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National Bealtaine Festival Age & Opportunity/Arts Council/Dublin City Council Ireland

This is a yearly national festival celebrating older people in the arts. Bealtaine runs in partnership with over 400 organisations and groups which organise events throughout the country. Each year, the participating organisations collaborate closely to provide advice, network and fundraise. Bealtaine is an Age & Opportunity initiative part-funded by the Arts Council and delivered by hundreds of organisations around the country. Dublin City Council is an investment partner. In 2009, a major independent evaluation of the Bealtaine festival was published by the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology in the National University of Ireland, Galway.

National “I can vote” campaign Government of Luxembourg Luxembourg

The “I can vote” campaign in Luxembourg aimed to encourage high registration of non-national EU citizens in municipal elections in October 2011. By the registration’s closing date, 30, 937 foreigners living in Luxembourg had registered. It was organised by non-governmental organisations and municipal authorities and it provided information on rights and responsibilities in five languages. Various expatriate platforms and social networking sites were engaged to spread the word and to translate information, especially to involve the English-speaking community

National “I can vote” campaign Government of Luxembourg Luxembourg

The “I can vote” campaign in Luxembourg aimed to encourage high registration of non-national EU citizens in municipal elections in October 2011. By the registration’s closing date, 30, 937 foreigners living in Luxembourg had registered. It was organised by non-governmental organisations and municipal authorities and it provided information on rights and responsibilities in five languages. Various expatriate platforms and social networking sites were engaged to spread the word and to translate information, especially to involve the English-speaking community

National “I can vote” campaign Government of Luxembourg Luxembourg

The “I can vote” campaign in Luxembourg aimed to encourage high registration of non-national EU citizens in municipal elections in October 2011. By the registration’s closing date, 30, 937 foreigners living in Luxembourg had registered. It was organised by non-governmental organisations and municipal authorities and it provided information on rights and responsibilities in five languages. Various expatriate platforms and social networking sites were engaged to spread the word and to translate information, especially to involve the English-speaking community

National “May I help you?” Project Victim Support Association (APAV), Portugal in cooperation with Public Security Police, Commission for the Protection of Victims of Crime, the Irish Tourist Assistance (Ireland) and the General Directorate of Community Sanctions and Juvenile Justice (Spai Portugal

This project aimed to improve the information and support given to persons who are victims of crime in another Member-State other than their state of residence; design of prevention tools; to promote the exchange of knowledge and best practices on the support of tourist victims; to mitigate the impact of victimization and to build a platform of knowledge and cooperation between countries at European level. As a second component, APAV carried out training for foreign embassies to allow them to better meet the specific needs of tourist victims of crime as they are often the preferred contact point. Under this project, APAV published the Final Report and a booklet, both available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

National “May I help you?” Project Victim Support Association (APAV), Portugal in cooperation with Public Security Police, Commission for the Protection of Victims of Crime, the Irish Tourist Assistance (Ireland) and the General Directorate of Community Sanctions and Juvenile Justice (Spai Portugal

This project aimed to improve the information and support given to persons who are victims of crime in another Member-State other than their state of residence; design of prevention tools; to promote the exchange of knowledge and best practices on the support of tourist victims; to mitigate the impact of victimization and to build a platform of knowledge and cooperation between countries at European level. As a second component, APAV carried out training for foreign embassies to allow them to better meet the specific needs of tourist victims of crime as they are often the preferred contact point. Under this project, APAV published the Final Report and a booklet, both available in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

National Conference “Rights Work!” Conference organised by the Swedish Government Sweden

The main topics addressed in this conference were: National human rights action plans and base line studies, methods for mainstreaming and following up systematic work for human rights implementation, systematic work for human rights implementation at the local and regional level and the role of civil society and national human rights institutions in systematic work for human rights implementation.

National Conference “Rights Work!” Conference organised by the Swedish Government Sweden

The main topics addressed in this conference were: National human rights action plans and base line studies, methods for mainstreaming and following up systematic work for human rights implementation, systematic work for human rights implementation at the local and regional level and the role of civil society and national human rights institutions in systematic work for human rights implementation.

National Conference “Rights Work!” Conference organised by the Swedish Government Sweden

The main topics addressed in this conference were: National human rights action plans and base line studies, methods for mainstreaming and following up systematic work for human rights implementation, systematic work for human rights implementation at the local and regional level and the role of civil society and national human rights institutions in systematic work for human rights implementation.

National Matching Practice with Principles, Human Rights Impact Assessment: EU Opportunities Humanist Committee on Human Rights Netherlands

 

The Netherlands Humanist Committee on Human Rights (HOM) has explored ways in which Human Rights could be made an effective instrument and so improve the quality of European Union policies.

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