The Ombudswoman has signed cooperation agreements with members of the Anti-Discrimination Contact Points Network on 9 March 2018. These are 11 civil society organizations selected after a public call, as a way of strengthening the fight against discrimination at national, regional and local level.
The Anti-Discrimination Contact Points Network consists of the following organizations: BaBe, Center for Civic Initiatives Poreč, Center for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights Osijek, Center for Peace Studies, Contemporary Jewish Film Festival Zagreb, Association for Human Rights and Civic Participation PaRiter from Rijeka, Slavonski Brod Center, Civic Rights Project Sisak, SOS Rijeka - Center for Nonviolence and Human Rights in Rijeka, Serbian National Council - National Coordination of the Council of the Serbian National Minorities in Croatia and NGO Status M.
Since the entry into force of the Anti-Discrimination Act in 2009, the Ombudsman's institution cooperates with a number of civil society organizations when preparing annual reports, as provided for by this Law. More intensive cooperation was established in 2012 with five organizations, which functioned as regional anti-discrimination contact points. Cooperation is now further expanded and a wider network is established which will serve to exchange information and plan joint initiatives aimed at combating inequality, but also promoting equal treatment.