Intolerance against Muslims
Call for submissions of practices and initiatives in education that aim to combat intolerance against Muslims
The ODIHR’s Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department, in partnership with the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS UK) and the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE), has started a new education project.

The aim of this project is to map out practices and initiatives related to education on intolerance against Muslims in the OSCE region. The selected practices and initiatives will appear in a directory, which will serve as the starting point for various discussions about the enhancement of educational programmes addressing intolerance against Muslims.

For this purpose, we call for submissions from inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), governments, local authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and practitioners at all levels of education. Submissions need to relate to the primary and secondary level schooling sectors, in addition to teacher training institutions.

Before filling in the submission form, please carefully read the announcement, background information and examples of practices and initiatives.

Please note that the deadline for submissions has been extended to September 15, 2009.

Upcoming events
Enhancing community-law enforcement cooperation in combating hate crimes against Muslims
28 April 2014

Swiss OSCE Chairmanship and ODIHR are co-hosting the expert conference "Enhancing Community-Law Enforcement Relations in Combating Hate Crimes against Muslims" in Vienna on 28 April 2014. The event will bring together government officials, law enforcement practitioners, non-governmental organizations and Muslim community representatives.

The objectives of the meeting are threefold:
1) explore the challenges to the security of Muslim communities in the OSCE region, with a particular focus on how to enhance law enforcement - community relations in order to remove barriers to reporting, responding to and preventing hate crimes against Muslims;
2) exchange views on the role of governments and share good practices of co-operation between authorities and Muslim communities;
3) develop a set of recommendations on how to enhance confidence in law enforcement in order to more effectively combat anti-Muslim hate crimes.