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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Closing Conference of the Joint EU/CoE regional project “Promoting human rights and minority protection in South East Europe”

On 16-17 of November a high level regional conference marked the finalisation of a joint EU/CoE project on “Promoting human rights and minority protection in South East Europe”. Implemented during 2014-2016 in seven beneficiaries of the South East Europe region – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina,...

The Publication of Elements of Good Practice identified during the implementation of the JP EU/CoE “Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection in South East Europe”

  Accommodating the need to improve the level of compliance with European standards on minority protection that primarily stem from the FCNM and the ECRML, the Project is pleased to share the Publication of Elements of good practice identified during the implementation of the JP EU/CoE “Promoting...

The Project's documentary on Bosnia and Herzegovina has been published

The Project Secretariat is delighted to announce that the TV documentary prepared in Bosnia and Herzegovina has been published. The documentary, produced within the framework of the EU-CoE Joint Project "Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection in South East Europe", focuses on the...

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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