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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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Voicing out fight against peer violence

Pupils, teachers, school principals, civic organizations, and representatives of local authorities have gathered yesterday on Feb 12th  at the round table 'Violence leaves marks. Ring for Non-violence'. Round table was held within campaign agains peer violence. Video spot 'Violence leaves marks'   Radio jingle 'Violence leaves marks'

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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.