Sensitised treatment of LGBTI prisoners in correctional institutions

26-27/07/2022 IGMAN, Bosnia and Herzegovina

25 participants of prison staff from different parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Ministries of Justice and Human Rights and refugees, strengthened their knowledge and capacities during the education on the topic of treatment of LGBTI persons with an additional focus on transgender...

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Sensitised treatment of LGBTI prisoners in correctional institutions

26-27 July 2022 Igman

25 participants of prison staff from different parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Ministries of Justice and Human Rights and refugees, strengthened their knowledge and capacities during the education on the topic of treatment of LGBTI persons with an additional focus on transgender...

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Call for tenders: Purchase of services for conducting a survey on discrimination patterns in Montenegro and drafting its analytical report

28 July 2022 Montenegro

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Council of Europe is currently implementing the action on Promotion of diversity and equality in Montenegro. In that context, it is looking for a...

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PRESS RELEASE: Strategic Plan 2022-2026 of the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination presented

20/07/2022 TIRANA, ALBANIA

The Strategic Plan 2022-2026 of the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination (CPD) was presented today in Tirana. The aim of the four-year Strategic Plan is to contribute to a society that will become more inclusive, void of discrimination, and safe for the most vulnerable groups, and that...

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Montenegro police visiting peers in Bosnia and Herzegovina ahead of 2022 Sarajevo pride

24/06/2022 SARAJEVO, Montenegro

As part of the activities to reinforce the partnership between beneficiaries in the region, the joint EU and Council of Europe regional action “Promotion of diversity and equality in the Western Balkans” organised a second peer-to-peer exchange on hate crimes for police administrations of Bosnia...

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Steps forward in combating inequality and hatred using human rights approach

06/07/2022 ONLINE

The second of four modules on “Addressing hate speech through improving data collection”, enabled continuation of co-operation among equality bodies/Ombudsperson institutions from the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership regions on the topic of data collection in combating hate speech and...

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Public discussion for young people "Block the hatred. Share the love!" took place in Novi Pazar

4 June 2022 Novi Pazar

As part of the joint campaign of the European Union and the Council of Europe, “Block the hatred. Share the love!" a public discussion and a workshop were held in the premises of the Office for Youth in Novi Pazar on the topic of hate speech on social networks. The "Block the hatred. Share the...

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Opening up a new space of expression among youngsters to fight bullying and cyberbullying

15-16/06/2022 PRISTINA/PRIZREN

Youngsters are at the forefront of the fight against hate speech and discrimination, and they have an important role when it comes to tackling cases of bullying and cyberbullying in their local communities, but also online. Having this in mind, the joint EU/COE raising awareness campaign “Block...

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PRESS RELEASE: Block the Hatred, Share Respect! Theatre as a tool to promote diversity and foster respect among children from different communities

14-15/06/2022 TIVAT, Montenegro

It is important for local institutions and education establishments to reduce social distance and promote respect between all community members in local societies, notwithstanding their ethnic origins, and to advance the values of diversity and inclusion from the early stage of education, in...

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Challenging stereotypes against disabled people through empowerment in Armenia

09/06/2022 Vanadzor, Armenia

On June 9, 2022 in Vanadzor, Armenia the local NGO “Equal Rights Equal Opportunities” (EREO) organized a Community Forum concluding the results of the action “Challenging stereotypes against disabled people through empowerment in Armenia” being implemented under joint European Union/Council of...

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Towards better protection of children from vulnerable and marginalised social groups

1 - 3 JUNE 2022 BELGRADE, SERBIA

On 1 June, the International Children's Day in Serbia, the action “Promotion of diversity and equality in Serbia”, together with the Protector of Citizens and experts of partner organisations, organised a three-day capacity building workshop for members of the Panel of Young Advisers of the...

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Deadline extended: Call for proposals: Support to local civil society organisations to combat hate speech in Kosovo*

01/06/2022 PRISTINA

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” and its action “Promotion of diversity and equality in Kosovo”, the Council of Europe is launching a Call for Proposals with the aim to support local...

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Training on responding to hatred based on sexual orientation and gender identity grounds continue for the Montenegro Police

11-12 may 2022 PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO

As a part of the joint European Union and Council of Europe action on “Promotion of diversity and equality in Montenegro”, in co-operation with the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro and local civil society organisations, trainings for police officers on the topic "Fight against hate crimes and...

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Combating stereotypes and hatred against the LGBTI community in the north of Montenegro

19 october 2021 BERANE,Montenegro

During October, the action on “Promotion of diversity and equality in Montenegro”, in co-operation with the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro and local civil society organisations, is organising trainings for police officers on the topic "Fight against hate crimes and the rights of LGBTI...

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Block the Hatred, Share Inclusion! Combating bullying and stereotypes in schools

21 March 2022 Podgorica, Montenegro

Ensuring a more inclusive society, by focusing on the education sector, has been the key theme of the event held in the primary school “Bozidar Vukovic Podgoricanin” in Podgorica today. The children have learned from experiences of the Paralympic Committee members, sportsmen and sportswomen who...

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Deadline for submission of offers was extended until April 3, 2022

Call for proposals: Support to civil society to better network at regional level to counter hate speech and hate crime in the Western Balkans

08/03/2022 Western Balkans

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” and its action “Promotion of diversity and equality in the Western Balkans”, the Council of Europe is launching a call for proposals with the aim to...

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Law enforcement agencies and civil society activists from Albania and Kosovo* exchange on countering hate crime’s practices

07/03/2022 Tirana, Albania

20 representatives of law enforcement agencies and LGBTI activists from Albania and Kosovo* gathered in Tirana to exchange on their respective practices in addressing hate crimes against LGBTI persons. The purpose of this exchange was to establish a common and shared practical knowledge in the...

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Call for proposals: Support to local civil society organisations to combat hate speech in Montenegro

11 February 2022 Montenegro

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” and its action “Promotion of diversity and equality in Montenegro”, the Council of Europe is launching a call for proposals with the aim to support local...

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Call for tenders: purchase of consultancy services on data collection and analysis on hate crime in the Western Balkans region

4 FEBRUARY 2022 WESTERN BALKANS

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” and its action ‘Promotion of diversity and equality in the Western Balkans’ the Council of Europe is launching a call for proposals for the provision of...

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Key actors and public authorities advance their co-operation in promoting and protecting the rights of LGBTI persons and national minorities in Albania

27/01/2022 Tirana, Albania

Tirana, 26 January 2022 - The 5th Steering Committee Meeting of the European Union and Council of Europe joint action on “Promotion of diversity and equality in Albania” gathered representatives from Equality Bodies; Public Authorities; Albanian State Police; LGBTI Civil Society organisations...

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