ToT training: Capacity and network building through knowledge sharing to address hate crimes, racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

We are pleased to invite civil society leaders and experts from the Baltic countries to apply to take part in the training to learn on the topic of hate crime, racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance and how to tackle it from the civil society perspective. Please send your short letter of motivation to Ms. Kelly Grossthal at by August 20, 2019.

The training is organized by the Estonian Human Rights Centre in cooperation with the Lithuanian Human Rights Monitoring Institute and Latvian Centre for Human Rights. The event will take place in Tallinn, September 19-20. All the costs are covered by the main organizer, including international travel. The training is facilitated by the experienced and inspiring anti-discrimination expert Ewa Stoecker from the Polish Anti-discrimination Education Association. Working language of the training is English.

During the two days you will become familiar with the newly created training curriculum and learn how to use and implement the training curriculum yourself. More specifically you will:

1. Understand societal processes that contribute to inequality, bias, stereotypes and bias motivated incidents.
2. Understand exclusion/ marginalization of different groups from a human rights based perspective.
3. Recognize and understand the dynamics of hate crimes and the impact that hate crimes have on victims and communities;
4. Understand the necessity to increase awareness of the impact of hate crimes in the society and among communities.
5. Have knowledge about victim support
6. Understand legislation both at EU and state level
7. Understand the extent of bias incidents and hate crimes in the Baltic states and EU
8. Be familiar with case studies from EE,LV,LT and also from other EU countries

General agenda of the training 

September 19
10.00-13.00 Let’s get to know the project, each other and start with the training activities
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-17.00 Training activities
19.00 Dinner (optional)

September 20
10.00-13.00 Training activities
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-16.00 Training activities, final reflections and feedback


The project is co-funded by the European Commission under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme 2014–2020, and the National Foundation of Civil Society of Estonia. 

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