Launching of the online courses on discrimination, hatred and racism adapted for Montenegrin legal and human rights professionals

22/09/2021 Podgorica, Montenegro

Through the partnership between the joint European Union and Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” and the Centre for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution of Montenegro, the launching of the Montenegrin versions of the HELP (Human...

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Supporting equality bodies from the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership regions to address hate speech


The European Union and the Council of Europe, through their partnership continue their work to reinforce the capacities of equality bodies from the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership regions to address hate speech. On 13 September, a new e-learning tool was launched and a pilot group of...

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Supporting representative of the law enforcement bodies and the judiciary in fight hate crime and hate speech


The Council of Europe launched an updated HELP course on Hate Crime and Hate Speech for more than 60 legal professionals - judges, prosecutors, and investigators. Natalia Voutova, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Aleksandre Darakhvelidze, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Natia...

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Looking back to achievements on promoting equality and diversity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and ahead for new engagements with action partners


The action "Promotion of diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina" organised its 4th Steering Committee meeting on 16 September 2021. Loreta Vioiu, Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo, thanked the Steering Committee members for their support and commitment, and...

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The Intercultural Cities Programme publishes the Anti-Rumours Handbook in Ukrainian

16 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The handbook, which was originally launched in 2018, has been widely received across Europe and beyond and is now available in one more language, in addition to the versions in English, French, Arabic, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish,. Successful intercultural strategies require change...

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Speakers confirmed for Workshop ‘Building Human Rights Based Narratives against anti-Muslim hatred

16 September 2021 ONLINE

The two-day online workshop, 27-28 September, welcomes three speakers. Hajar el Jahidi, researcher and independent expert, will speak on scope and manifestation of hate speech targeting Muslims in Europe, the discriminatory and dis-information it is based on, how it intersects with other grounds...

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The second from a series of storytelling articles to raise awareness on discrimination issues in the Republic of Moldova is online

10 September 2021 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

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

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Call for proposals: Grants for support to civil society organisations for increasing access to justice for victims of discrimination in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine

08/09/2021 Strasbourg

Under the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme Partnership for Good Governance, and its regional project "Strengthening access to justice through non-judicial redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes in the Eastern Partnership...

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Break on through: European Union and Council of Europe empowering minorities through art

03/09/2021 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

People tend to have stereotypes which is a generalised belief about a particular category of people and it is linked to an expectation that people might have about every person of a particular group. However, stereotyping can lead to racial prejudice when people emotionally react to the name of a...

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Increasing the capacities of police investigators and prosecutors on combating hate crime in Ukraine

June 2021 Ukraine

Starting from June 2021, the EU-Council of Europe project “Strengthening access to justice for victims of discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes in the Eastern Partnership countries” has been carrying out a training of multipliers for police investigators and prosecutors from Ukraine on...

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