• Strengthening the capacity and support the authorities to improve the implementation of the policy/legal framework related to anti-discrimination, combating hate-speech and protecting rights of LGBTI persons in line with the standards and recommendations set by the Council of Europe – especially those of the European Commission on Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
  • Contributing in strengthening the capacities of the Office for Good Governance in the Prime Minister’s Office and Ombudsperson in regards to human rights protection mechanisms
How will the Action work ?
  • Policy and legislative support to institutions
  • Capacity building activities
  • Peer-to-peer exchanges with regional and European partners
  • Conduct awareness raising campaigns and public discussions on selected anti-discrimination topics
  • Support to civil society organisations and municipalities by small grant schemes, to enhance their capacities to tackle discrimination and reach out to the people
expected results
  • Implementation of anti-discrimination policies and legislation, at the central and local level (especially on protection of the rights of LGBTI persons, and on combating hate speech/hate crime) is improved
  • Dialogue and cooperation between institutions and civil society organizations in promoting and protecting the human rights is enhanced
  • Awareness of citizens on their rights and mechanisms to defend them is strengthened
  • Contribution to achieve better protection of human rights for the citizens of Kosovo* and to build a more diverse, equal and tolerant society

project at glance

Duration: 43 months (May 2019 to December 2022)

Beneficiaries :

► Citizens of Kosovo*

► Public authorities, including the law enforcement agencies

► Education professionals
► LGBTI community, and other vulnerable social groups
► Civil society organisations engaged in promoting and protecting human rights

Funding: The European Union and the Council of Europe

Budget: 340,000.00 Euros

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Project team

Betim Zllanoga, Project Officer, Pristina

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*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ opinion on Kosovo Declaration of Independence