• Strengthening the capacity of national and local stakeholders to better address issues related to anti-discrimination, combating hate speech and protecting rights of national minorities and 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)
  • Supporting Serbia’s accession negotiations with the European Union in the field of fundamental rights
how will the action work ?
  • Legal and strategic support to institutions
  • Capacity building activities
  • Peer-to-peer exchanges with regional and European partners
  • Awareness raising campaigns and public discussions on selected anti-discrimination topics
  • Support to civil society organisations and local authorities by small grant schemes, to enhance their capacities to tackle discrimination and reach out to the people
expected results
  • Record of 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 human rights is enhanced
  • Awareness of citizens on their rights and mechanisms to defend them is strenghtened
  • Contribution to achieve better protection of human rights for the citizens of Montenegro and to build a more diverse, equal and tolerant society

project at a glance

Duration: 43 months (May 2019 to December 2022)

Beneficiaries :

► Citizens of Serbia

► National and local authorities, including the law enforcement agencies

Education professionals

National minorities, LGBTI population, 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: 650,000.00 Euros

project team

Ninoslav MLADENOVIC, Senior Project Officer, Belgrade

Maja MIKIC LANDRATOŠKE, Project Assistant, Belgrade

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