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22 Jul

TAHCLE Training-of-trainers event

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 09:00 to Friday, July 24, 2015 - 17:30

Where: Warsaw, Poland
Organizer: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

This event will help prepare experienced police trainers from across the OSCE region the curriculum from ODIHR's Training Against Hate Crime for Law Enforcement (TAHCLE) programme.

22 Jun

OSCE Personal Representatives visit to the Netherlands

When: Monday, June 22, 2015 - 09:15
Where: The Netherlands
Organizer: OSCE Chairmanship

Visit to France by the Chairperson-in-Office's Personal Representatives on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination.

15 Jun

Workshop: Promoting Equal Access to Education and Work for Muslim Women and Women of African Descent

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 09:30 to Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 17:30

Where: Warsaw, Poland
Organizer: OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

In spring 2014, ODIHR organized focus groups for Muslim women and women of African descent to share their experiences of discrimination and intolerance and to make recommendations on how these issues could be addressed by civil society organizations. In September, ODIHR conducted a training of trainers for the group aimed at recognizing hate crimes and discrimination and identifying strategies for their further engagement. The issue of discrimination was identified by participants as a central one, mainly in two areas: access to education and work.



08 Jun

Regional Training on disability hate crime

Monday, June 8, 2015 - 08:00 to Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 17:00

Where: Zagreb, Croatia

Workshop on countering hate crimes against disabled people.

25 May

Training with Kosovo Police on hate crime recording

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

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

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

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.