On February 20th, a pivotal workshop unfolded in Bihać, focusing on the protection of the rights of marginalized groups. Held at the dynamic Start-Up Studio, this event was a significant milestone within the AHEAD project—an initiative committed to fostering inclusivity and advocating for the rights of those often pushed to the fringes of society.


The atmosphere within the Start-Up Studio was charged with enthusiasm and dedication, as participants engaged in insightful discussions and shared perspectives on safeguarding the rights of marginalized communities. The workshop aimed not only to raise awareness but also to empower individuals to actively contribute to creating a more equitable and just society. The discussions delved into the challenges faced by marginalized groups, exploring strategies to overcome barriers and promote inclusivity. The activity was joined by decision-makers from the community which makes this event event more impactful.

One of the highlights of the event was the collaborative spirit evident among participants, representing diverse backgrounds and experiences. The Start-Up Studio, known for its innovation-centric environment, served as an ideal setting for fostering creativity and constructive dialogue.

The AHEAD project encourages individuals to become actively involved in advocating for the rights of marginalized communities. By providing accessible information and fostering a sense of community engagement, the initiative strives to create lasting positive change.

In conclusion, the workshop in Bihać stands as a testament to the commitment of the AHEAD project in addressing social disparities and championing the rights of marginalized individuals. The echoes of the discussions held in the Start-Up Studio are a call to action for all who believe in building a society where everyone’s rights are protected and respected.

More about AHEAD project:

AHEAD project aims to promote between youngsters non–discrimination and to combat racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance against Roma and other Ethnic minorities (mostly migrants). Partners jointly work on innovative good practice approaches, human rights-based narratives, training, official regular meetings, and European awareness raising campaigns. The project promotes inclusion, tolerance, mutual and multicultural understanding, and fight Roma, ethnic minorities, and migrants in Europe through an innovative approach that combines research, training (national and international) on antidiscrimination and on hate speech, round tables, seminars, the exchange of good practices, meetings between different representatives, stakeholders, CSOs, and youth associations, and a massive dissemination campaign.

The project aims to contribute to strengthening the capacity building of young victims (part of minorities) and the protection of youngsters belonging to minorities by supporting them in capacity building and structuring new mechanisms in public consultations in partner’s country (replicable all over Europe) on the issue of nondiscrimination and fighting every form of hate speech against ethnic minorities, Roma and migrants. 

AHEAD’s aim is to tackle hate speech (also online) and to combat discriminations that target minorities in 5 areas of civil rights: education, labor, housing, health, goods and services, through specific training offered to 200 participants and through an new approach that combines quantitative research, public meetings with stakeholders, and awareness raising campaign. After providing expertise, building competences, advocating and raising awareness among youth people, partners will support the mobilization of young victims and will focus on Capacity building actions for youth, in order to involve Youngsters in decision making and into new structured automatic mechanisms to empower their active participation on hate speech and antidiscrimination.

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