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MEDIA ADVISORY: Council of Europe and European Union to present results of projects for journalists, judiciary, administration and legal professionals in Azerbaijan

Baku 26 October 2017
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On Tuesday, 31 October, the Council of Europe and European Union will present to the media in Baku the results of projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including Azerbaijan.

The four projects carried out in Azerbaijan under the Partnership for Good Governance[1] in 2015-2017 focused on improving the situation with media freedom and freedom of expression, strengthening capacities to fight and prevent corruption in the public administration, increasing the role and capacity of the Academy of Justice, training judges, as well as conducting a specific project to improve the efficiency and quality of judicial services in Azerbaijan.

The 4.9 million euro projects have been funded by the EU and the Council of Europe, and implemented by the Council of Europe. In addition to these country-specific projects, Azerbaijan has also participated in 14 regional initiatives covering several countries.

  Factsheet on results of projects in Azerbaijan
  Factsheet on results of regional projects in which Azerbaijan participated

Zoltan HERNYES, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Baku;  Ambassador Kestutis JANKAUSKAS, Head of European Union Delegation to Azerbaijan, Fakhraddin ISMAYILOV, Acting Head of Department on Democracy and Human Rights from Ministry of Foreign Affairs;  and Arkadi SYTINE, EU/CoE Facilities Coordinator, Council of Europe (Strasbourg);  will present the projects.

The presentation will take place at 10:00 local time on Tuesday, 31 October 2017, at the Hilton Baku, 1B Azadliq Avenue I, Baku. There will be English – Azerbaijani interpretation during the presentation.

Prior accreditation of media representatives is requested.  Media accreditation is done through the Council of Europe’s Office in Baku, contact person for accreditation: Narmin AKHUNDOVA+994 12 599 05 27 and +994 12 599 05 28 (ext. 11)

Background:

For more information see http://eap-pcf-eu.coe.int/azerbaijan

Contact:  Narmin.AKHUNDOVA, +994 12 599 05 28 (ext. 11)


[1] Formerly named the Programmatic Cooperation Framework for Eastern Partnership countries