News - March 2012

- 8 March 2012, Gospić: STINE Institute from Split organized an educational seminar on "Development potentials of multi-ethnic and areas of return". The seminar was organized within the framework of the project “Strengthening of Public Awareness on Multi-ethnicity as Positive Social Capital“, funded by the European Commission under the IPA 2009 and was intended for journalists of local electronic media from the Republic of Croatia. STINE partners on this project are Vukovar Institute for Peace Research and Education (VIMIO) and the Center for Peace - Vukovar.

Seminar agenda:

- 2 – 4 March 2012, Pula: Representative of the Center for Peace - Vukovar, Mr. Dragan Pepić, participated in a series of two workshops entitled: “Strategic Approach in Combating Discrimination: Methods of Litigation and Advocacy” intended for lawyers and professionals for OCD advocating. The training on implementation of legislation and the impact on policies in the field of combating discrimination in the Republic of Croatia was organized under the project "Empowering Civil Society through Training and Establishing a Croatian Equality Forum," carried out by the Equality Rights Forum from Great Britain, HOMO from Pula and Croatian Legal Center from Zagreb. This project is financed by the EU through IPA 2008. The leader of the training from Great Britain was Ms. Paola Uccellari, Legal Director of the Equal Rights Trust together with Mrs. Amanda Ariss, Chief Executive of UK Equality and Diversity Forum, while the Croatian team was led by Professor Mihajlo Dika from the Law Faculty in Zagreb, together with Mrs. Olga Jelčić, retired Supreme Court judge and Mr. Ranko Marijan, Supreme Court judge. This first workshop provided the participants knowledge on current state of: Croatian and European anti-discrimination law and practice, different types of advocacy and special legal protection, access to strategic litigation as a mechanism to promote human rights and combating discrimination and techniques for judicial and extrajudicial protection from discrimination that can be used by non-governmental organizations.