Julia Planitzer, Staatssekretär Mahrer und einige LOIS AbsolventInnen

20 successful graduates saw the finalisation of the first Lab for Open Innovation in Science (LOIS) which was initiated by the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG) in 2015. Amongst the graduates is Julia Planitzer, senior expert specialized in measures against trafficking in human beings at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights. The selected participating researchers came from various disciplinary backgrounds and different academic career levels and had the opportunity to learn from each other and reflect the interrelation of science and society with an international faculty.

15 Jahre Aktionstage Politische Bildung 2017

Between 23 April (World Book Day) and 9 May (Europe Day) the main event series on Citizenship Education in Austria invites this year already for the 15th time with more than 200 activities to participate. The Citizenship Days are an annual nationwide campaign, initiated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and coordinated by polis – The Austrian Centre for Citizenship Education in Schools which is located at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights. The campaign aims to raise and strengthen public awareness of Citizenship Education and Human Rights Education.

RTA Hannele Varsa welcoming the participants of the first training

In the framework of the Twinning project “Support to Gender equality“, three trainings for different groups of referees/judges and court advisors took place in February and March 2017 in order to strengthen the capacities of Croatian judges on EU gender equality law and its application in Croatia. 

Fair Trials

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights has recently become a member of the LEAP (Legal Experts Advisory Panel) Network. “LEAP is an EU-wide network of experts in criminal justice and human rights which works to promote fair and effective judicial cooperation within Europe” and is coordinated by Fair Trials.

Presentation of possible thematic areas for the network: Gerrit Zach (BIM), Stephanie Krisper (BIM), Jesca Beneder (DG Justice, European Commission), Markus Jaeger (Council of Europe), Copyrights (c) Council of Europe

National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) from the EU and Council of Europe Member States met in Strasbourg on 4-5 April 2017 for the launching conference of the EU NPM network, a joint project between the European Union and the Council of Europe. Representatives of the SPT, the CPT, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, OSCE/ODIHR and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions were also present.

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