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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Strengthening capacities for ensuring equality in Azerbaijan by getting acquainted with relevant Council of Europe standards and mechanisms

27-28/09/2022 Strasbourg, France

The study visit of Azerbaijani Ombudsperson Office to Council of Europe Headquarters in Strasbourg took place on 27 and 28 September 2022. Meetings organised within this occasion covered various Council of Europe standards and activities under the antidiscrimination umbrella, including the work...

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Collecting equality data, developing policies and guidance among peers: Equality bodies across South/East Europe equipped with new tools to address hate speech

19/10/2022 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

The third and the final workshop on “Addressing hate speech through improving data collection” for equality bodies from Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership region took place on 18-19 October 2022, in Strasbourg. As the previous two events on this subject this year (June, July 2022), but...

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Roundtable on awareness raising and education for combatting hate speech in Georgia based on the mapping report of national responses to hate speech

Education and awareness responses to hate speech in Georgia

20/09/2022 Tbilisi, Georgia

Following up on the systemic mapping report of national responses to hate speech in Georgia, some 25 participants took part in a roundtable which focused on the role of awareness-raising, counter-speech and education in combatting hate speech. The round table in Tbilisi gathered representatives...

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Promoting non-discrimination during wartime in Ukraine

31/08/2022 UKRAINE

The joint project “Strengthening the access to justice through non-judiciary redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries,” awarded two grants to civil society organisation in Ukraine in 2021. Their aim was to support victims of...

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Promoting equality and non-discrimination in the Republic of Moldova

30/08/2022 MOLDOVA

The joint project "Strengthening the access to justice through non-judiciary redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries" awarded two grants to civil society organisations in the Republic of Moldova, aimed at increasing access to...

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Promoting equality in Armenia through cooperation with civil society organisations

28/07/2022 ARMENIA

The joint project "Strengthening the access to justice through non-judiciary redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in Eastern Partnership countries," awarded two grants to Armenian NGOs in 2021, related specifically to support victims of discrimination in...

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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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Promoting equality in Azerbaijan

22-23/06/2022 Lankaran, Azerbaijan

22-23 June 2022, Lankaran – A new workshop on combating discrimination and promoting equality enhanced the knowledge and practical competences of the Ombudsman office staff, representatives of the regional/local authorities and civil society organizations active in combating discrimination in the...

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A new pool of trainers on Combating Discrimination in Azerbaijan

19-21/06/2022 Baku, Azerbaijan

19-21 June 2022 – Thirty participants, representative of the Ombudsman office staff and representatives of civil society organizations have successfully completed the Training of Trainers on Combating Discrimination, held from November 2021 to June 2022. The Training, partly taking place online,...

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The General Police Inspectorate employees attend the second phase of the Training of Trainers on equality, non-discrimination and hate crimes

7-8 JUNE 2022 CHISINAU, MOLDOVA

The second phase of the Training of Trainers on equality, non-discrimination and hate crimes for police personnel was organised jointly by the Council of Europe and the General Police Inspectorate on 7 - 8 June 2022. The workshop tended to strengthen the capacities of the participants to provide...

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Addressing hate speech through improving data collection in the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership Region

03/06/2022 Online

3 June 2022 – The joint network of equality bodies working in the field of combatting hate speech delivered the first of the four planned workshops on “Addressing hate speech through improving data collection”. The activity aimed at ensuring a practical exchange between equality...

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EXTENDED DEADLINE - Call for proposals Support to local CSOs to combat stigmatization of vulnerable groups to the Republic of Moldova

10 may 2022 Chisinau, Moldova

The Council of Europe is extending the deadline for applications under call receiving for proposals “Support to local CSOs to combat stigmatization of vulnerable groups to the Republic of Moldova” until 18 May 2022 (midnight CET). Applications received after the above-mentioned date will not be...

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Call for proposals Support to local CSOs to combat stigmatization of vulnerable groups to the Republic of Moldova

21 april 2022 Chisinau, Moldova

The Council of Europe Project ”Enhancing diversity and equality in the Republic of Moldova” launched the call for proposals “Support to local CSOs to combat stigmatization of vulnerable groups to the Republic of Moldova”. It aims to co-fund two national projects aimed at implementing specific...

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A new article from a series of storytelling materials to raise awareness on discrimination issues in the Republic of Moldova is online

23 February 2022 Republic of Moldova

A new storytelling article tackling hate speech, incitement to discrimination or other forms of intolerance against immigrants living in the Republic of Moldova, has been published online. This is the sixth from a series of web articles developed by the journalistic platform "Oameni și...

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Council of Europe and EU present report on national response to hate speech in Ukraine

20/01/2022 Ukraine/Online

The report on the systemic mapping of national responses to hate speech in Ukraine was launched on Thursday 20 January. The report was prepared through an inclusive and innovative methodology, with the contribution of state institutions, civil society, media and other project stakeholders. It...

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The fifth article from a series of storytelling materials to raise awareness on discrimination issues in the Republic of Moldova is online

21/01/2022 Republic of Moldova

A new storytelling article tackling hate speech and discrimination against persons with disabilities in the Republic of Moldova, is now available online. This is the fifth from a series of six web articles developed by the journalistic platform "Oameni și Kilometri", in the framework of the...

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Advancing the counternarratives on hate speech with Eastern Partnership and Western Balkans equality bodies

17/01/2022 WESTERN BALKANS

The representatives from the network of equality bodies engaged on combating hate speech in the Eastern Partnership and Western Balkans region held their conclusive meeting online on 17 January 2022. They tackled the work and the key results during a year long of modules to improve the response...

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Call for consultants on access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes in Ukraine

20/01/2022 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe is currently implementing a project on strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes in the Eastern Partnership countries. In that context, it is looking for consultants on access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate...

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