On 26th and 27th January, an international conference on the role of media, journalists and propaganda during the so-called refugee crisis took place in Prague’s conference centre Evropský dům. The conference was attended by approximately a hundred participants, consisting of professionals, politicians, journalists, students, pedagogues or state officials working with migrants.
Croatia needs a law that protects people who choose to speak out against any illegality in the public or private sector, announced the participants of the panel "Protect the Whistleblowers!"
The Southeast Europe Coalition on Whistleblower Protection, in cooperation with its Croatian members: Human Rights House Zagreb, GONG and the Centre for Peace Studies invite you to a press conference and expert panel discussion on the importanace of legal protections for whistleblowers in order to safeguard their crucial role in promoting democracy and fighting corruption "Whistleblower Protection!" Tuesday, November 15th at 10 a.m. in Human Rights House Zagreb (Selska 112c, Zagreb).
The return of a very large number of refugees from Austria to Croatia, as many as 1,700 refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, has been announced. These are the refugees who came to Austria via the so-called Balkan refugee route.
The GOOD initiative which advocates the introduction of civics in schools, has sent 22 requests to political stakeholders asking them to voice their opinion about them ahead of the early parliamentary election.
In December 2015, in the middle of the so-called “refugee crisis“, the European Commission has proposed to set up a European Border and Coast Guard Authority (EBCGA) as one of the key measure “to protect Europe's external Borders“. The aim declared by the Commission was a better management of migration, and the need “to offer a high level of security within the Union, while safeguarding the free movement of persons therein“.
The Centre for Peace Studies and GONG NGOs on Monday condemned last week's violence of some football fans but also calls for lynching hooligans, saying the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) was poorly run and calling on President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic to publicly declare her personal, social, political and business ties to the HNS and controversial football manager Zdravko Mamic.
Representatives of civil associations from Croatia and Serbia, who gathered in Zagreb on Monday for a public debate on the occasion of World Refugee Day, said that political and legal circumstances in Europe were developing to the detriment of refugee human rights.
"Croatia can do better" was the message sent by more than 50,000 Croatians who demonstrated in the main square of the capital Zagreb on Wednesday, in support of the long-overdue educational reforms and the expert group leading the design and planning of the reform for the last 14 months.
The curricular reform is one of the goals of the National Strategy for Education, Science and Technology adopted in the Croatian Parliament in October 2014.