Upcoming events
ENNHRI Annual Conference 2018 - REGISTRATION OPEN! Thursday 25 October

ENNHRI’s Annual Conference will take place on 25 October 2018 in Athens, Greece. The central topic will be ’Building Bridges for Human Rights - NHRIs as Human Rights Defenders’. The Concept Note for the Annual Conference can be found here.


Please provide your general information, contact details and special needs in the section below.
To be completed by all participants, both ENNHRI-funded and self-funded.

[ENNHRI is planning to organise on Wednesday 24 October 2018 (after GA) a Social Programme (museum visit or sightseeing). The attendance is not obligatory, but please indicate whether or not you are interested.


Please tick the box below in case you are an ENNHRI-funded participant and provide the information.
To be completed only by ENNHRI-funded participants. Please note that ENNHRI will cover the accommodation and travel costs for only 1 representative from each member institution. Self-funded participants are considered to proceed with the booking of their own arrangements.

[Please note that ENNHRI covers 2 nights of accommodation. ENNHRI only covers 3 nights of accommodation in case of no return flight on the last day of the event.]


Please note that all participants should insert below the validation code they received by email.
Please don’t hesitate to comment or to request further information or clarification if needed.

CRPD WG Meeting & ENNHRI-Equinet Training From 2 to 4 October

The next Working Group Meeting on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is taking place on 2 October in Riga, Latvia, followed by a joint ENNHRI-Equinet Training from 3 to 4 October.

ENNHRI Human Rights and Conflict Project - Workshop on Counter-terrorism From 11 to 13 September

ENNHRI will organise on 11 to 13 September 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, a Workshop on the human rights implications of counter-terrorism measures. Participating NHRIs will be able to share best practices and discuss their advisory functions in relation tot the new anti-terrorist and criminal legislation and policy compliance with human rights standards. More information will be available soon on the Project Microsite.

Past events
ENNHRI Communications Working Group From 5 to 6 July

The ENNHRI Communications Working Group will gather this year between 5-6 July in Berlin. More information will be available soon on the ENNHRI website.

8th Annual Tripartite Partnership Review Meeting UNDP | GANHRI |OHCHR Friday 22 June

In the framework of the 2018 UNDP Annual Meeting (on Strengthening the Rule of Law for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development) one day is dedicated to the Tripartite Partnership Review Meeting.

the meeting will include global updates on developments and perspectives from the Regional networks: Key trends and forward looking priorities, strategic planning processes, opportunities for partnership in Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe.

ENNHRI Secretary General Debbie Kohner and ENNHRI Chair, Lora Vidovic, are attending the meeting.

NHRI Academy From 4 to 8 June

The Annual NHRI Academy is taking place this year in Finland. The topics of this edition are:

  • Legislative reviews and human rights impact assessments; and
  • The role of NHRIs in promoting and protecting human rights defenders, including as concerns their access to justice.
Economic and Social Rights Working Group Meeting Tuesday 15 May
Joint CoE-FRA-ENNHRI-Equinet ESCR & OPRE Platforms From 15 to 16 May
GANHRI Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) Meeting From 14 to 18 May
Thematic Sessions of the Preparatory Process for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migrations Thursday 3 May

On 3 May, in Berlin, GANHRI brings together NHRIs from across the world to identify concrete actions and implement the Global Compact on Migration.

"Human Rights & Conflict" Project events: Capacity Building workshop and Sub-regional meeting From 23 to 27 April

The first capacity building workshop under the Human Rights and Conflict Project will be focusing on the protection of the rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and will take place on 23-25 April. The workshop will be followed by a Sub-regional meeting on 26-27 April and will look into the specific human rights challenges of NHRIs operating in (post) conflict situations in Eastern Europe and Southern Caucasus. Participation in the events is by invitation only.

NHRI.EU Workshop on Business and Human Rights From 26 to 28 March

The workshop is part of the Blended Learning Course on business and human rights organised in the framework of the NHRI.EU project. 15 staff from across the ENNHRI membership have been selected for the course. More information on the course, the NHRI.EU project and the selection criteria is available here.

Beyond jargon: Reframing our communication on human rights Tuesday 6 March

A Human Rights Council side event - will bring together leaders of the human rights bodies, to discuss concrete ways of re-thinking and re-shaping communication on human rights. The event is jointly organised by ENNHRI, Council of Europe, GANHRI, FRA and OHCHR and is open to UN press corps and public registered at HRC, English only.

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Workshop on Monitoring and Reporting From 5 to 7 March

A three day face-to-face workshop organised between 5-7 March 2018 in Chișinău, Moldova. This is the second stage of the course on monitoring and reporting, organised by the Danish Institute for Human rights and ENNHRI under the NHRI.EU project. More information about the course is available here.

GANHRI General Meeting and Conference From 21 to 23 February

This year’s GANHRI General Meeting and Conference will take place on 21-23 February in Geneva. More information is available on GANHRI website.

ENNHRI General Assembly meeting Wednesday 21 February

ENNHRI’s GA meeting will take place on 21 February during the GANHRI Annual meeting. Documents and agenda available now on the Members Area.

ENNHRI - FRA Workshop on EU Charter From 6 to 7 February

ENNHRI Members participate on 6 and 7 February in a training on the use of the EU Charter jointly organised with the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) in Vienna.
About 40 staff members from 25 European NHRIs will look at different applications of the Charter in the field of asylum and migration, the rights of persons of with disabilities, and the social pillar and will discuss further cooperation in this field with the FRA. The training will be followed by a meeting of ENNHRI Legal Working Group.

Advisory Group Meeting -Human Rights and Conflict Project Wednesday 31 January

Meeting of the Advisory Group of ENNHRI’s Human Rights and Conflict Project (by invitation only)

Stakeholders’ engagement meeting - Human Rights and Conflict Project Tuesday 30 January

First stakeholders’ engagement meeting within ENNHRI’s project on the Role of NHRIs in Situations of Conflict and Post-Conflict (“Human Rights and Conflict”), by invitation only. At the meeting, European NHRIs operating in (post)conflict environments will discuss their work, challenges, and vision for cooperation with numerous international and regional stakeholders.

E-learning course on Monitoring and Reporting From 22 January to 15 February

A facilitated e-learning course, organised under the NHRI.EU project, which will take up around 2-3 hours per week between 22 January - 15 February 2018.
The course will be followed by a face-to-face workshop which will take place in March 2018 in Chișinău, Moldova.
The course is available for 15 staff from across the ENNHRI membership who have applied by the deadline of 8 dec.
More information on the course, the NHRI.EU project and the selection criteria is available in the course brochure.

Blended Learning Course on Business and Human Rights From 19 December 2017 to 19 January
  • A facilitated online course, which will take up around 2-3 hours per week between 22 January - 15 February 2018;
  • A three day face-to-face workshop between 26-28 March 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia;
  • An opportunity to apply for a grant of up to 15.000 euro for your NHRI to implement a project related to the courses’ theme.
    More information on the course, the NHRI.EU project and the selection criteria is available here.