Feasibility study to access
the possibilities, opportunities and needs to standarise national legislation on
gender violence and violence against children (2010)
exploring the need for, possibility of and potential hurdles for in
standardising Member States’ national legislation on violence against women (VAW),
violence against children (VAC) and sexual orientation violence (VOC) did
produce the following:
main report of the study it is concluded
that, depending on the field of law and nature of the required legal or
administrative action, the EU has a legal basis to act and to harmonize or
coordinate policy development and implementation at the level of the EU and by
the EU member States. Where this is not the case, the study identifies steps
that can be taken by the EU Member States themselves to prohibit violence, to
provide adequate protection and to ensure redress.
annexes to the main report
include a matrix that provides an overview of relevant legal provisions in force
in the EU Member States, an overview of existing relevant international
standards and proposed additional standards, a glossary of proposed terms,
research working definitions and explanatory document and bibliography.
product of the report is the model of factor at play in perpetration of VAW, VAC
and SOV. It includes an introduction to the model, the model itself (factor and
path model), a review of relevant research, a description of factors and
possible interventions and a manual. The model can be
assessed on the Commission website.
Both reports and the model
can be downloaded as a
Indicators and methods for assessing results in the area democracy and human
Human European Consultancy produced in partnership with the
Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) for
Sida an overview of what indicators and methods
are available for assessing and reporting on results in the area of democracy
and human rights.
Academic Network of
European Disability experts
Publications from the
Network are available on the Network website:
The reports, drafted by
our national expert teams and the team for EU level and comparative reports,
which are published by the Fundamental Rights Agency can be found at the
influence of Vietnamese –Swedish development co-operation on democracy and human
rights in Vietnam
The country strategy for the
Swedish-Vietnamese development cooperation 2004-2008 required Sida to make a
mid-term assessment of the contribution of development cooperation to the
situation of democracy and human rights in Vietnam, measured by indicators based
on human rights standards from international conventions.
A joined Swedish/Sida - Vietnamese working group selected three sectors for the
assessment: health, decentralisation and the legal sector. Sets of rights were
identified and subsequently the indicators for achievement in each of the
sectors were chosen, as well as the means of verification, and data sources. The
identification and selection process was based on a methodology paper written by
Human European Consultancy partner Marcel Zwamborn, who also aided the
identification and selection process. Based on this preparatory work studies
were undertaken for each of the sectors by independent consultants. The sector
reports were the basis for the synthesis report
written by Marcel Zwamborn.
Network of Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field
Publication from the network,
coordinated by Human European Consultancy in partnership with the Migration
Policy Group, providing information on the developments of legislation and
policies in the EU member states.
Publications from the
Network are available (and can be ordered) from the Network website:
Mapping civil society dealing with anti-discrimination
human european consultancy and MPG, working closely with NGOs in
the new member states, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey have trained trainers and
carried out training seminars for capacity building of NGOs fighting
discrimination. The Training Manual
is available for download.
The European Commission has commissioned human european consultancy to
carry out evaluations on projects financed in the field of the European
Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR)
To download summaries and publications click here.
Support to NGO sector in Slovenia
From May 2001 till May 2004 MEDE European Consultancy did give support
to both the slovenian Government and the NGO sector for the sustainable development of NGOs and their networks and help in
strengthening the dialogue between the Government and civil society.
Enhancement of the capacity of NGO support structures, such as an NGO Centre.
Development of a regulatory framework for the NGO sector, NGO networks and
The final report from this project can be downloaded
here (682 kB)
From development of human rights to management of human
Synthesis report from a global review of the Technical Cooperation Programme of
the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Based on 4
country and 4 thematic studies. The report provides a compilation of "lessons
learned" in order to improve future interventions with a view to a more strategic approach by OHCHR
to technical cooperation. Produced by a partnership of the Netherlands Institute
of Human Rights and MEDE European Consultancy.
The synthesis report can be downloaded
here (770 kB).
Improving the Roma situation
A book presenting projects which were funded by The Partnership for the
Roma Fund, part of a European Commission funded project to support the Romanian
government in improving the situation of the Roma population. Implemented by
MEDE European Consultancy in partnership with the Minority Rights Group
International. The book
gives positive examples of what can be achieved where Roma communities work in
partnership with local authorities in improving their situation.
The book has been published in both Romanian and English. A limited number of
copies is still available and can be ordered.