Germany will serve as OSCE Chair-in-Office in 2016.
Germany has indicated it will continue the work on youth exchanges initiated by the previous Serbian and Swiss chairmanships. In the human dimension, Germany will focus on:
- Freedom of the press and freedom of information, independence of the media, and the safety of journalists.
- Protection of minorities.
- Combating political extremism, intolerance and discrimination, including anti-Semitism and integration issues related to migrants.
- Strengthening the rights of women.