Goal Encourage civic and political participation of third country nationals through civil society organizations and trade unions, thus giving them an opportunity to elaborate, implement and monitor matters directly affecting them. The National policy brief is prepared in the framework of o project „Fostering political participation and policy involvement of migrants in 9 Central and Eastern EU countries” (Agreement No. HOME/2013/EIFX/CA/ CFP/4234) supported by the European Commission's Fund fo the Integration of Third Country Nationals. The project is co-funded by the European Union.
On 31 March 2015, the Latvian Centre for Human Rights (LCHR) has organised a seminar „Practical aspects of monitoring immigration detention and forced return”. The seminar was organised in the framework of a project „Developing good practices: promoting compliance with the Return Directive in Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia”. Project is co-financed by the European Union under the European Return Fund - Community Actions 2012
A project by Harm Reduction International
During the period from 1 July to 31 October, LCHR conducted the first stage of hate speech monitoring at online news portals, online versions of newspapers and magazines, social networks etc. The aim of the monitoring is to identify hateful content on the Internet, report about such content and check the effectiveness of reporting tools and methods. The monitoring is conducted within the framework of the project “NGO Capacity Building to Combat Online Hate.” The project team reported 126 hateful content materials, including comments.
The Migrant Participation website has been officially launched today by the network NGOs from Central and Eastern Europe in frame of the „Fostering political participation and policy involvement of immigrants in 9 Central and Eastern EU countries“ project. The website aims to provide an overview of migrant participation development with focus on societies in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Romania.