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Kick-off event “Establishing a comprehensive system for anti-discrimination protection”

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.

The kick-off event gave the project team of the two beneficiary institutions, the Office of the Ombudsman and the Croatian Government's Office for Human Rights and Rights of National Minorities, and their Austrian partner organisation, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, the opportunity to present the objectives and activities of the project to the most relevant stakeholders responsible for implementing the Anti-Discrimination Act.

About 100 people participated in the event. Among them were high ranking officials, representatives of civil society organisations and journalists.

Further project information can be found in the project fact-sheet.

Agenda, speeches, leaflet and press release can be downloaded below.