Cllr Bhatti selected by ODIHR to attend conference in Austria, Vienna by the ODIHR/OSCE

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), invited Cllr Bhatti to a consultative meeting for the development of a Coalition Building Manual. This project was part of a multi-year, German-funded project called “Turning Words into Action to address anti-Semitism, Intolerance and Discrimination”. During the workshop Cllr Bhatti gave feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of the draft manual for building coalitions. I believe the manual is a positive step towards enabling others to know where to begin in forming coalitions and grassroots community action projects. It provides a set of useful tools and gives many successful examples.