Improving ethical standards of the electoral campaign in Albania and the responsibility of media to fight use of hate speech

20 March 2023 Tirana, Albania

During electoral campaigns the risk of the use of hate speech in the media increases and the heated political debates may affect the ethical norms and standards of a democratic society. To address this topic and discuss about challenges and solutions to counter hate speech and the important role...

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Seizing commitment of all relevant institutions in Albania to address segregation in schools

23 february 2023 Korça, Albania

Representatives of Albanian local and central institutions gathered in Korça to discuss concrete measures to advance the integration of Roma and Egyptian children in education, with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe. This event was organised in light of a recent decision...

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“Week against Discrimination” kicks off in Albania with the support of Horizontal Facility III programme

9 February 2023 Tirana

The Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination in co-operation with the EU and Council of Europe joint action on “Advancing the protection from discrimination in Albania” is organising in Albania the “Week against Discrimination” which aims to inform and raise awareness on various aspects...

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Strengthening human rights institutions in Albania: People Advocate’s holds annual conference with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe

19 December 2022 Tirana

The role of the human rights institutions as a fundamental element of the rule of law in Albania was the focus of the Annual Conference of the People’s Advocate Institution, which took place in Tirana with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe joint action “Promotion of...

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Albanian authorities supported in addressing segregation of Roma children in educational institutions

22 November 2022 Korçë, Albania

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

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Marking International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 2022 in Albania

11 May 2022 Tirana

To mark IDAHOT 2022 in Albania, the action on “Promotion of Diversity and Equality in Albania” under the joint European Union and Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” programme and the Council of Europe Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)...

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Anti-hate speech campaign “Block the Hatred. Share the Love!” launches in Tirana

25 march 2022 Tirana

Participants in today’s launch of anti-hate speech campaign “Block the Hatred. Share the Love!” in Tirana concluded that a worrying rise of hate speech, be it ‘face to face’, online, or in traditional media poses serious threat for the cohesion of our democratic society, especially for vulnerable...

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Law enforcement agencies and civil society activists from Albania and Kosovo* exchange on countering hate crime’s practices

7 March 2022 Tirana

20 representatives of law enforcement agencies and LGBTI activists from Albania and Kosovo* gathered in Tirana to exchange on their respective practices in addressing hate crimes against LGBTI persons. The purpose of this exchange was to establish a common and shared practical knowledge in the...

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Albania’s LGBTI National Action Plan 2021-2027 presented

14 February 2022 Tirana

Today in the premises of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection the main features of the National Action Plan for LGBTI People in Albania 2021-2027 were highlighted. The Action Plan aims to ensure an inclusive, non-discriminatory, and safe society for LGBTI people in Albania with better...

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Key actors and public authorities advance their co-operation in promoting and protecting the rights of LGBTI persons and national minorities in Albania

27 February 2022 Tirana

The 5th Steering Committee Meeting of the European Union and Council of Europe joint action on “Promotion of diversity and equality in Albania” gathered representatives from Equality Bodies; Public Authorities; Albanian State Police; LGBTI Civil Society organisations engaged in promoting and...

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