This project has been successfully finished.
The follow-up project "Strengthening Civil Society Cooperation in the OSCE Region: Advancing Human Rights Defence – Expanding Impact, Sustainability and Acting Capacity" has started in mid-June 2020 and is further supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.
Detailed information regarding the new project will be published on our website shortly.
Project Duration: June 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019
Locations of Activities: Warsaw, Vienna, Milano, Rome, Kyiv, Bishkek, Yerevan, Tbilisi, Bratislava
The Civic Solidarity Platform: The Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) is an organization that brings together non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Europe, North America, and Asia that are committed to improving human rights situations across the globe. The organization allows for cooperation and enhanced communication between about 90 NGOs from throughout the OSCE region. It also serves as a decentralized advocacy network for independent civic groups across the OSCE region and assists activists that are already engaged in efforts. The CSP has established groups dedicated to coordinated action against specific human rights issues such as: security, racism, xenophobia, and intolerance across Europe. The organization also sends teams into potential conflict areas within the OSCE region in order to monitor unfolding crises and prepare coordinated responses.
Project Background: Member states of the OSCE are facing several daunting unresolved problems and emerging crises. Challenges range from an unresolved migration and refugee crises, persistent threats of terrorism, a rise in cybersecurity threats, regional conflicts, a concerning wave of populism in national politics, and growing tensions between the Russian Federation and Western governments. Civil society cooperation and networks play an incredibly important role in tackling these precarious issues.
Target Groups of the Project:
Project Objectives: the project consists of several subprojects with these overall objectives:
“Learning from one another to move forward together” – A dialogue between human rights advocates, peacebuilders and OSCE representatives working in/on conflict-affected areas in the OSCE regions
“Re-loading Women/Peace and Security-Agenda/WPS in the OSCE Region”
“Preventing Counter-Terrorism Measures from Eclipsing Human Rights”
“Drawing Attention to Civil Society Challenges across the OSCE Region”
International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) in cooperation with the Coordination Committee of the Civic Solidarity Platform .
Sustainability: The project will: