Better crisis management in Georgian prisons

15 May 2017 Tbilisi

On 1-2 May 2017 Council of Europe (CoE) and European Union (EU) organised working group meeting on introducing the crisis intervention in Georgian prisons. The meeting is part of the assistance provided to Georgian authorities in developing crisis intervention in the penitentiary system. As a...

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Workshop on gender stereotypes in media reporting

15-16 May 2017 Kakheti Region, Georgia

Within a joint funded project with the EU on “Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media’” the Council of Europe (CoE) organises a workshop on gender stereotypes in media reporting for students studying mass communication at various local universities as well as active...

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Discussion of the draft curricula on “Journalism ethics” and “Media and Freedom of Expression”

12 May 2017 Baku

A roundtable discussion took place on 12 May 2017 in Baku in order to discuss the draft curricula on two courses “Journalism ethics” and “Media and freedom of expression”, which have been developed by local experts within the framework of the joint EU/CoE project “Freedom of Expression and Media...

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2nd meeting of the Steering Committee within the Media Project

11 May 2017 Baku

Within the framework of the joint EU/CoE project “Freedom of Expression and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan”, the 2nd meeting of the Steering Committee took place on 5 May 2017 in Baku. 15 members of the Steering Committee, including the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the...

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Discussions on the draft code of ethics for the members of the Moldovan Equality Council

5 May 2017 Chisinau

A round table event on presentation of Council of Europe’s comments and recommendations on the draft Code of Ethics for members of the Council on Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality from the Republic of Moldova (Equality Council) has been held in Chisinau on 3rd of...

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The 2nd Steering committee meeting

5 May 2017 Tbilisi

On May 5, 2017, the second Steering committee meeting was held within the framework of EU/CoE joint projects “Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media” and “Protecting internet freedom through legislation and arrangements for multi-stakeholders dialogue”. The meeting aimed at...

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Series of trainings on reopening of cases on the basis of judgment/decision of the European Court of Human Rights

4 May 2017 Strasbourg

On 29-30 April, 2017 Council of Europe, within the EU funded project in partnership with the High School of Justice, organised a training for two groups of City and Appellate Court judges of criminal and civil chambers on “Reopening of Cases on the Basis of judgment/Decision of the European Court...

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Training on Convention on Human Rights standards on witness interrogation and fair trial standards for Georgia common court staff

4 May 2017 Strasbourg

On 29-30 April, 2017 Council of Europe, within the EU funded project, organised a training on European Convention on Human Rights standards on witness interrogation and fair trial standards for judge assistants of the common courts of Georgia. As a result of the training judge assistants advanced...

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Georgian judges advancing their knowledge on the European Anti-Discrimination standards

4 May 2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe continues providing series of trainings on the European Anti-Discrimination Standards for legal professionals in Georgia. Within the EU funded project, on 27-28 April 2017 Council of Europe organised a two-day training on Anti-Discrimination Standards for judges. As a result...

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Study visit of the 13th group of the High School of Justice students to Strasbourg

4 May 2017 Strasbourg

On 25-26 April, 2017 Council of Europe, within the EU funded project, organised a study visit for the 13th group of High School of Justice students. The aim of the study visit was to get acquainted the 13th group of the High School of Justice with recent case-law of the European Court of Human...

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Report on the implementation of selected CEPEJ tools in pilot courts of the Republic of Moldova

4 May 2017 Chisinau

Between June 2015 and March 2017 the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) and judicial authorities of the Republic of Moldova cooperated actively to improve the efficiency of courts and the quality of judicial services. Six pilot courts implemented tools developed by the...

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Council of Europe representatives participate at the sitting of the Council for Cooperation of Local Self-Government Bodies in Belarus

3 May 2017 Minsk

At the invitation of the Republican Council of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, the Council of Europe good governance tools that might be applied in Belarus were presented to the Council for Cooperation of Local Self-Government Bodies. The sitting took place 28 April, in Minsk...

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Request for opinion of the Venice Commission

3 May 2017 Chisinau

Mr Andrian Candu, President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, requested an opinion of the Venice Commission on a second draft revision of the electoral legislation replacing the proportional system for the election of Parliament, in this case by a mixed system. This activity of the...

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Fourth meeting of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Project

3 May 2017 Kyiv

Members of the Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Project ‘Promoting Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education’ met in Kyiv on 26 April to discuss the progress of the activities undertaken in the participating countries. Committee members shared information on the 2017 training...

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Trainings on consumer rights and cultural stereotypes in media reporting

2 May 2017 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe organised two trainings for the Georgian students and young journalists related to the standards of the protection of consumer rights and encountering cultural stereotypes in media reporting. The trainings were organised within the EU funded projects on “Promoting freedom,...

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Graduation of the ‘Admissibility of Evidence in Criminal Proceedings’ course in Armenia

28 April 2017 Yerevan

On 27 April 2017, Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan, Ms Loreta VIOIU, awarded certificates to 15 Armenian legal professionals who successfully completed the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) distance-learning course on “Admissibility of Evidence in...

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Cybercrime@EAP III and iPROCEEDS: Investigating cybercrime and its financial gain

28 April 2017 Tbilisi

Today the five-day cybercrime exercise finished. 50 prosecutors, cybercrime investigators, financial investigation/intelligence and cyber security specialists from 12 countries from Eastern Europe, South-eastern Europe and Turkey had to work together to solve a series of technical challenges...

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Cybercrime@EAP III and iPROCEEDS: investigating cybercrime and its financial gain – working together effectively

27 April 2017 Tbilisi

A novel initiative comprising 12 countries from the Eastern Partnership Region, South-eastern Europe and Turkey was launched today in Tbilisi, Georgia through a Cybercrime Coordination and Partnership Exercise to explore and establish closer links between professional communities of cybercrime...

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Reporting on piloting of the Local Finance Benchmarking (LFB) and introducing the LFB database in Georgia

26 April 2017 Tbilisi

A reporting workshop on the application of the Council of Europe (CoE) Local Finance Benchmark (LFB) toolkit adjusted to local needs was organised in co-operation with the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure (MRDI) of Georgia on 6th of April 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The event...

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Meeting on pre-feasibility study on inter-municipal cooperation for Solid Waste Management

26 April 2017 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe (the Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reforms) in cooperation with the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure has organised a two-day meeting on inter-municipal cooperation Solid Waste Management in Adjara region. The event had been held on 4-5 of April...

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