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Article prepared by Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022

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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First Phase II Advisory Group Meeting organised in Serbia

24 November 2022 Belgrade

45 representatives from the partner cities and municipalities in Serbia, Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and Social dialogue, European Union Delegation, European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture, Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities, Roma Education Fund, GIZ, and other...

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ARTICLE PREPARED BY HORIZONTAL FACILITY FOR THE WESTERN BALKANS AND TURKEY 2019-2022

Representatives from 15 Municipalities in North Macedonia enhance their skills on anti-discrimination and access to free legal aid

27-28 october 2022 skopje

Two capacity building sessions for Community Facilitators and Municipal Administration from North Macedonia, were held in Skopje focusing on antidiscrimination and combating hate speech, including an informative session on free legal aid services. 35 participants from 15 municipalities,...

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Roundtable on Responsive Budgeting targeting Roma Ashkali Egyptian Communities held in Pristina

28 October 2022 Pristina

On 28 October, a Roundtable on Responsive Budgeting for Roma Ashkali Egyptian communities took place today in Pristina to mark a step forward to advancement of Human Rights in vulnerable communities. Representatives from 10 partner municipalities participated in the event, confirming commitment...

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Training on the implementation of Roma and Egyptian Responsive Budgeting at the local level held in Podgorica

27-28 October 2022 Podgorica

The Council of Europe Programme Office in Podgorica, as part of the joint programme with the European Union "Promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at the local level - ROMACTED II", organised a training on the topic "Roma and Egyptian Responsive Budgeting at local level", which was held...

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Article prepared by Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022

“Block the hatred; Share the love”: Discussion against hate speech and discrimination towards Roma people

27 october 2022 Bijeljina

Representatives of the City of Bijeljina, its Roma community and other partners, with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe jointly sent a message of condemning hate speech and discrimination towards Roma people yesterday in Bijeljina. They were discussing with pedestrians...

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The Second Phase of the ROMACTED Programme in Serbia: Implementation Progress at the Local Level

18 October 2022 Serbia

In the period from November 2021 to September 2022 in Serbia, the focus of the second phase of the joint Programme of the Council of Europe and the European Union ROMACTED was aimed at activities for building local structures (Community Action Groups (CAGs), Institutional Working Groups and...

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ARTICLE PREPARED BY HORIZONTAL FACILITY FOR THE WESTERN BALKANS AND TURKEY 2019-2022

Inclusion Day Celebrated in Podgorica

11 OCTOBER 2022 PODGORICA

As part of the joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe, “Quality education for all”, the Inclusion Day was celebrated in the multimedia hall of the University Sports and Culture Center. The event is organised in partnership with the joint programme of the EU and the Council...

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Article prepared by Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022

Labour inspectors from North Macedonia enhance their knowledge on preventing discrimination and forced labour

26-28 SEPTEMBER 2022 GEVGELIJA AND SKOPJE

After two successful trainings with labour inspectors in June, the capacity building on preventing discrimination at the workplace and forced labour continued with 46 labour inspectors in Skopje and Gevgelija. The labour inspectors had the opportunity to enhance their knowledge on the protection...

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ROMACTED Phase II Programme in Türkiye: Implementation Progress at Local Level

21 July 2022 Ankara

In the period from November 2021 to June 2022 in Türkiye, ROMACTED Phase II of the Joint Programme, focused on activities to build Community Action Groups, Institutional Working Groups, and Municipal Taskforce Groups and initiate cooperation between beneficiaries to develop Roma-related policies...

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