ENAR’s achievements in September
Check out ENAR’s main achievements and impact during the month of September.
– On 16 September, as a follow-up on the hearing held in June, the Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parliament adopted a question to the Commission, explicitly asking whether the Commission envisages asking Member States to adopt specific national strategies to combat anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other forms of racism.
– ENAR was invited to speak at the OSCE’s annual Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM, 29 September). ENAR introduced the plenary session on discrimination and hate crime. We were also invited to participate in side events organised by ODIHR on intolerance against Muslims, and EMISCO (European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion).
– ENAR’s Chair Sarah Isal was invited as a speaker at the Colloquium on Fundamental Rights organised by the European Commission on 1st and 2nd October. Other speakers were suggested by ENAR to ensure that representatives of both the Muslim and Jewish communities would participate.
– ENAR secured support for the second phase of the Forgotten Women project on Muslim Women, allowing us to also cover Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden.
– KISA (Cyprus) has launched an online petition to demand that the rights of Hungary, including voting rights in the Council are suspended for systematic failure to abide by the rule of law and act in accordance with its obligations under EU and international law and on the basis of the values upon which the EU is founded. The petition was launched following on the last weeks unprecedented violations of human rights and EU principles,
– Comics for equality project by Africa e Mediterraneo (Italy) nominated for the European Democratic Citizenship Awards: ENAR member Africa e Mediterraneo was nominated for the European Democratic Citizenship Awards for its project “Comics for Equality”, which uses comics produced by second generation of migrants and migrants to foster intercultural dialogue and promote a plural society.