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The Steering Committee Meeting of the Council of Europe project “Strengthening the Protection of National Minorities, including Roma, and Minority Languages in Ukraine” took place

13 October 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Steering Committee meeting of the Council of Europe project “Strengthening the Protection of National Minorities, including Roma, and Minority Languages in Ukraine” took place on 11 October 2021. Project is being implemented under the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2022....

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Call for tender on purchase of services for production of visibility products for the implementation of the Information Campaign “Society without prejudices” within the Council of Europe Project “Strengthening the protection of national minorities, including Roma, and minority languages in Ukraine” – Phase II

12 October 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe Project “Strengthening the protection of national minorities, including Roma, and minority languages in Ukraine” – Phase II is looking for a Service Provider on production of visibility products for the implementation of the Information Campaign “Society without prejudices”....

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Newsletter "Strengthening protection of national minorities, including Roma and minority languages in Ukraine"

01 October 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

Dear partners! We present the Newsletter of the Council of Europe project "Strengthening protection of national minorities, including Roma and minority languages in Ukraine". This issue contains a summary of news and information on important project developments for the period from April to...

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We present the first issue of the Almanac, which is dedicated to the First Kyiv International Forum on Roma Inclusion

27 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Forum was held on 27 May 2021 at the initiative of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Liudmyla Denisova with the support of the Council of Europe projects “Strengthening the Protection of National Minorities, including Roma, and Minority Languages in Ukraine” 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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Ombudsperson Institution united in fighting for Roma inclusion

29 June 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

Upon the initiative of the Ukraine Ombudsperson office, the Anti-discrimination Department co-organised the ‘Kyiv International Forum of Equality Bodies on Roma Inclusion’, on 27 May 2021. The Forum gathered over 140 participants, from over 20 independent human rights institutions from across...

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The use of the mother tongue is important for people's lives and the democratic functioning of society

25 June 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The project "Strengthening the protection of national minorities, including Roma and minority languages in Ukraine" in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the European Roma Institute of Arts and Culture (ERIAC), Roma civil society and the Institute of Pedagogy of...

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Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities: Questions & Answers

Kyiv, Ukraine 9 June 2021

A new leaflet providing basic information on the Advisory Committee’s role and work, explaining the monitoring process and illustrating the standards the Framework Convention requires is now in Ukrainian language: https://rm.coe.int/prems-052821-ukr-2568-leaflet-fcnm-a5/1680a2c62c

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Ombudsperson Institutions united in fighting for Roma inclusion

31 May 2021 Ukraine

Upon the initiative of the Ukraine Ombudsperson office, the Anti-discrimination Department co-organised the ‘Kiev International Forum of Equality Bodies on Roma Inclusion’, on 27 May 2021. The Forum gathered over 140 participants, from over 20 independent human rights institutions from across...

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Kyiv International Forum on Roma Inclusion

25 May 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On May 27 by initiative of Ms Liudmyla Denisova, Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights and with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe project "Protection of National Minorities, including Roma and Minority Languages in Ukraine", the Kyiv International Forum on...

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Protecting vulnerable groups in crisis situations: more effective structures and procedures needed

6 May 2021 STRASBOURG

Strasbourg, 05.05.2021 – The Committee of Ministers today adopted Guidelines for the 47 member states to help them in upholding equality and protecting against discrimination and hate during the Covid-19 pandemic and similar crises in the future. The Committee of Ministers stresses the importance...

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Impact of the decentralisation reform on national minorities in Ukraine assessed in a Council of Europe report

19 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe presented an expert report assessing the impact of the decentralisation reform on national minorities in Ukraine in the selected regions – Chernivtsi, Odesa and Zakarpattya oblasts. The report was presented in December 2020. The report on the Impact of the decentralisation...

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Promoting effective governance and cooperation between national minorities, including Roma, and local authorities in Ukraine

15 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

Local governments play a crucial role in improving the living conditions of communities, including members of national minorities, by creating quality services in the fields of education, health care, social security, etc. and ensuring proper access for them for all segments of the population....

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The first meeting of the Inter-ministerial Working Group on the Protection of the Rights and Freedoms of the Roma Minority in Ukraine took place

13 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On April 8th, 2021, on the International Roma Day, with the support of the Council of Europe project "Protection of National Minorities, including Roma and Minority Languages in Ukraine" (here in after - the Project), the first online meeting of the Inter-ministerial Working Group on Protection...

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STATEMENT on the occasion of 50th anniversary of the declaration of International Roma Day

8 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

STATEMENT ON THE OCCASION OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF INTERNATIONAL ROMA DAY – 8 APRIL 2021 On the occasion of International Roma Day, celebrated worldwide on 8 April, we would like to send our warm wishes to all Roma in Ukraine. This year, on 8 April, the International Roma Day...

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Joint online meeting of Melitopol City Council, the Council of Europe project “Protection of national minorities, including Roma, and minority languages of Ukraine” with representatives of public associations of national minorities, indigenous peoples of Melitopol

19 March 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On March 16, with the participation of the Deputy Mayor for the Executive Bodies of the Melitopol Council, Semikin Mykhailo, and the Coordinators of the Council of Europe Project “Protection of National Minorities, including Roma, and Minority Languages in Ukraine”, Zemfira Kondur and Aneta...

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2-days online training / study visit for the State Service of Ukraine for Ethnopolitics and Freedom of Conscience on “Council of Europe standards and monitoring for combating discrimination”

19 March 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The training was opened by Olena Lytvynenko, Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine, and Olena Bogdan, Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Ethnic Policy and Freedom of Conscience. The first day of the training / study visit covered such topics as: Council of Europe triangle of...

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Roma and Traveller Women: The Road to Empowerment

8 March 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

A large number of Roma and Traveller women and girls continue to face multiple discrimination in various areas, ranging from health to employment and education, amongst others. They also have limited opportunities to influence the policies that most concern them. Although data broken down by...

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Meeting of the First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska with women from different national minorities groups, participants of the campaign “Svoya”

4 March 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 2 March 2021, the First Lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, invited 12 women from different national minorities groups to a meeting aimed at drawing attention to the multiculturalism of Ukrainian society. The President's wife and the participants discussed the importance of cultural diversity and...

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