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People of African descent study tour and presentation to the United States Department, Congressional Black Caucus, United States Helsinki Commission and selected civil rights groups/organisations

Place: Washington, DC, 18-22 November 2013
Organisers: ODIHR
The study tour was part of a project funded by the United States delegation to the OSCE, that took seventeen participants from ten participating States to the United States to meet with government officials, civil rights organisations and representatives and to present issues of racism, discrimination and hate crimes/hate speech that are pertinent to them in their respective countries. The tour was building upon previous ODIHR events and activities (Roundtable in Vienna in November 2011 and Hate crimes training workshop in Warsaw in October 2012) related to people of African descent communities in the OSCE region.

Press release: Hastings introduces resolution recognizing people of African descent and black European leaders

Fifth annual meeting of the national points of contact on hate crime

Place: Warsaw, 14-15 November 2013
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Expert Meeting
National points of contact on hate crime from across the OSCE region will meet for annual NPC gathering in Warsaw on 14-15 November, 2013.

The working level meeting is an opportunity for exchange of experience and good practice initiatives among NPCs and ODIHR. The meeting is aimed particularly at improving the data collection and reporting of hate crime data at the national level – the main task of the NPCs. The opening panel on the first night should introduce the context for NPC work – the police, prosecution, victim surveys and a victim representation will meet and offer the big picture perspective. On day two, ODIHR’s new tools facilitating data collection will be presented and NPCs will provide feedback and learn to use them. Brainstorming on the challenges of hate crimes and data collection across the OSCE region will top the meeting off on Friday afternoon.

Participation in the meeting is limited to national points of contact on hate crime.

Summary report

Hate crime training for civil society representatives in Ukraine

Place: Kiev, 13-14 November 2013
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Training Seminar

During this two-day event, civil society representatives from Ukraine with different areas of activities get trained to understand the hate crimes phenomenon and the difference with similar concepts, in order to be able to identify, monitor and report such crimes, as well as support victims and raise awareness on the matter.
While the responsibility to combat hate crimes lies primarily on the shoulders of public authorities, civil society can play an important role in guiding governments to enhance their relevant policies and strategies. This is especially crucial to address under-reporting and under-recording of hate crimes against certain communities, due to lack of confidence in governmental officials.The training aims to increase the capacities of civil society organizations to monitor hate crimes and combat these violent acts of intolerance in close co-operation with law enforcement officials and prosecutors.

Training for trainers of imams and community leaders on responding to hate crimes against Muslims

Place: Warsaw, 9-11 November 2013
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Training Seminar
ODIHR’s Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department is organizing a workshop for trainers of imams and community leaders on responding to hate crimes against Muslims.
The event aims to equip participants with the necessary tools to deliver their own training courses and is designed to be learner-oriented, interactive and practical.

Press release: OSCE/ODIHR trains imams and community leaders in combating hate crimes against Muslims

Hate crime training for civil society representatives in Montenegro

Place: Przno, 23-24 October 2013
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Training Seminar

During this two-day event, civil society representatives from Montenegro with different areas of activities get trained to understand the hate crimes phenomenon and the difference with similar concepts, in order to be able to identify, monitor and report such crimes, as well as support victims and raise awareness on the matter.
While the responsibility to combat hate crimes lies primarily on the shoulders of public authorities, civil society can play an important role in guiding governments to enhance their relevant policies and strategies. This is especially crucial to address under-reporting and under-recording of hate crimes against certain communities, due to lack of confidence in governmental officials.The training aims to increase the capacities of civil society organizations to monitor hate crimes and combat these violent acts of intolerance in close co-operation with law enforcement officials and prosecutors.

Hate crime training for civil society representatives in Bulgaria

Place: Sofia, 12-13 September 2013
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Training Seminar

During this two-day event, civil society representatives from Bulgaria with different areas of activities get trained to understand the hate crimes phenomenon and the difference with similar concepts, in order to be able to identify, monitor and report such crimes, as well as support victims and raise awareness on the matter.
While the responsibility to combat hate crimes lies primarily on the shoulders of public authorities, civil society can play an important role in guiding governments to enhance their relevant policies and strategies. This is especially crucial to address under-reporting and under-recording of hate crimes against certain communities, due to lack of confidence in governmental officials.The training aims to increase the capacities of civil society organizations to monitor hate crimes and combat these violent acts of intolerance in close co-operation with law enforcement officials and prosecutors.

Training on hate crime for OSCE, UNHCR and IOM field mission staff

Place: Warsaw, 8-9 August 2013
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Training Seminar
The training will explore the concept of hate crime, including identifying, monitoring and reporting, highlight effective government strategies on hate crime, and discuss how field missions can contribute to combating hate crime.

Regional seminar on hate crimes against people with disabilities for national human rights institutions and criminal justice officials

Place: Oslo, 4 June 2013
Organisers: ODIHR ; Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombudsman (LDO)
Category: Workshop
This seminar offers a forum for government officials, political representatives, law enforcement practitioners, representatives of national human rights institutions and disabled people’s organizations, to explore challenges and identify good practices and ways forward in the Nordic region. Specifically it aims to:
- raise awareness about the concept and nature of disability hate crime, and to share experiences from the region;
- present effective responses to disability hate crime at the national level;
-identify ways forward for criminal justice officials, national human rights institutions, and civil society.

Hate crimes training for civil society organizations in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Place: Veles, 27-28 May 2013
Organisers: ODIHR ; OSCE Mission to Skopje
Category: Training Seminar
The training is organized by the OSCE Mission to Skopje in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the scope of a project to support national stakeholders in tackling hate crimes and hate speech.
During this two-day event, civil society representatives from different regions in the country will be trained to understand hate crimes phenomenon and the difference with similar concepts, in order to be able to identify, monitor and report such crimes, as well as support victims and raise awareness on the matter.
While the responsibility to combat hate crimes lies primarily on the shoulders of public authorities, civil society can play an important role in guiding governments to enhance their relevant policies and strategies. This is especially crucial to address under-reporting and under-recording of hate crimes against certain communities, due to lack of confidence in governmental officials.
The training aims to increase the capacities of civil society organizations to monitor hate crimes and combat these violent acts of intolerance in close co-operation with law enforcement officials and prosecutors.

Regional training for civil society representatives on hate crimes against Muslims

Place: Copenhagen, 3-4 May 2013
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Training Seminar
During this two-day workshop, civil society representatives from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will receive training on how to recognize hate crimes against Muslims and on what civil society organizations can do in order to combat this phenomenon.

While the responsibility to combat hate crimes lies primarily on the shoulders of public authorities, civil society can play an important role in guiding governments to enhance their relevant policies and strategies. This is especially crucial to address under-reporting and under-recording of hate crimes against certain communities, due to lack of confidence in governmental officials.

The training aims to increase the capacities of civil society organizations to monitor hate crimes against Muslims and combat these violent acts of intolerance in close co-operation with other community organizations and law enforcement officials.

Workshop for civil society on anti-Semitic hate crimes in the OSCE region

Place: Warsaw, 18 December 2012
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Workshop
The workshop will gather representatives of non-governmental and Jewish community organizations from across the OSCE region for a one-day workshop on countering anti-Semitic hate crimes.

News: OSCE/ODIHR examines good practices on collecting data on anti-Semitic hate crimes

Preventing and responding to hate crimes : the Italian experience

Place: Milan, 17 December 2012
Organisers: ODIHR ; Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
Category: Roundtable Meeting ; Training Seminar
The role of judges, prosecutors and law-enforcement agencies in combating hate crimes is the focus of a roundtable discussion organized by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and supported by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).

News: Law enforcement’s role in combating hate crime in focus at Milan roundtable discussion

Workshop on hate crimes against people with disabilities

Place: Oslo, 26 November 2012
Organisers: ODIHR ; Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombudsman (LDO)
Category: Workshop
The aims are:
- to gain a better understanding about the concept and nature of disability hate crime, and to share experiences,
- to identify ways to respond to incidents of disability hate crime,
- to identify and record key messages to bring to the seminar planned for 2013, involving regional senior officials.

Training for civil society on countering hate crimes against Muslims

Place: Berlin, 24-25 November 2012
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Training Seminar
During this two-day workshop, civil society representatives from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will receive training on countering hate crimes against Muslims.

The aim of the training is to raise awareness of the concept of hate crimes and provide information on how to monitor and respond to such incidents, with a view to increasing understanding of the impact of hate crimes on society.

Fourth annual meeting of the national points of contact on hate crime

Place: Vienna, 15-16 November 2012
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Expert Meeting
National points of contact on hate crime from across the OSCE region will be joined by civil society organisations and representatives from OSCE delegations as well as IGOs working in the area of hate crime for the meeting in Vienna on 15-16 November, 2012.

The aims of the meeting are to create an opportunity for an exchange of experience and good practice initiatives among NPCs, ODIHR and civil society representatives, to share information about current ODIHR projects of specific interest to NPCs, to seek NPCs’ and civil society representatives’ perspectives and suggestions, and to identify further areas of cooperation among NPCs, civil society representatives and ODIHR.

News: Despite national efforts, hate crimes remain serious problem in OSCE region, ODIHR report says

Training on hate crime for OSCE, UNHCR and IOM field mission staff

Place: Warsaw, 15-16 October 2012
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Training Seminar
The training will explore the concept of hate crime, including identifying, monitoring and reporting, highlight effective government strategies on hate crime, and discuss how field missions can contribute to combating hate crime.

Hate crime training for the people of African descent

Place: Warsaw, 1-2 October 2012
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Training Seminar
On October 1-2 2012, ODIHR will organize a regional training for twenty five participants - representatives of civil society organizations from the OSCE region. Participants will also be encouraged to develop projects aimed at combating hate crimes domestically. Civil society organizations active on behalf of people of African descent often lack resources, training and information to carry out monitoring, reporting and advocacy on racism and xenophobia.

ODIHR meeting with Polish Ministry of Interior, police and African community

Place: Warsaw, 19 September 2012
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Roundtable Meeting
ODIHR's Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department is organizing a roundtable meeting with representatives of the Polish Ministry of Interior, police officials, border-guard and immigration officers, and members of the African community in Poland. The purpose of the meeting is to facilitate communication between these groups and explore areas for potential future outreach collaboration.

Seminar on the role of civil society in combating hate crimes against Christians

Place: Rome, 26-27 June 2012
Organisers: ODIHR ; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy
Category: Training Seminar
This seminar is being organized as a follow up to the 2011 High-Level Meeting on Preventing and Responding to Hate Incidents and Crimes against Christians, in which participants recommended that ODIHR should build the capacity of civil society to monitor hate crimes against Christians.

The aim of the seminar is to raise awareness of the concept of hate crimes and different forms of intolerance, as well as on the freedom of religion or belief. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the role of civil society organizations in responding to hate crimes and promoting the freedom of religion or belief.

Press release: Civil society’s response to hate crimes against Christians in focus at ODIHR seminar in Rome

Presentation of the Training for Law Enforcement against Hate Crime (TAHCLE) programme to the Polish law enforcement officials

Place: Warsaw, 22 February 2012
Organisers: ODIHR
Category: Training Seminar
Following the co-operation between the Ministry of Interior and ODIHR on prevention to hate crime, ODIHR is presenting the revised version of the Law Enforcement Officer Programme (LEOP) renamed Training for Law Enforcement against Hate Crime (TAHCLE) to the law enforcement officials.

The overall objective of the programme is to improve police skills in recognizing, understanding and investigating hate crimes.
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