Call for tenders: Purchase of communication and visibility services in the context of the Horizontal Facility III action on “Promoting equality and combating racism and intolerance in the Western Balkans”.

STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Within the framework of the joint European Union and Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye” programme, aiming at supporting the Western Balkans and Türkiye to comply with European standards, the Council of Europe is currently implementing the action “Promoting...

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Improving the right to employment, education, and health for the LGBTI community in Albania

21/05/2024 Tirana, Albania

As among the activities marking the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) in Albania, an important public discussion on access to services for LGBTI people was organised by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, with the support of the European Union and...

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Promoting European values with the Young European Ambassadors and Equality Ambassadors in Georgia

21 MARCH 2024 TBILISI, GEORGIA

Representatives from the Council of Europe Office in Georgia and the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia co-hosted a meeting with Georgian Young European Ambassadors (YEAs). These YEAs had recently completed a series of online and in-person regional training sessions on promoting equality...

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Reaffirming the partnership between the Council of Europe and Ukrainian beneficiaries to advance on combating hate speech

25 APRIL 2024 KYIV/ONLINE

The second technical committee meeting of the project "Combating hate speech in Ukraine", which is part of the European Union/Council of Europe Partnership for Good Governance programme, took place on 25 April, bringing together the main institutional actors and civil society organisations...

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Learning from Estonian experience on promoting the culture, tradition, and language of national minorities

24-25 April 2024 Tallin, Estonia

On 24-25 April 2024, the Albanian Committee on National Minorities exchanged experiences with their Estonian counterparts in a study visit organised in Tallin with the support of the European Union and Council of Europe, in cooperation with the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. The...

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Online course on hate speech now available for civil servants of Bosnia and Herzegovina and as an open source to public

April 2024 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Civil Service Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Agency) with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe, launched in April 2024 the first online course for civil servants on recognising and responding to cases of hate speech. The course, based on an earlier developed Manual,...

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The role of local institutions in the integration and participation of migrants in Italy: a new policy brief published

The Policy brief “Integration and participation practices for foreign citizens: Role and action of local institutions: priorities, challenges and opportunities”, is now available for download, here. Migration is not just about people moving from one country to another, but rather a dynamic...

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Police chiefs trained on addressing hate speech and bias-motivated offences

23 and 24 APRIL 2024 CHISINAU, REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

A two-day training on qualifying and documenting bias-motivated offences and hate speech took place on 23-24 April, in Chisinau.It involved 23 chiefs of police inspectorates from across the Republic of Moldova. The role of the police officers is to ensuredistinguishing between hate speech and...

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Discussing ways forward to enhance the integration of women with migrant background in the Italian labour market

18 APRIL 2024 Rome, Italy

On 18 April 2024, the workshop “Participation and inclusion of women with migrant background in Italy” gathered in Rome more than eighty stakeholders from national and international institutions, the non-profit sector, the academia, employment agencies, to discuss structural barriers that women...

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Exchange on anti-discrimination practices between institutions from Malta and the Republic of Moldova

16 AND17 ARPIL 2024 MALTA

Exchanging with peers once more proved to be a good model of cooperation, since it entails the direct learning from the experience and practice developed by colleagues – in this specific case, contributing to improvements in the protection from discrimination in the Republic of Moldova ....

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