The Hellenic Parliament’s involvement in the Project is through the organization of an international conference concerning the role of Members of the Parliaments in combatting racism, intolerance, as well as hate speech. Participants include Members of the Hellenic Parliament, the Minister and Deputy Minister of Justice, the Deputy Minister for Labor and Social Affairs, responsible for Demographic and Family Policy and Gender Equality and other national experts. In an international level, participants include the Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Promoting our European Way of Life, a Member of the European Parliament, the Vice-President of the European Court for Human Rights, a Member of the CoE Parliamentary Assembly and international experts (e.g. Members of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance – ECRI and the Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations). The participants will exchange views and European best practices on the role of Parliaments in combatting racism, intolerance and hate speech. Models and mechanisms which can be applied not only regionally or nationally but also EU widely, will be presented. The aim of the conference is to raise awareness and capacity of MPs, in order to combat racism, intolerance and hate speech.
In addition, the international conference organized by the Hellenic Parliament will have live television coverage, communicating not only to members of Hellenic Parliament and other European institutions, but also to the general public, real data conclusions and proposals concerning racism and intolerance.
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