Ambassadors of the charter
Role of the Ambassadors of the European Charter for Equality
As a part of increasing visibility and further promoting the values of the Charter, CEMR launched the idea of having Ambassadors of the European Charter for Equality.
Having Ambassadors of the Charter provides a possibility for the Secretariat of the Observatory to reach out to more stakeholders in the work to promote the Charter. It is also a possibility to strengthen the visibility of the Charter, especially in countries with few or where there are not yet any signatories.
The Ambassadors contributes and supports the work done by CEMR’s national associations and especially the Network of national coordinators in promoting, disseminating information and raising the visibility of the Charter.
The role of Ambassadors is to promote and disseminate information on the Charter and describe how the Charter can be used as a tool to advance equality work on local and regional level.
Who can become Ambassador?
Ambassadors* of the Charter can be nominated by:
(1) the Secretariat of the Observatory or
(2) by the national coordinators working with the Observatory and the Charter.
*Ambassadors of the Charter can be:
a) staff working at municipal or regional level with Equality issues (individuals)
b) experts or staff working at universities, associations or NGO:s active in equality issues (individuals)
c) Signatories (municipalities, counties and regions) especially active in the work of the Charter and that could work as “models of reference” for other municipalities and regions in their countries.
Advantages of becoming Ambassador of the Charter
By becoming Ambassador of the Charter you get an official recognition of the Secretariat of the Observatory and will receive information about activities related to the Charter, the newsletter of the Observatory website etc.
The Secretariat will gather contact details about the Ambassadors of the Charter communicate this to its network of national associations.
How to become Ambassadors of the European Charter?
In order to become Ambassador of the European Charter for Equality you should be nominated by the Secretariat or by the national coordinator in your country. If you wish to become Ambassador of the Charter you should contact the national coordinator in your country.
To advice national coordinators for the selection of Ambassadors of the Charter
The Ambassadors of the Charter should be evaluated on the basis of their commitment. They should also be able to explain how they intend to promote the Charter and explain the link to the work of local and regional authorities.
Candidates to become Ambassadors of the Charter should agree to:
- Approve the values and the content of the European Charter for Equality and respect the six principles on which the Charter is built on
- Be able to explain how they plan to promote the Charter in their position as Ambassador and the links to the work at local/regional level
- Agree not to use its position of Ambassador of the European Charter in any economic generating activities