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Quality Integration Solutions for Refugees

It is our pleasure to invite you to final presentation of the project 'Quality Integration Solutions for Refugees'. The event will encompass presentation of the media campaign 'Taste of Home' as well as social business ideas of refugees working on establishing cooking-language social cooperative. The invitation is open to media, investors and supporters.

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How to get asylum in Croatia

Prince Wale Soniyiki from Nigeria was granted refugee status in Croatia two and a half years ago. Since then he has been engaged on solving the problems of integration of refugees. He used to work with Centre for Peace Studies as well. He established The Association of Africans in Croatia (DAH).

Fade In talked to him about how to receive refugee status in Croatia.

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The European Year for Development

On February 13, 2015, the Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Mr Neven Mimica visited the Croatian Parliament.

The event was organized by the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, and the European Commission.

Minister of Foreing and European Affairs, Mrs Vesna Pusić, talked about Croatian development cooperation and Commisioner Mimica presented the European Year for Development 2015.

In the afternoon hours two round tables were held, where CROSOL was presented. CPS is the member and one of the founders of the CROSOL Platform, the Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity, a non-governmental and non-profit organization of civil society, which is active in the area of international development cooperation and humanitarian aid.

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Ring for Non-violence

A round table on peer violence with pupils, teachers and school staff, representatives of local institutions: social care centres, local authorities, police, and NGOs was held yesterday in Gospić in Ličko-senjska county. Second of three round tables was organized within the project and national campaign 'Violence leaves marks. Ring for Non-violence'.

Click on a video clip Violence leaves marks!

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PROJECT AGAINST HATE

In Croatia, hate speech is on the rise – discriminatory, inflammable and discrediting content can be seen and heard in public and transmitted through the media - although Croatia has very good legislative framework that prohibits hate speech (or “incitement to hate”) through not just Penal Code (Article 325) but also through Anti-discrimination Act (under Article 25 on harassment). However, prohibition under the law is not enough – we are still lacking prosecution - or quality case law that could serve as prevention mechanism to the public and to the ones using hate speech. 

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Civil Society and New Phenomena of Refugee Migration

The aim of the conference is to open a discussion on the role civil society has in shaping national and EU policy on protection and supporting refugees, influence on public discourse and decision-makers. Also, speakers will discuss possible strategies in overcoming divisions between "new" and "old" EU members over the Common Asylum System and what kind of future and political decisions can be expected with regard to the European system of international protection.