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 - Production of a regional TV report on good practices

The Secretariat of the Joint EU/CoE Project “Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection in South East Europe” is launching a call for submission of bids for the production of a TV report. The report will aim to present and promote the good practices in the field of minority protection emerged...

Publication of the "Presentation of Findings" of the assessments conducted by the College of Europe

A team of national and international experts of the College of Europe were contracted by the Project to conduct two targeted studies: a Project Assessment and an Awareness Assessment of the Framework Convention for Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) and the European Charter for Regional or...

Call for Offers - Analysis of the Final Financial Reports of the 35 Municipalities

The call for offers for the analysis of the final financial reports received from the 35 municipalities participating in the small grant scheme of the JP "Promoting Human Rights and Minority Rights in South East Europe" is now available. Please click HERE to consult the call for offers.

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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