The Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, in collaboration with partners from the Visegrad Group (Milan Simecka Foundation, Slovak Republic; Transitions (TOL), Czech Republic; and University of Gdansk, Poland), supported by the International Visegrad Fund, launched a four-semester programme consisting of three-day workshops in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic for members of the legislations, representatives of governmental institutions, academia and civil society.

Twenty-one participants, including representatives of the Czech Republic and of the Slovak Republic, took part to the first workshop organized in Budapest from the 27 to the 29 of January 2014.

The project targeted mainly the staffs in the Ministries of defence, interior, foreign affairs, and justice, and members of the academia and the civil society. Participants were selected among these being potential stakeholders of national, regional and international peace-building and preventative activities.

The Budapest Centre provided experts delivering lectures and facilitating the workshop as well as orchestrating the simulation exercise. In doing so, it relied on national capacities as much as possible. The Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, the European Union External Action Service and the OSCE contributed to the workshop by sending knowleged experts.

The workshop was highly interactive, with a view to sharing knowledge, experience and best practices as well as assessing capacities in institutional and national mechanisms, and identify ways for enhancing collaboration.

Read the report of the workshop: V 4 Prevention – Budapest Report of the workshop

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