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08 Jun

Regional Training on disability hate crime

When: Monday, June 8, 2015 - 08:00 to Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 17:00
Where: Zagreb, Croatia
Organizer:

Workshop on countering hate crimes against disabled people.

25 May

Training with Kosovo Police on hate crime recording

When: Monday, May 25, 2015 - 09:00 to Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 17:00
Where: Kosovo
Organizer: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, OSCE Mission in Kosovo

Training event to help strengthen the hate crime capacity of local law enforcement.

21 May

Building Bridges: Promoting Dialogue to Prevent Radicalization and Violent Extremism

When: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, May 22, 2015 - 19:00
Where: Vienna, Austria
Organizer: OSCE Secretary General

This OSCE Security Days event will provide a forum for exploring the root causes of extremism and radicalisation, as well as possible measures and actions to counter extremism and radicalization that lead to violence.  During the thematic sessions, participants will look at how different levers and tools – including media, education, inter-religious and inter-cultural dialogue, and empowerment of women and youth – can effectively contribute to reducing tensions and turn vulnerable individuals away from radicalisation.

18 May

Conference on enhancing efforts to prevent and combat intolerance and discrimination against Christians, focusing on hate crimes, exclusion, marginalisation and denial of rights

When: Monday, May 18, 2015 - 09:45 to 17:45
Where: Vienna, Austria
Organizer: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, OSCE Chairmanship

Discrimination and intolerance threaten the security of individuals and may give rise to wider scale conflict and violence that undermine international stability and security. OSCE participating States share a broad range of commitments to combat racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, discrimination and intolerance, including against Muslims, Christians, and Jews and to prevent and respond to hate crimes. While underlining the importance of a comprehensive approach to address discrimination and hate crimes, OSCE participating States have also acknowledged specificities of different forms of intolerance, including against Christians and members of other religions.

13 May

Prosecutors Training of Trainers

When: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 08:30 to Friday, May 15, 2015 - 17:30
Where: Warsaw, Poland
Organizer: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

Two day Training of trainers for prosecutors as part of the Prosecutors and Hate Crimes Training (PAHCT) programme. 

04 May

UNITED Conference and Civil Society Training

When: Monday, May 4, 2015 - 09:00 to Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 16:15
Where: Malaga, Spain
Organizer: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights,UNITED Against Racism

UNITED's annual conference will take place from 4 to 9 May 2015 under the theme “Overcome all borders; UNITED against Intolerance”. This conference will focus on the intolerance migrants face in Europe with an emphasis on the scapegoating reaction to migration at Southern European borders. The aim of this conference is to create ideas, vision, and strategies to counter this intolerance and the lack of a strong and humane political vision.

In addition to presenting at the event, ODIHR is organizing a workshop for civil society on 9-10 May. 

30 Apr

Last day to submit civil society contributions for ODIHR's 2014 Hate Crime Reporting

When: Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 23:45
Where: Warsaw, Poland
Organizer: ODIHR

We are now preparing our annual hate crime reporting and encourage civil society to submit information by 30 April 2015.

Every year on 16 November, International Tolerance Day, the ODIHR releases its hate crime reporting data.

Our reporting provides an overview of hate crimes and incidents, and of responses by governments and civil society in the 57 OSCE participating States. Information provided by civil society is essential to our reporting, as it complements official data submitted by participating States.  

23 Apr

Hate Crime Training for Law Enforcement in Skopje

When: Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 10:00 to Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 10:00
Where: Skopje
Organizer: ODIHR, OSCE Mission to Skopje

The OSCE Mission to Skopje, in co-operation with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), will train 50 law enforcement officers in recognizing, understanding and investigating hate crimes from 23 to 29 April 2015 in Skopje.

22 Apr

ODIHR signs hate crime training agreement with Lithuania

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 10:30
Where:
Organizer: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and Lithuania signed an agreement on 22 April 2015 to train local law enforcement officers in recognizing, understanding and investigating hate crimes.

Implementation of ODIHR’s Training Against Hate Crimes for Law Enforcement (TAHCLE) programme should improve police skills in preventing and responding to hate crimes, interacting effectively with victim communities, and building public confidence and co-operation with law-enforcement agencies.

20 Apr

Responding to anti-Semitic hate crime in the OSCE region

When: Monday, April 20, 2015 - 08:00 to 22:00
Where: Vienna, Austria
Organizer: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

This consultative civil society workshop will explore the impact anti-Semitic hate crimes have on Jewish communities in the wake of the fatal attacks in Brussels, Paris and Copenhagen and identify practical steps governments can undertake in co-operation with Jewish communities to prevent and respond to anti-Semitic attacks. 

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