About The Diversity Initiative

Responding to an increase in the number of suspected racially motivated attacks in Ukraine beginning in December 2006, International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Amnesty International (AI) and other concerned civil society organizations formed the Diversity Initiative network in April 2007 to begin addressing the issue in a coordinated way.

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Call for proposals to provide consultancy services in relation to police harassment of Roma in Ukraine

The ERRC is calling for proposals from experts (whether individuals, NGOs, or otherwise) to provide consultancy services in relation to police harassment of Roma in Ukraine.

The selected expert(s) will carry out research into the extent of police harassment of Roma or other forms of discrimination by police against Roma in that country, including violence targeting Roma, disproportionate document checks, car stops, stop-and-search, and over-policing of Romani neighbourhoods.

Call for contributions: Bridge building and integration in diverse societies

As part of Germany’s chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in 2016, the High Commissioner on National Minorities has tasked the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) with conducting a study highlighting the abilities of diverse ethnic groups and minorities (including national, linguistic, religious, cultural and similar) as bridge-builders and agents of reconciliation between states.

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Conference: Jewish Cultural Heritage. Projects, Methods, Inspirations

We invite all practitioners, museum professionals, educators, artists, and people working on a Jewish cultural heritage project to participate in the conference. We especially encourage them to contribute by submitting their abstracts in the open call. We wish to have presentations about as diverse a group of projects as possible. The conference will explore issues related to Jewish cultural heritage in contemporary Europe – preservation, animation, engagement, and impact.

OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities discusses how to strengthen the inter-ethnic institutional framework in Ukraine

The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and the Ukrainian Parliament's Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Inter-ethnic Relations co-organized a roundtable discussion in Kyiv on 10 March on strengthening the institutional framework with regard to inter-ethnic relations in Ukraine and in the context of decentralization.

The discussion brought together more than 150 participants representing relevant Ministries, Members of the Ukrainian Parliament, national minority communities, experts, civil society groups and international organizations.

Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Tolerance and non-discrimination Events SHDM I: Policies and strategies to further promote tolerance and non-discrimination

SHDM I: Policies and strategies to further promote tolerance and non-discrimination

When

14 April 2016, 13:00 - 15 April 2016, 17:30

Where

Vienna

Organized by

OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and German Chairperson-in-office

В УжНУ стартує інтегрована сертифікатна програма «Ромські студії»

Презентація інтегрованої сертифікатної програми «Ромські студії» днями відбулася в Ужгородському національному університеті. Йдеться про шість спецкурсів, які безкоштовно пропонують студентам для вивчення: вони стосуються історії, культури, громадського життя представників ромської народності.

На презентації проекту була присутня проректор УжНУ Мирослава Лендьел, котра зауважила, що сертифікат цієї програми знадобиться людині будь-якої професії: вчителю, журналісту, соціологу.

Seminar "Let’s make it home" – a seminar on inclusion of IDPs and refugees"

When: 14 - 22 April 2016
Where: Sumy, Ukraine
Who: 3 participants
Deadline: 09.03.2016

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival on Migration, Celebrating Diversity and Social Inclusion 2016 CALL FOR ENTRIES

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival on Migration,
Celebrating Diversity and Social Inclusion

2016 CALL FOR ENTRIES
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 29 MAY 2016
Visit the PLURAL+ website to submit your video entry

Apply to European Summer School on “Prejudice, Genocide, Remembrance”

Deadline: 11 March 2016
Open to: educators, public servants, journalists, members of civil society organisations, MA and PhD students
Venue: 26 June – 2 July 2016, Budapest, Hungary

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