Joint European Union / Council of Europe Project Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection In South East Europe

"Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection'' is a regional project for South East Europe.

It aims to improve access to rights for minorities at various levels of government based upon Council of Europe standards in this field and in particular on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML).

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Call for offers - Project Cycle Management trainings in Belgrade (13 - 15 July 2016)

Within the framework of the EU-CoE Joint Project "Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection in South East Europe", a three-day training in Project Cycle Management (PCM) will be organised in Belgrade from 13 to 15 July 2016. The training sessions aim to build the capacities of the 35 local...

Results of the Call for offers for the production of a regional TV documentary

The call for offers for the production of a regional TV documentary on the best practices of the Project ended with the selection of the company “DKQ Dokukino”. The service provider will be in charge of the filming and editing of a TV documentary based on the best practices emerged from the...

4th Steering Committee meeting and Award Ceremony of the Project "Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection in South East Europe"

The 4th Steering Committee meeting of the Joint EU/CoE Project “Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection in South East Europe” took place in Podgorica on Wednesday 6 April 2016.  The Steering Committee took stock of the Project’s small grant cycle and launched a new generation of small...

Documentary on Best Practices in Municipalities


TV Documentary - Bosnia and Herzegovina



Photo gallery of the Municipal Club for Human and Minority Rights - Bujanovac, Serbia

Project components

Support to municipalities

Thirty-six municipalities will be selected in an open procedure based on jointly agreed criteria. Municipalities will first have an opportunity to address specific issues of minority protection...

Good practices

Upon completion of the project phase in the municipalities, good practices in the municipalities will be identified and additional small grants awarded to municipalities which will have...

Legislative and Policy changes

The third Project component will be carried out in a two-fold manner – on the one hand the Council of Europe will offer throughout the period of Project implementation on an ad hoc basis and upon...


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