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Year 2003


Ten trainings in six Russian Regions

  • January 18 19, 2003 Training in Ekaterinburg on the subject of Interaction Between Ethnic Communities and Authorities

  • Training in Astrakhan on the subject Interaction of Ethnic Communities with the Organs of State Power, 18 - 19 February

  • Training in Volgograd on the subject Interaction of National Public Associations with the Organs of State Power, 25 - 26 March

  • Training in Moscow on the subject Coordination of Actions for the Protection of National Minorities, 19 - 21 April

  • Training in Ekaterinburg Negotiation with Authorities for the Effective Protection of National Minorities. Organization of Public Campaigns, 18 - 20 July

  • Seminar - training in Anapa The Russian and International Mechanisms for the Protection of National Minorities, 25 - 29 August

  • Seminar - training in Perm The Russian and International Mechanisms for the Protection of National Minorities, 16 - 19 October

  • Seminar - training in Samara The Russian and International Mechanisms for the Protection of National Minorities, 20 - 23 November

  • Training in Ekaterinburg Ethnic Minorities and Access to Justice, 4 - 6 December

    Conference

  • Tasks of National Associations in the Opposition to Racism and Xenophobia in Russia, Moscow, 20 - 22 June 2003

    Roundtable Discussions

  • Assistance to Dialogue and Tolerance in light of Ethnic Diversity , Moscow, American Center, 19 March

  • Maintenance and Protection of National Minority Rights in the Sverdlovsk Region, Ekaterinburg, Office of Commissioner on Human Rights, 22 July

    Five press conferences in three regions of the country

  • Chechen Diasporas in Russia, Moscow, Institute of Press Development, 21 April

  • The Immigrants Dont Collect Glasses Because They are Lazy, Moscow, Institute of Press Development, 24 October

  • Mechanisms for the Protection of National Minorities, Samara, Press center of the Samara Region administration, 19 November

  • The Ethnic Associations of Russia Want to Hear a Position of Political Parties on the National Question, Moscow, Institute of Press Development, 1 December

  • Interaction of National Associations with Law Enforcement bodies, Ekaterinburg, Office of the Commissioner on Human Rights, 5 December

    International conferences

  • January 27 February 9, 2003 Director of the Center, Ashot Airapetyan, visited the US in the context of the program Promoting Dialogue and Tolerance in the Light of Ethnic Diversity

  • February 19 23, 2003 Larissa Bitkaeva represented the Center at the European Union training on the framework convention for the protection of the rights of ethnic minorities in Strasbourg

  • March 7 12, 2003 Larissa Bitkaeva represented the Center at the session of the UN Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in Geneva. During this session the official report of the Russian Federation concerning the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was heard. With otherRussian NGO representatives Larissa Bitkaeva presented the Alternative Report of Russian Non-Governmental Organizations on the same subject.

  • Larissa Bitkaeva at a training session of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights "Strengthening the implementation of the human rights treaty recommendations through the enhancement of national measures"

    According to the Center for Interethnic Cooperations figures, representatives from 30 Russian cities took part in these activities, including 162 national association leaders, representing 42 nationalities and 39 administration employees. The Center created the online newspaper INTERETHNIC. During December 2003 more than 4000 Internet users have familiarized themselves with the publications of our online newspaper. The Center for Interethnic Cooperation has created and supported an online Network of National Associations, which includes 160 ethnic associations from 46 cities of Russia.

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