UN Internet Governance Forum explores how to implement Council of Europe Recommendation on Combating Hate Speech

30/11/2022 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Representative of national authorities, civil society organisations and Internet businesses discussed together how to implement the provisions included in Council of Europe Recommendation CM/Rec(2022)16 on Combating Hate Speech and the UN Plan of Action on Hate Speech. They met during the hybrid...

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Roma Democratic Development Association (RDDA) SONCE organised a regional conference and open days on tackling hate speech in North Macedonia


The NGO Roma Democratic Development Association (RDDA) SONCE completed their four-month long project on tackling hate speech in the Western Balkans. The project was supported by the European Union and the Council of Europe, through the framework of the action on ‘Promotion of diversity and...

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Block the hatred. Share inclusion! Students in Pljevlja against discrimination

23/11/2022 PLJEVLJA, Montenegro

Providing a space for young people to voice their opinions, discuss the challenges they face in their local communities is essential for building a more inclusive society, free from discrimination. This was highlighted at a workshop for students that took place in Pljevlja on 23 November as a...

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Albanian authorities supported in addressing the segregation of Roma children in education institutions


Representatives from local and central institutions, were part of the co-ordination meeting organised in Korça with the support of the EU and Council of Europe, to discuss concrete measures for the inclusion of Roma and Egyptian children in education. The event was organised in view of a recent...

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The European Union and the Council of Europe supported the 26th generation of the Human Rights School in Montenegro, this year with a focus on hate speech


"My expectations from the School were over met. It was very educational and interactive with great lecturers“. By these words, one participant described his impressions about the participation in the 26th generation of the Human Rights School organised by the partner NGO Centre for Civic...

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Project's activities “Strengthening the support of national minorities, including Roma, and minority languages in Ukraine”

11 November 2022 Strasbourg, France

In the framework of a visit to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg by the First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Oleksandr Korniyenko, a dialogue meeting took place on 7 November 2022 between a delegation from the Ukrainian institutions and the Council of Europe’s General...

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Training course on combatting hate speech in Georgia

September - November 2022 Tbilisi, Georgia

Some 30 participants from different public institutions and civil society organisations took part in the closing seminar of the hybrid training course on the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance’s General Policy Recommendation n.15 on Combating Hate Speech (GPR 15) in Georgia. The...

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Roundtables on responses to hate speech in Georgia

October - November 2022 Tbilisi, Georgia

A series of roundtables focusing on responses to hate speech in Georgia finished yesterday with a roundtable on self-regulation mechanisms and addressing hate speech by politicians and political parties. The roundtables are following up to the systemic mapping report of national responses to hate...

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EOOH podcast discusses CoE’s work on combating hate speech and newly adopted recommendation of the Committee of Ministers

04/11/2022 online

In the podcast the Council of Europe and its work on preventing and combating hate speech is presented. The Council of Europe secretariat elaborates why hate speech is a major concern for its member states, referring to country monitoring reports of the European Commission against Racism and...

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Recommendation on combating hate speech presents at INACH 20th Anniversary Conference

03/11/2022 Amsterdam, the Netherlands

At the INACH 20th Anniversary Conference, Tarlach McGonagle, member of the former Committee of Experts on combating hate speech and the CoE secretariat presented the recently adopted Committee of Ministers Recommendation CM/Rec(2022)16 on Combating Hate Speech. The introduction emphasised the...

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