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Regionalne seminarium na temat budowania koalicji w celu wspólnego promowania tolerancji i niedyskryminacji

The seminar will entail the presentation of two tools aimed at supporting civil society organizations in their efforts cooperate on promoting tolerance and addressing hate crime.

The National Democratic Institute (NDI) aims to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government. In Central Europe, NDI seeks to develop sustainable responses to xenophobia, racism, and discrimination based on religion or belief through joint activism by minority rights groups and their allies. The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has been mandated to assist participating States, religious or belief communities, and civil society organizations in preventing and responding to intolerance and discrimination. ODIHR supports participating States with their efforts to counter anti-Semitism as well as intolerance against Muslims, Christians and other religions and beliefs, and to combat racism and xenophobia.

NDI, in cooperation with ODIHR, Czulent Jewish Association and the City of Krakow, will jointly host a Regional Seminar on Coalition-Building to Jointly Promote Tolerance and Non-Discrimination. The seminar will bring together civil society human rights organizations from four countries – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia – that work with diverse communities in various fields in order to build their combined capacity to promote tolerance and non-discrimination.

The panel sessions and workshops that will take place during the conference will focus on topics related to (1) the role of civil society in responding to, and preventing racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance and discrimination, and (2) coalition-building among civil society groups to promote common agendas that uphold tolerance and non-discrimination.

The seminar will entail the presentation of two tools aimed at supporting civil society organizations in their efforts cooperate on promoting tolerance and addressing hate crime. One tool is a coalition building module – a guide to successful coalition building, with a particular emphasis on creating networks of civil society organizations that promote tolerance and non-discrimination. The second tool is a hate crime reporting platform, which is an online tool that civil society organizations can use to promote reporting, document and track incidents of hate crime, and to share the data with ODIHR if they wish. During the pilot phase, the tool will be made available to Hungarian and Polish civil society organizations that are interested in integrating hate-crime reporting into their work. Participants from other countries will be able to adopt the tool following the completion of the pilot at the beginning of 2018.

the project implemented in 2017

Organized by:

The National Democratic Institute,
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE),
Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).

Partners:

City Hall w Krakowie,
Jewish Association Czulent.

Financed by:

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor – US Department of State,
International Visegrad Fund,
ODIHR’s Turning Words into Action to Address Anti-Semitism initiative, a three-year project funded by the Federal Foreign Office of the Republic of Germany.