Human rights and Roma associations awarded contacts valued at HRK 22 M

Croatia's Social Affairs Minister Milanka Opacic on Tuesday awarded human rights societies and associations promoting the interests of ethnic Roma contracts valued at HRK 22 million, with the funds appropriated from European accession funds by the government office for non-governmental organisation.

At the contract-giving ceremony, Opacic said that in the past three years Croatia had made progress both in economic development and in the protection of human rights.

The civil society sector is vital for the development and protection of many rights, she added.

Some of the associations that received contracts were Serb councils in Sisak and Sibenik counties, the Centre for Peace Studies, GONG, an association of Roma women and some other Roma organisations.

Last update: Tue, 03/11/2015 - 15:38

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