The first training of trainers took place during 27 - 28 July 2021 in Pristina in a hybrid event, as part of the close partnership between the European Union and the Council of Europe with the Office for Good Governance in the Office of the Prime Minister. The programme is supporting the process of capacity building for the public officials on how to report and analyse data on discrimination more efficiently. The discussion aimed at empowering the staff of the Office for Good Governance with increased understanding of data collection in the field of discrimination, by getting them more familiar with the new reporting tool devised as part of the local Horizontal Facility II anti-discrimination action.
Civil servants exchanged with Council of Europe staff and experts on how the tool and data can be used in the best way, to provide a snapshot of the most recurrent forms of discrimination, at central and local level, as reported by various institutions. The results of the analysis should lead to an improved annual reporting on implementation of the Law on Protection from Discrimination, as per the coordinating role the Office for Good Governance has in the system. New trainers will continue working on practical exercises, tutored by experts, and will become able to train and assist their peers among the anti-discrimination focal points in municipalities and ministries in the future.
The activity is organised within the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, and its action on “Promotion of diversity and equality ”, in cooperation with the Office for Good Governance/Prime Minister Office.