Promotion of diversity and equality in North Macedonia
27 May 2021 12:29:00
Partners and beneficiaries discuss ECtHR Judgement and how to ensure that transgender persons rights are fulfilledSkopje 25 May 2021
A multi-stakeholder discussion on the implementation of the ECtHR judgement on X vs North...
04 May 2021 15:04:00
European Union and Council of Europe regional campaign: Block the hatred. Share the love! takes aheadWestern Balkans 4 May 2021
Since its official launch in mid-December, the regional no-hate speech campaign has continued to...
13 Apr 2021 16:16:00Western Balkans 17 March 2021
A new publication on hate speech, produced within co-operation programmes of the European Union...
02 Mar 2021 15:41:00Skopje 23 February 2021
Lawyers, legal professionals, and also citizens interested in the field of fighting...
10 Feb 2021 12:51:00
Call for proposal: Support to local self-governments and civil society organisations for combating hate speechNorth Macedonia 9 February 2021
Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western...
09 Feb 2021 13:44:00Skopje 9 February 2021
In the efforts to assist the public authorities in North Macedonia to achieve greater compliance...
02 Feb 2021 14:49:00
Call for tenders: Purchase of social media management services in the field of combating discrimination and hate speechWestern Balkans 1 February 2021
Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility...
01 Feb 2021 17:16:00North Macedonia 25 January 2021
The authorities and key actors in the field of anti-discrimination in North Macedonia are working...
05 Nov 2020 13:13:00Skopje
As a side activity of the launching of the EU/Council of Europe Joint Programme Horizontal...
05 Nov 2020 13:09:00
Combating discrimination and hate speech in the Western Balkans - joining forces with institutions and with civil societySkopje
The joint EU/Council of Europe programme "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey...
The Action Promotion of diversity and equality in North Macedonia aims at strengthen the capacity of national and local stakeholders to better address issues related to anti-discrimination, combating hate-speech and protecting rights of LGBTI persons in line with the standards and recommendations set by the Council of Europe – especially those of the European Commission on Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), to support North Macedonia's alignment to European standards in the field of fundamental rights.
The Action will work through a combination of legal and strategic support to institutions; capacity building activities; peer-to-peer exchanges with regional and European partners; raise-awareness campaigns and public discussions on selected anti-discrimination topics; support to CSOs and local authorities by small grant schemes, to enhance their capacities to tackle discrimination and reach out to the citizens.
This Action is part of the Council of Europe/European Union "Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey II"
Expected results of the action are:
improving the record of implementation of anti-discrimination policies and legislation, at the central and local level (especially on protection of the rights of LGBTI persons, and on combating hate speech/hate crime)
enhancing the dialogue and cooperation between institutions and civil society organizations in promoting and protecting human rights
strengthening the awareness of citizens on their rights and mechanisms to defend them.
achieving better protection of human rights of the citizens of North Macedonia and building a more diverse, equal and tolerant society
Duration: 36 months (May 2019 – May 2022)
Beneficiaries/Partners: North Macedonia
Funding: The European Union and the Council of Europe
Budget: 250 000 EUR
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.