The aim of the regional HF II programme on anti-discrimination is to bring forward the work done under actions of the HFI programs and other bilateral programs, to support the countries negotiating their access to the EU improving their record of fighting discrimination, protecting minorities, ensuring rights of LGBTI, combating hate speech, in line with COE standards - notably those from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, and those from the Framework Convention on National Minorities.

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

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Duration: May 2019 - May 2022

Funding: European Union and Council of Europe

Budget : 41 Million Euros (85% funded by the EU, 15% by the CoE)

Budget for the Promotion of equality and diversity in the Western Balkans : 2,9 Million Euros

Implemented by: Council of Europe

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Angela Longo, Programme Manager, Strasbourg

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