Official title of the project

Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Policies in Serbia

Sectors

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Belgrade
Total budget of programme / project

1,554,800.00 EUR (Fee based Contract)

and

 289,422.00 EUR (Supply contract)

 

Total contracted: 1,844,222.00 EURO

Implementation period
2012. Nov - 2014. Nov
Expected results

Result 1: Enhanced capacity of the O HMR to implement and monitor anti-discrimination policy, promote tolerance, equality and diversity and prevent discrimination

Result 2: Strengthened institutional support to the victims of discrimination on national and local level.

Result 3: Raised awareness of general public and specific target groups on the key aspects of anti-discrimination policy.

Beneficiary

Office for Human and Minority Rights and Commissioner for Protection of Equality 

Target Groups

- Staff of the Office for Human and Minority Rights and Commissioner for Protection of Equality

- Local self-governments in targeted municiplaities, civil servants in line ministries, police and judiciary through Police academy and Judic

Summary of the project

The EU funded project supports the implementation of anti-discrimination legislation and equality principles in Serbia. It is a continuation of the EU's efforts to assit Serbian authorities in aligning the legislation, standards and levels of protection in this area with those of the EU. The project supports the implementation of the Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination, which marked an important step in Serbia's legislative alignment to the aquis in the field of human and minority rights protection. The two key institutions for the implementation of the Law are the Office for Human and Minority Rights and Commissioner for Protection of Equality, whose capacities require further development and strengthening.  The project strongly supports the efforts of these institutions, as well as local self-governments and civil society.

 

The project key messages are that there needs to be increased ability of Serbia to implement human and minority rights, equality and non-discrimination in its path toward EU accession.

This requires the enhanced capacity of the OHMR to implement and monitor anti-discrimination policy. The OHMR should have the capacities to promote tolerance, equality and diversity. In particular this promotion and protection should be happening at local self-government level. Civil society represents a key partner to achieve this aim.

Victims of discrimination should know that there are mechanisms to protect them. Institutions in Serbia should be aware of their legal obligations and should know that discriminatory behaviour is sanctioned. The CPE should be supported to continue  assisting all victims of discrimination at national and local level.

 

Finally, the general public in Serbia should be made aware of their rights, should be sensitized and aware of the rights of others and should help support and promote a  culture of tolerance and quality.   

Programme/Project objectives

Strengthening institutional capacity of the Ministry for Human and Minority rights, Public Administration and Local self-Government/Directorate for Human and Minority Rights and the Office of the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality for more effective and efficient implementation of anti-discrimination policies in line with EU standards and best practice.

More details on project
  • Technical assistance
  • Name: EPTISA SERVICIOS DE INGENIERIA SL
  • Budget: EUR 1,554,800.00 EUR

Brief summary of the project: support to the relevant institutions (OHMR and CPE) for increased ability of Serbia to implement human and minority rights, equality and non-discrimination.   

 

  • Supply/Equipment
  • Name: ON LINE DATENSYSTEME GMBH
  • Budget:  289,422.00 EUR

Brief summary of the project: procurement, delivery, and installation of the equipment for the OHMR (naitonal councils of national minorities) and the CPE office.