Equality of national communities of the nations of the former Yugoslavia and their members in the Slovenian Istra – ENA.KOST
The project is aimed at advocating, promoting and protecting the human rights of national communities from former Yugoslavia in the Slovenian Istra.
DEVELOPERS OR PARTNERS OF THE PROJECT: PiNA
PARTNERS: The Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights Piran; The Academic Cultural-Artistic Society KOLO; Croatian Cultural-Artistic Educational And Sports Association “Istra” Piran; the Albanian Cultural Association of Slovenian Istra; the University of Stavanger, Norway
THE PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY: EGP and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism
REFERENCE NUMBER: SI03-EEA2013/SVP-02
KEYWORDS: EQUALITY, HUMAN RIGHTS, ADVOCACY, RESEARCH
EQUALITY AMONG MEMBERS OF NATIONAL GROUPS OF NATIONS OF FORMER YUGOSLAVIA
After Slovenia gained independence, the members of local national groups from former Yugoslavia were faced with a situation of unregulated systemic status. Since they are not recognised as official minorities they are faced with challenges which hinder their proactive participation in decision-making processes in the Slovenian society and their general participation to civil life. The goal of the project is to empower the members of the aforementioned national groups, raising awareness in the target and general public about the problems and rights of unrecognised minorities, all the while achieving a change of the local institutional framework of the discussed target group, which thing will promote understanding and intercultural dialogue.
We perform a series of activities with which we are going to supply the target group with comprehensive support in exercising and promoting their rights, among which: a junction of NGO members of national groups of former Yugoslavia; free legal aid and consulting in cooperation with the The Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights in Piran; advocating (for) right(s) of the target group on the local level (performed by the advocacy working group); workshops and interactive theatre forms, i.e.: the Theatre of the Oppressed (forum and legislative theatre); a free quarterly periodical; a report about human rights violations of the target group, written by the Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights in Piran; a discussion about the position of unrecognised groups, where members of national groups together with researchers, experts in the field of minorities and others will participate.
Report on the pressing problems and violations of rights of the target group
A performance about the problems of national groups of nations of former Yugoslavia
A record of violations of the target group rights