From the 27th of February to the 1st of March of 2018, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights welcomed a 16-person delegation from Albania. The study visit took place within the context of the EU- Council of Europe Joint Program “Enhancing the effectiveness of the Albanian system of human rights protection and anti-discrimination”. Delegates from the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the People’s Advocate and the Council of Europe’s Project Team in Tirana participated in the activity.
Anti-Discrimination, Diversity and Asylum
The aim of SELEX II is to disclose evidence – in eight EU Member States – about the specific experiences, views and needs of migrant workers who have experienced (severe) labour exploitation. The project builds on the perspectives, experiences and needs of migrant workers experiencing labor exploitation, which is the added value of this project.
The aim of the project is to develop a model course on legal protection against discrimination in South-East Europe, which will be tested during a Winter School and further developed so that it can be integrated into the curriculum of law faculties in the Western Balkans either as a regular or elective course within the respective master programs.
Misinformation about individuals fleeing their home countries has created a social climate, which seems to prioritize the protection from refugees rather than the protection of refugees.
On the occasion of the completion of the Twinning project „Support to the advancement of human rights and zero tolerance to discrimination“, the project closing event took place on 07 June 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia. Representatives of UN agencies and the OSCE Mission to Serbia, Serbian stakeholders including representatives of line ministries, National Councils of National Minorities, the Judicial Academy and Civil Society Organizations involved in the protection of human and minority rights attended this event.
On 6 June 2017, an event titled “WE DO NOT DISCRIMINATE! Conference on the occasion of the presentation of the Guidebook for Developing an Anti-discrimination Code of Conduct for Employers“ took place in Serbia. This conference was organized within the framework of the Twinning project “Support to the advancement of human rights and zero tolerance to discrimination“, and it is one of the elements that support the Serbian Commissioner for Protection of Equality (CPE) in increasing the effectiveness of her recommendations targeting employers who have been found to engage in discriminatory practices.
On June 12th 2017, all 19 CPE staff members participating in the training of trainers program strengthening their competences and skills in handling cases as well as doing awareness raising and outreach work received their certificates.
On 24 May 2016, Monika Mayrhofer will present the results of the research project ClimAccount, which was funded by the Austrian Climate and Research Fund, at the Austrian Climate Day (22-24 May in Vienna). The titel of the presentation is "Human Rights Accountability of the EU and Austria for Climate Change Policies in Third Countries and their possible Effects on Migration"
Further details on this event you can find here.
On 16 May 2017, Monika Mayrhofer will present a paper on "Protesting Against the Displacement of the Ngöbe in Panama" at the 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) on "Forgotten Corridors. Global Displacement & the Politics of Engagement, 15-18 May 2017" in Victoria/Canada.
Further details on project and conference you can find here.