Promotion of diversity and equality in BiH
28 Mar 2022 13:47:00Sarajevo 28 March 2022
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10 Mar 2022 10:43:00Sarajevo 9 March 2022
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30 Nov 2021 15:51:00Sarajevo 30 NOVEMBER 2021
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With the financial support of the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme...
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21 Sep 2021 14:01:00
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23 Jul 2021 18:17:00Sarajevo 23 July 2021
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03 Aug 2021 09:45:00
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14 Jul 2021 10:29:00
Republika Srpska police officers trained on dealing with hate crime and hate speech towards LGBTI peopleBosnia and Herzegovina 12-13 July 2021
Lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI) in Bosnia and Herzegovina are...
29 Jun 2021 14:39:00
Manual for civil servants in Bosnia and Herzegovina for recognising and dealing with hate speech casesBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 29 June 2021
The European Union and the Council of Europe have supported development of the Manual for civil...
29 Jun 2021 08:54:00BIHAC AND BOSANSKA KRUPA 22 June 2021
Humanitarian organisation Alfa from Bihać, within the project "Joint, sustainable and creative...
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The “Block the hatred. Share the love!” campaign dedicated to counter the phenomenon of hate...
07 Jun 2021 10:58:00Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 June 2021
In the last two weeks two two-day training modules were held for the representatives of the...
18 May 2021 16:12:00Western Balkans 18 May 2021
A new publication on hate speech, produced within co-operation programmes of the European Union...
17 May 2021 10:49:00Bosnia and Herzegovina 17 May 2021
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29 Apr 2021 16:42:00Bosnia and Herzegovina 29 April 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina takes measures in legislation and practice protecting the rights of the...
28 Apr 2021 15:54:00Bihac 27 April 2021
At the first major international gathering of Roma representatives in Chelsfield, England, among...
As part of the European Union and Council of Europe joint programmatic framework “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II” (Horizontal Facility II), the Council of Europe is implementing the Action “Promotion of Diversity and Equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina”.
The Action builds upon the work of the Horizontal Facility I project on strengthening protection and promotion of national minorities in Bosnia, while introducing two additional thematic components related to addressing discrimination on sexual orientation and/or gender identity grounds and combating hate speech.
The Action is implemented in close partnership with institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees, Institution of Ombudsman for human rights, Agency for Gender equality, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate for European Integration), from Republika Srpska (Ministry for European Integration and International Cooperation, Ministry of Justice), from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Ministry of Justice, Government) and from Government of Brcko District as well as with the local European Union delegation, civil society organisations, local authorities and other relevant stakeholders.
The Action has an overall budget of 783,000 EUR and it is implemented from May 2019 - December 2022.
Objectives and expected results:
The aim of the Action is to improve the functioning of anti-discrimination mechanisms and their accessibility to vulnerable groups in line with European standards, especially with recommendations from COE monitoring bodies, notably those from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and European Charter for Regional or Minority languages.
The Action intends to meet the following:
- Support initiatives to harmonise the anti-discrimination framework across the country and to develop and implement the respective action plans/strategies in relation to national minorities, LGBTI rights and hate speech;
- Strengthen the capacity of the authorities, local governments and/or equality bodies in order to allow them to better tailor their interventions to address discrimination and increase cooperation among authorities in this field;
- Increase the knowledge and awareness of the general public about the existence and rights of national minorities, about the rights of LGBTI persons and about the dangers posed by hate speech, offering means to develop counter-narratives.
The action is implemented by the No hate speech and cooperation unit of the Council of Europe, Anti-discrimination Department, Directorate General for Democracy.