The EU has established a Peacekeeping Fund

Igor Tabak / obris.org As of today, 22 March 2021, the European Union has a new financial instrument at its disposal to cover the costs of its activities abroad, whenever they have military or defense implications under the provisions of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). The EU Council…

Discussion: Dealing with the past and transitional justice in the Western Balkans

An online discussion titled Dealing with the past and transitional justice in the Western Balkans was held on Wednesday 10 March 2021, organized by Documenta – Centre for Dealing with the Past and Croatian Platform for International Citizen Solidarity. The discussion focused on topics such as processing of war crimes,…

Health of Our Democracies Compromised by Many EU Leaders During 2020: Liberties Report

Democracy and the rule of law have regressed across a large number of European countries in 2020, according to Liberties’ new report ‘EU 2020: DEMANDING ON DEMOCRACY’. The report, covering 14 EU countries, responds to the Commission’s request for information as it prepares its second annual audit of EU countries’ democratic…

Online rasprava ,,Suočavanje s prošlošću i tranzicijska pravda na Zapadnom Balkanu”

Pozivamo Vas na on line raspravu naslovljenu ,,Suočavanje s prošlošću i tranzicijska pravda na Zapadnom Balkanu” koja će se održat u srijedu 10. ožujka 2021. od 11:00 do 13:00. godine, u organizaciji Documente – Centar za suočavanje s prošlošću i CROSOL Platforme za međunarodnu građansku solidarnost Hrvatske. Raspravu na teme vezane uz usporeno…

Can the EU assert its leadership and truly deliver on gender equality in 2021 (and beyond)?

In this opinion piece, Vice President of CONCORD and EU Representative & Head of Office of CARE International, Céline Mias, takes a critical perspective on the EU’s actions on gender equality for the past year. With these insights, the article identifies 10 opportunities for the EU to demonstrate its urge…

EU Civil Protection Mechanism – post-earthquake relief

Lidija Knežević, Obris.org On Friday, January 29, it was exactly a month since the 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Sisak-Moslavina County, leaving unforeseeable consequences for space and people. During those first months, another 622 earthquakes of magnitude greater than or equal to 2.0 followed, which further traumatized the citizens of the…

EU Presidency Project Small Grants Programme Final Report

SOLIDARNA Foundation was subcontracted on 15 April 2019 by CROSOL as the Contracting Authority for the management of the small grants program during the project “Towards an open, fair and sustainable Europe in the world – EU Presidency Project 2019-2021”, with a focus on regranting and providing technical support in…

EU Presidency Project Small Grants Programme – Student Actions Against Climate Change, Final Report

SOLIDARNA Foundation was subcontracted on 15 April 2019 by CROSOL as the Contracting Authority for the management of the small grants program during the project “Towards an open, fair and sustainable Europe in the world – EU Presidency Project 2019-2021”, with a focus on regranting and providing technical support in…

Report on sexual abuse at Croatian universities

By Barbara Matejčić “WHEN I was 14, I played a minor role in one play. Older actors and actresses, and me, almost a girl. An hour before the premiere, one of the actors in the sixties, otherwise highly esteemed among the audience, approached me in the dressing room as I…

Reporting from Banija: 72-year old man slept in tractor carry basket for days

Written by Barbara Matejčić, published by Index.hr IT is eight in the morning, we are on the road to Banija, it’s January 8th, ten days after the big earthquake. Luka Juranić is driving. Ian Grgić is co-driver and navigator. Ivana Kordić is sitting in the back next to me. She…

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