On 15 May 2014, the kick-off event of the Twinning project against homophobia and transphobia in Kosovo took place in Pristina, organised by the Kosovo Office for Good Governance in cooperation with the Austrian Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare.
On 10.06.2013, on the eve of Croatia becoming the 28th member of the European Union, the final event of the Twinning project “Establishing a comprehensive system for anti-discrimination protection” took place in Zagreb at the premises of the Parliament of the Republic of Croatia.
The crucial training phase of the EU Twinning project between Austria, Germany and Turkey started on 6 May 2013. The project aims at enhancing the implementation capacity of the Turkish National Police to prevent disproportionate use of force. For this end the legal framework as well as standard operating procedures shall be amended.
Within the framework of the events series HUMAN RIGHTS TALKS, the following HUMAN RIGHTS TALK will take place on the 30th of October 2012 at 19:00 in the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna: "Menschenrechtliche Aus- und Umbauarbeiten des Hauses Europa? Die Rolle der EU bei der Beförderung von Menschenrechten und Rechtsstaatlichkeit in Beitrittskandidatenstaaten".
On 28th June 2012 the final event of the Twinning project “Implementation of Personal Data Protection Strategy” with the participation of high-level data protection experts and diplomats from Austria and Slovenia, representatives of the EU delegation, project stakeholders and project members and Montenegrin experts and decision makers was held in Podgorica.
On 24.01.2012, the kick-off event for the Twinning project “Establishing a comprehensive system for anti-discrimination protection” took place in Zagreb at the premises of the Parliament of the Republic of Croatia. Among others, Ambassador Paul Vandoren, Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Croatia, Mr Josip Leko, Vice-President of the Croatian Parliament, Mr Jurica Malčić, the Ombudsman, Mr Luka Mađerić, Head of the Government’s Office for Human Rights and Mr Hannes Tretter, scientific director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, and Barbara Liegl, Resident Twinning Adviser, gave a speech.
As Junior Partner to the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the Twinning project “Promoting Gender Equality in Working Life" the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights organized a study visit for 11 Turkish civil servants from 24th to 28th October 2011. Comprising numerous meetings with Austrian experts the study visit enabled the participants to exchange intensively with their interlocutors on issues of gender equality in working life.
The EU-funded Twinning project ‘Implementation Capacity of Turkish Police to Prevent Disproportionate Use of Force by the Turkish Police’ has started officially with the kick off-meeting on 5 and 6 September 2011 in Ankara. Together with the Turkish National Police the Austrian-German Consortium will jointly draft legal recommendations, develop standard operating procedures and implement a train the trainer programme that will enable a better compliance with the European Convention of Human Rights.