Day 1 of the “MAKE EVERY VOICE HEARD! The Power of Victim Perspectives in Fighting Hate Crime” conference consisted of a number of insightful sessions in which participants were presented with new and interesting viewpoints on hate crimes, hate violence and the rise of fascism in Europe. Stephan Kees from VBRG opened the conference by […]
UNITED Conference near Berlin, 19-24 November 2017 Follow the conference live via Facebook and Twitter Tweet and post with the hashtags #everyvoice and #UNITED17 What support can we offer for victims of hate violence and their communities? How can we incorporate victims’ perspectives into NGO activities? What are the needs of different victim groups? These are […]
Staff and volunteers from civil society organizations in Ukraine who are or will be engaged in hate crimes identification and response, victim support and advocacy are encouraged to apply to the training.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has released its latest country reports on Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland and Luxembourg, analysing recent developments and outstanding issues and providing recommendations to the authorities.
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) opens its call for data on hate crimes in 2016, and calls on civil society organisations to submit data for the report.
The international UNITED conference “Rewind Radicalisation: Building up strategies against extremism” will take place near Prague, CZ from 7-12 April 2017. Deadline for nominations is 12 February
The official call for civil society submissions to ODIHR’s report on hate crime in 2016 will be sent out in February 2017, and ODIHR encourages civil society organisations all over Europe to get ready to submit their data.
Statement by members of the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) on the OSCE Ministerial Council and Parallel Civil Society Conference in Hamburg.
Representatives of NGOs and the governments of OSCE member states met in Hamburg last week for the 2016 OSCE Ministerial Council and Parallel Civil Society Conference. NGOs, including UNITED and members of the Civil Solidarity Platform (CSP) presented a set of recommendations to member states highlighting the need for protection and expansion of civil society space in Europe, as well as reaffirming the need to protect the rights of migrants, refugees and minorities.
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights has published its hate crime data for 2015, based on submissions from national governments and civil society organisations. It has called on governments to renew their efforts to meet data collection commitments.