Training and education for combating discrimination in Slovenia – DiscSlov (2005-2007)
ISCOMET- Institute for Ethnic and Regional Studies, Maribor, Slovenia (Project coordinator)
Faculty of Law, Department for Public Law, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany
Austrian Human Rights Institute, Salzburg, Austria
Ecumenical Institute, Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Münster, Germany
School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
ECERS – European Centre for Ethnic, Regional and Sociological Studies, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Project DiscSlov had many different goals, the most important among them were:
1. Raising the level of awareness and knowledge about the issues of non-discrimination among our focus groups and wider public in Slovenia,
2. Promotion of implementation and monitoring of the EU Directives and other international legal standards on the field of non-discrimination and monitoring the implementation of the standards in Slovenia
Promotion of legal mechanisms available to victims of discrimination on national and international level,
3. Establishment of the national communicational network and its inclusion in the adequate European networks with the objective to gathered and spread information, knowledge and experiences on issues of non-discrimination.
– Seminar for constitutionally non-recognised minorities in Slovenia (13-14 May 2005, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia)
– Seminar and two workshops for constitutionally recognised minorities in Slovenia (1-2 July 2005, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia)
– Seminar for judges, public prosecutors and attorneys-at-law (20-21 October 2005, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia)
– Seminar and two workshops for policemen, customs officers, prison attendants and selected members of the slovenian army units (17-18 November 2005, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia)
– Discrimination in employment – Legal protection and problems in the Republic of Slovenia – Seminar for public administration (15-16 May 2006, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia)
– Up-Bringing and Education for Living in Multicultural Societies -the Case of Slovenia (22-23 June 2006, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia)
– Religious Freedoms and Discrimination of People on The Grounds of their Religion or Belief (10-11 October 2006, Maribor, Slovenia)
– Concluding conference of the international project ˝Training and Education for Combating Discrimination in Slovenia˝ (12 February 2007, the Hall of the State Council of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
DiscSlov Project has dedicated special attention to preparing difFerent publications, aimed to be useful sources of information for those who:
– due to their profession are in capacity to resolve matters related to discrimination;
– due to their position regulate certain issues in society and can through their acting cause discrimination and
– could potentially confront discrimination on basis of their ethnic origin or religious belief in any aspect of everyday life.
Some material is published in English language and in the languages of the vulnerable groups in Slovenia (Albanian, Croatian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Macedonian, Serbian) and it is widely disseminated among the members of the vulnerable groups in Slovenia.
Within the Project the following publication and reports were prepared:
RECOMMENDATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROJECT DISCSLOV
DISCRIMINATION ON ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS GROUNDS IN SLOVENIA
THE SUCCESS STORY WITH THE AFTERTASTE OF BITERNESS – DISCRIMINATION IN SLOVENIA
ARE YOU TREATED EQUALLY REGARDLESS YOUR NATIONALITY OR FAITH?