ECTR is a non-governmental organisation that focuses on monitoring tolerance in Europe and preparing practical recommendations to improve interethnic relations and intercultural communication.
- The European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR)
- European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation Events
- European Medal of Tolerance
- Model Statute for Tolerance
- Members of the ECTR Group of eminent international lawyers for the elaboration of the Model National Statute for the Promotion of Tolerance
President of the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation Dr Viatcheslav Moshe Kantor awarded Russian film director, producer and screenwriter Andrei Konchalovsky with the 2016 European Medal of Tolerance.The European Medal of Tolerance recognises outstanding achievements in promoting tolerance, democracy and respect on the European continent.
Conferred on them by the European Council for Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR), an independent organization uniting former European heads of states, Nobel Peace Prize laureates and other tolerance-promoting individuals, European Jewish Congress president Moshe Kantor spoke of the Balkan War being a “bump in the road” of the European Union’s path to becoming more democratic and tolerant at a press conference announcing the honourees.
Expanding on the Model Law for Promotion of Tolerance, a version of which it seeks to make mandatory across all 27 member states, Chair of the Task Force in charge of its inception Yoram Dinstein said that “tolerance is the glue that cements together the bond between distinct groups in a single society”.