Patterns of discrimination in Montenegro: 2022 survey reflects the need to continue the work towards social cohesion, overcome divisions

2 December 2022 Podgorica

From 2010 to 2022, the estimated percentage of residents of Montenegro who felt discriminated has significantly decreased: by 11.2% for perceived discrimination on the grounds of nationality, by 8.7% on the grounds of religious affiliation and by 7.2% on the grounds of political beliefs. The only...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Patterns of discrimination in Montenegro: 2022 research results to be presented on Friday

1 December 2022 Podgorica

The results of a new survey on trends in the field of discrimination in Montenegro will be presented at a public conference on Friday, 2 December 2022, from 09:00 to 11:00, at the Hotel VERDE in Donja Gorica, Podgorica. This is the sixth comprehensive survey of the kind on discrimination...

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"Block the hatred. Share the love!” campaign in Serbia highlighted the crucial role of young people in social cohesion

1 December 2022 Belgrade

The seven months of the implementation of the „Block the hatred. Share the love!” campaign in Serbia have highlighted the crucial role played by young people in combating hate speech and promoting the cohesion of the society they live in. This was one of the key messages of the final Steering...

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The European Union and the Council of Europe supported an International Human Rights Conference in Serbia marking the 2022 EuroPride, which hosted more than 500 participants

November 2022 Belgrade

The civil society organisation Civil Rights Defenders from Belgrade completed a four-month long project aimed at supporting civil society to better network at regional level to combat hate speech. The project was supported by the European Union and the Council of Europe, through the scope of the...

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Roma Democratic Development Association (RDDA) SONCE organised a regional conference and open days on tackling hate speech in North Macedonia

November 2022 North Macedonia

The NGO Roma Democratic Development Association (RDDA) SONCE completed their four-month long project on tackling hate speech in the Western Balkans. The project was supported by the European Union and the Council of Europe, through the framework of the action on ‘Promotion of diversity and...

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New HELP course on “Access to justice for women” is now available

29 November 2022 Ankara

The course “Access to justice for women” in Turkish language has been published on the HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals Programme) platform providing the latest developments at both Council of Europe and European Union level. The European Union and Council of Europe’s joint...

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Block the hatred. Share inclusion! Students in Pljevlja against discrimination

23 November 2022 Pljevlja

Providing a space for young people to voice their opinions, discuss the challenges they face in their local communities is essential for building a more inclusive society, free from discrimination. This was highlighted at a workshop for students that took place in Pljevlja on 23 November as a...

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The fight against hate speech remains high on the agenda of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality

28 November 2022 Arandjelovac

Within the frame of the European Union and the Council of Europe action on "Promotion of diversity and equality in Serbia", in the period from 25 to 26 November 2022 in the City of Arandjelovac, a two-day seminar was organised for employees of the Professional Service of the Commissioner for the...

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Civil society organisations working on women's rights came together on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2022 Ankara

Domestic violence against women is a human rights violation that knows no geographical, age, race or class boundaries. The European Union and the Council of Europe’s joint actions “Fostering women’s access to justice in Turkey” and “ROMACTED-II Promoting Good Governance and Roma Empowerment at...

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Training on strategic litigation for women’s rights

21 - 22 November 2022 Ankara

Legal aid and assistance play a vital role in eliminating the barriers and supporting women to exercise their rights as equal citizens. In this respect, the European Union and the Council of Europe’s joint action on “Fostering women’s access to justice in Turkey” has organised a two-day training...

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The European Union and the Council of Europe support the tenth Montenegrin Pride Parade

October 2022 Montenegro

"The Council of Europe stands with you, with the LGBTI community, today and every day, to block the hatred and share the love!" By these words, the former Head of Operations of the Council of Europe Programme Office in Montenegro, Evgenia Giakoumopoulou, expressed support to the Montenegrin Pride...

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Albanian authorities supported in addressing the segregation of Roma children in education institutions

22 November 2022 Korça

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

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Ministry of Education of Serbia established a network of external advisors on democratic school culture

16 - 18 November 2022 Vrnjacka Banja

Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia has established an external network of advisors on democratic school culture that will deliver a number of trainings for education professionals and teachers in their school districts and serve as focal points on the topic. The first working meeting...

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The European Union and the Council of Europe supported the 26th generation of the Human Rights School in Montenegro, this year with a focus on hate speech

22 November 2022 Montenegro

"My expectations from the School were over met. It was very educational and interactive with great lecturers“. By these words, one participant described his impressions about the participation in the 26th generation of the Human Rights School organised by the partner NGO Centre for Civic...

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Law on access to state compensation for victims of human trafficking adopted in North Macedonia

16 November 2022 Skopje

The Parliament of North Macedonia adopted the Law on State Compensation for Victims of Violent Crimes (the Law). The EU and Council of Europe joint action “Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking in North Macedonia” continuously supported the Ministry of Justice to prepare this Law since 2017,...

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Joint meeting held between education institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia

14 November 2022 Zlatibor

A joint meeting between the pedagogical institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and state educational institutions of the Republic of Serbia took place on 9 November 2022 in Zlatibor. The activity was organised in the framework of the “Quality education for all” actions from Bosnia and Herzegovina...

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The European Union and the Council of Europe support the tenth Montenegrin Pride Parade

October 2022 Montenegro

"The Council of Europe stands with you, with the LGBTI community, today and every day, to block the hatred and share the love!" By these words, the former Head of Operations of the Council of Europe Programme Office in Montenegro, Evgenia Giakoumopoulou, expressed support to the Montenegrin Pride...

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Kindergarten teachers prepared to recognise signs of child trafficking in North Macedonia

9-10 November 2022 Skopje

In 2021 and 2022, the Macedonian authorities have identified 13 child victims of human trafficking, subjected to sexual exploitation, forced marriage and begging. Being the victim of trafficking can have serious long-term effects on children and youth, causing them to drop out of school,...

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Educational institutions representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia exchanged ideas at the final Steering Committee meeting

31 October 2022 Kotor

The “Quality education for all” actions from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, and held its final Steering Committee Meeting on 27 October 2022 in Kotor, Montenegro. This was a perfect opportunity for beneficiary representatives from all three countries to meet up and exchange ideas and...

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Training for health care professionals on human trafficking in Serbia

31 October 2022 Vrnjacka Banja, Sabac

Women and girls are the most common victims of human trafficking, and it is important for health care providers to have knowledge and skills to recognise the signs of human trafficking and to refer potential victims to protection and assistance services, was highlighted at the two training...

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