Anti-discrimination and Good Governance Croatia 2015

The Hague Academy developed and organised together with PAX a five-day training on ‘Monitoring of policies relating to good governance and anti-discrimination’ which was held from 25 to 29 May 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia.

During this training Local Authorities and Civil Society organisations discussed their role in fighting discrimination. They learned how they can monitor anti-discrimination and good governance effectively and how they can collaborate in this. This one-week training was of the project ‘Civil Society for Accountable Governance’, implemented by the Centre for Peace, Non-violence and Human Rights and funded by the European Union.

Objectives:

  1. Strengthen the capacity of local small CSOs for independent monitoring, analysis and reporting on policy implementation related to GG and AD implemented by local governments in Osijek, B. Manastir, N. Gradiska, S. Brod, Pakrac & Lipik;
  2. Strengthen cross-sector partnerships by setting local expert groups-platforms of CSOs and local government & public institutions (LG&PIs) in order to improve implementation of GG and AD on local level;
  3. Foster structured dialogue between local CSOs, LG&PIs, national authorities & EU experts, and assist design & promote new mechanisms for monitoring policies in the field of GG and AD.

Deliverables/Outcomes:

  • Participants gained improved insight into international standards on good governance and anti-discrimination, how these are relevant to their local context and what role they themselves can play to promote them.
  • Participants acquired a thorough understanding of the importance of monitoring in combating discrimination and promoting good governance, different monitoring methodologies and the importance of indicators in this process.
  • Participants examined the roles of CSOs and LAs in the monitoring process.
  • Participants developed concrete monitoring action plans and agreed on the modalities of cooperation for their implementation

Partners:

  • Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights Osijek
  • PAX
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