Europe has granted financial support to three institutions to implement a project in the framework of the call for proposals open to national human rights institutions and equality bodies in the field of social and economic rights, launched on 15 February 2022.
These institutions are:
- The Commission for Protection from Discrimination of Albania for the implementation of the project “Promotion of the European Social Charter and the work of the European Committee of Social Rights at local level”
The objectives of the proposed action are to promote the European Social Charter at local level, to understand the obligations of the Albanian state to ensure the implementation of social rights, to increase the institutional capacities at local level, recognize the activity of the European Committee of Social Rights for the implementation, and guarantee of the rights defined in the Charter.
- The Protector of Citizens of Serbia for the implementation of the project “Strengthening the capacities of the Protector of Citizens of Serbia for the promotion and protection of socio-economic rights”
The objectives of the proposed action are to strengthen the Protector of Citizens’ capacities to monitor, in line with its mandate of NHRI, the enjoyment of the rights of older women in rural areas as laid down in the European Social Charter, to contribute to improving the legal framework governing the rights of older women in rural areas, and to submit alternative reports to the European Committee of Sosial Rights and other international bodies.
- The Slovak National Centre for Human Rights for the implementation of the project “Enhancing the use of the reporting procedure of the European Social Charter in Slovakia with main focus on Group 4 on children, families and migrants”
The objective of the proposed action is to enhance the use of the reporting procedure of the European Social Charter in Slovakia with a focus on Group 4 on children, families and migrants by conducting desk research on challenges in the implementation of the reported articles, and to create a database of civil society organisations working on the rights relating to children, families and migrants.
The projects must be implemented by the end of November 2022. A total number of 11 institutions took part in the call for proposals.