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Minority Rights Advocacy in the EU: A guide to NGOs in Eastern Partnership Countries

Over recent years, the European Union (EU) has become the most influential player in the Eastern Partnership countries (EaP). It is both a prominent development actor and a relevant political force in the region. For EaP countries’ minorities this is a particularly hopeful process; with some EaP countries successfully signing Association Agreements with the EU, […]

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Georgia in Transition

The Introduction of the report gives brief summaries of the main concerns and reflections  of the EU Special Adviser on Constitutional and Legal Reform and Human Rights in Georgia. The body of the report goes deeper into seven key areas in relation to human rights: judiciary, penitentiary, law enforcement, minority rights, political participation, freedom of […]

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Institutions of Georgia for Governance on National Minorities: An Overview

This paper aims to discuss the institutional set-up around civil integration and minority protection issues in Georgia since the ‘Rose Revolution’, and the study reviews the state structures relevant for governance and legislative practices on civil integration and minority issues. It seeks to provide an overview of the institutional problems that beset civic integration by […]

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The Integration of National Minorities in the Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli provinces of Georgia

This paper aims to explore the extent to which national minorities in the Georgian provinces of Kvemo Kartli and Samtskhe-Javakheti are integrated into the economic and political life of Georgia and to investigate how government policy in the aftermath of the Rose Revolution of November 2003 has affected the relationship between the state and minority communities […]

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Situation of civil society and national minorities in Belarus

This document is a European Parliament resolution of 10 March 2010 on the situation of civil society and national minorities in Belarus.

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Current struggle over EU integration in Ukraine critical for minorities, says European rights organization

Minority Rights Group Europe together with the Eastern Partnership Minorities Network is concerned that the Ukrainian government is on the wrong track with the protection of minority rights when it withdraws from European integration processes. According to the international human rights organization, further integration between Ukraine and the European Union (EU) would provide much-needed leverage […]

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Tightening the Screws

Azerbaijan’s record on freedom of expression, assembly, and association has been on a steady decline for some years, but it has seen a dramatic deterioration since mid-2012.  Since then the government has been engaged in a concerted effort to curtail opposition political activity, punish public allegations of corruption and other criticism of government practices, and […]

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Members

COTAARM – Comunitatea Originarilor din Tarile Africii si Asiei in Republica Moldova

COTAARM was founded on April 14, 1998 through the voluntary activity of its members and succeeded in projecting different categories of immigrants with the assistance of Helsinki Committee for Human rights in Moldova. Members of COTAARM have been living for more then 10 years in Republic of Moldova, until present they have limited legal support […]

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Public Movement Multinational Georgia

Public Movement “Multinational Georgia” (PMMG) – civil movement which has been created in year 1999 uniting citizens of Georgia representing different ethnic, religious, and linguistic groups residing in Georgia. PMMG – is umbrella organization which provides resource support and cooperates with the representatives of the more then 18 diaspora and 56 grass-root NGOs working in the field […]

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Moldova without Nazism /Moldova Fără Nazism

In June 2010, at the founding congress in Kiev was established the international human rights movement, “World without Nazism”, which brought together anti-fascists and human rights activists from around the world. At the same time, the historical policy of revenge in the Republic of Moldova became so active and focused, for that reason the need […]

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Minority Rights Group Europe

Minority Rights Group Europe lobbies governments and international organisations alongside, and on behalf of, minorities in South East Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus.  We publish authoritative reports widely valued by academics and journalists. Minority Rights Group Europe also works as regional office of MRG International.

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The Assyrian International Congress of Georgia

The Assyrian International Congress of Georgia was founded in 1992. The congress actively participates in life of the Assyrian people. Its primary goal is to keep and develop the mother tongue, traditions and culture.

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Zhytomyr Regional Association of Social Services (ZtRASS)

ZtRASS was founded in 2006 by specialists of social sphere. Purpose of ZtRASS – creating an effective mechanism for the implementation and development of social programs, public initiatives to ensure social justice through empowerment and support of the most vulnerable sections of society and combating social exclusion factors. In the organization functioning a youth organisation.

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Democratic and Public Initiatives Simferopol City Public Organization

The organisation support the development of civic media and civic journalism and  raise awareness about  professional journalistic standards, human rights, minority rights and freedom of speech.

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No Borders Project / Social Action Centre

SAC/No Borders Project (Ukraine) provides legal assistance for refugees/asylum seekers & victims of hate crime & discrimination. It has strategic litigation experience at national/European level, & is a leading member of the Ukrainian national coalition on anti-discrimination.  As well as implementing Ukraine activities, SAC will provide competencies in working with non-traditional and visible minorities.

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Roma National Center / Centrul National al Romilor

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European Centre for Minority Issues Caucasus

ECMI has been operating a Caucasus office based in Tbilisi since 2003 where it works towards building stable and inclusive democracies throughout the region, particularly in Georgia. ECMI Caucasus works to improve the competencies of minority organizations and assists governments in building institutional capacities to develop and implement policies on national minority issues.

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News

“Win–win situation” Pilot Project implemented in Transnistria capacitates youth in gaining basic skills and working experience, facilitating cooperation among civil society and state institutions

Pilot Project “Win–win situation” was implemented by the society of the Bulgarian culture, community organization “Rodolubets” based in Transnitrian region, Republic of Moldova. The idea of the project is in line with the mission of the organization and its main objectives to consolidate and coordinate activities of the Bulgarian community from one side and local […]

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Photo of Ida Smyrnitska, crane machinist

Advocacy through education and empowerment – that was the Charity Foundation “Progress” strategy for roma rights advocacy campaign in Zakarpatska region

The campaign focused on empowering local Roma community through education and motivation. 15 young motivated Roma leaders actively participated in 3 advocacy trainings that resulted with specific outcomes – 3 micro advocacy campaigns plans. The young leaders as well as other communities members trained their skills while flash-mob on September 5th. The event aimed to […]

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145 Roma activists took part in “Strengthening cooperation of Roma community and regional authorities” advocacy campaign in Poltava region

The campaign aimed to build bridges between Roma community and decision makers in order to promote Roma rights. The goal was achieved through meetings with local authorities where major problems of Roma people in the region were discussed. 240 Roma received brochures with major local state agencies contacts. Roma community started dialogue with specific departments of […]

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Tolerance for diversity – “Non discrimination, advocacy and national cultures development”

Kyiv based NGO “Tolerspace” works with young minorities community leaders, teenagers and kids of various backgrounds. The NGO annually conducts kids and teenagers camps, where they gather children of several ethnic and religious backgrounds to ruin stereotypes about each other and build bridges instead. The campaign conducted by Kyiv-based “Tolerspace” aimed to increase advocative capacities […]

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Building bridges between minorities for stronger advocacy

The Kremenchug based NGO “Cultural Dialogue” works for tolerance and diversity promotion in the region. The campaign within EaPMN project conducted by “Cultural Dialogue” aimed to increase cooperation between various minorities and public in the region in order to strengthen tolerance and counter prejudices against minorities. 264 people took part in project activities. The campaign […]

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Ukrainian and Jewish community of Moldova implement joint campaign

Project entitled “EU pro-active” has been implemented by Association of the Ukrainian Youth in Moldova “Zlagoda” in partnership with the Jewish Community of Moldova. Their join initiative aimed promotion of the EU values and information delivery about the EaP as well as the EaP minority network to the broader audience. One of the main elements […]

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Expanding Network? Concluding conference of the EaPMN

On 7th and 8th of December 2015, the Eastern Partnership Minorities Network hosted its final Best Practice Seminar to share experiences and methodologies applied while delivering and facilitating local advocacy as well as the EaP information campaigns by minority activists and civil society organizations in the countries of EaP. The seminar was opened with the key […]

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UPR Info Session an EaPMN advocacy work

Representatives of national, ethnic and religious minority communities from Georgia will be on an advocacy visit in Geneva on October 5-6, 2015. Four minority activists from Georgia will attend the UN UPR Info session in Geneva on 6th of October and meet with the country delegates and officials from the UN in Geneva.

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Pilot Project “Teachers Twinning” launched in the Region of Samtskhe-Javakheti

ECMI Caucasus in cooperation with the “Civil Education for Lawful State” has elaborated and agreed on the implementation of the pilot project “Teachers Twinning” which is supported in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Minorities Network. The main objective of the pilot project is to advance competences of Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda public school teachers in […]

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Public Information and Local Advocacy Campaigning in Georgia

As a part of the Eastern Partnership Minorities Network programme activities, there are Public Information campaigns on Eastern Partnership currently implemented in Georgian minority populated regions by ACICC, as well as ECMI is implementing Local Advocacy Campaigns which are lead by minority organizations in regions of Georgia. “UDI” has been sub-granted to advocate importance of […]

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