New bilingual textbooks for kindergartens in Georgia

26 Avril 2017 Tbilisi

On 19 and 20 April 2017, new bilingual kindergarten textbooks produced within the EU/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Civic Integration of National Minorities in Georgia and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages” were handed out to Marneuli, Ninotsminda, Akhalkalaki and...

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Support to long-term and short-term domestic observers of the parliamentary elections in Armenia

25 April 2017 Yerevan

In the run-up to the Armenian parliamentary elections on 2 April, through new previsions in the Electoral Code and the introduction of new voter registration technologies, the professional training of local observers became a priority for numerous civil society organisations. As the new Electoral...

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Mobile crew of journalists contribute to an independent electoral media coverage of parliamentary elections in Armenia

25 April 2017 Yerevan

In order to improve the media coverage of the electoral campaign and the election day on 2 April of the parliamentary elections in Armenia, two training sessions on the rights and responsibilities of reporters during elections, the detection of electoral fraud and the main criteria’s of an...

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New action plan to fight against ill-treatment

25 April 2017 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia and the European Union Delegation are assisting the Georgian Government in assessing the implementation of the current action plan to fight against ill-treatment and review of the new draft for 2017-2018 prepared by the stakeholders. During a half-day...

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Series of trainings on freedom of expression and privacy for journalists in the regions of Azerbaijan

24 April 2017 Baku

Three training sessions on freedom of expression and privacy for journalists and representatives of civil society were organised in the three regions of Azerbaijan – Ganja, Shamkir and Tovuz on 18-21 April 2017 within the framework of the joint EU/CoE project “Freedom of expression and media...

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Working together for well-being of prisoners and prison staff

18 April 2017 Tbilisi

On 11-13 April 2017 Council of Europe (CoE) and European Union (EU) organised a 2-day training on so-called cold and hot debriefing tools for two groups, composing of suicide prevention programme coordinators in prisons and regime staff. The training was preceded by the off-site work of...

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Trainings on consumer rights and cultural stereotypes in media reporting

13 April 2017 Kakheti Region

Within EU funded projects on “Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media’” and “Protecting internet freedom through legislation and arrangements for Multi-stakeholder dialogue” the Council of Europe (CoE) organises a series of training for students and journalists on Consumer...

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Final conference of the PCF current project to improve the efficiency and quality of judicial services in Azerbaijan

10 April 2017 Baku

The Council of Europe and judicial stakeholders of Azerbaijan held a conference on the results and best practices achieved by the national pilot courts and other major actors of the justice sector in the implementation of the methodology and tools developed by the European Commission for the...

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Conference on “Political Parties Financing in Ukraine: current legislation, recent developments and perspectives”

7 April 2017 Kyiv

On 15 March, 2017 the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the National Agency on Corruption Prevention organised the international conference “Political Parties Financing in Ukraine: current legislation, recent developments and perspectives”. The conference...

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Continued support to civic integration

6 April 2017 Tbilisi

On 24 March 2017, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science and the Georgian National Youth Palace of Georgia, the Council of Europe and the European Union delegation co-organised an event dedicated to increasing civic integration of national minority children and for exposing...

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Application of the standards of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) by the common courts of Georgia

5 April 2017 Tbilisi

On 5 April, 2017, Application of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) by the common courts of Georgia constituted the focus of a high-level event, which brought together representatives of the Government and the Parliament of...

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Study visit of Azerbaijani media professionals

5 April 2017 Strasbourg

On 22-23 March 2017, a study visit of a group of Azerbaijani media professionals was organised in Strasbourg within the framework of the joint CoE/EU PCF Project “Freedom of Expression and Media Freedom” in Azerbaijan. The main aim of the study visit was to raise awareness on European Convention...

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Extention of deadline for submission of proposals for projects on local initiatives on inter-municipal cooperation in Georgia

5 April 2017 Georgia

The Council of Europe thematic programme “Strengthening Institutional Frameworks for Local Governance” has extended the deadline for submission of proposals for projects concerning local initiatives on inter-municipal cooperation in Georgia until 24 April 2017. All other deadlines remain...

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Extention of deadline for submission of proposals for projects on local initiatives on inter-municipal cooperation in Moldova

5 April 2017 Moldova

The Council of Europe thematic programme “Strengthening Institutional Frameworks for Local Governance” has extended the deadline for submission of proposals for projects concerning local initiatives on inter-municipal cooperation in Moldova until 24 April 2017. All other deadlines remain...

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Extention of deadline for submission of proposals for projects on local initiatives on inter-municipal cooperation in Armenia

5 April 2017 Armenia

The Council of Europe thematic programme “Strengthening Institutional Frameworks for Local Governance” has extended the deadline for submission of proposals for projects concerning local initiatives on inter-municipal cooperation in Armenia until 24 April 2017 All other deadlines remain...

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Five-day workshop on non-discrimination best practices

4 April 2017 Chisinau

More than 100 participants, gathered from all districts of the Republic of Moldova have been trained on how to combat discrimination in Moldova (27-31 March 2017). The workshop was divided into specific training courses covering five different target groups focused on European non-discrimination...

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Final conference of the current PCF project to improve the efficiency and quality of judicial services in Azerbaijan

29 March 2017 Baku

Between July 2015 and March 2017 the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) and judicial authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan co-operated actively to improve the efficiency of courts and the quality of judicial services. Designated pilot courts and the Justice Academy of...

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A call for the provision of short-term international consultancy services on integrity in higher education

27 March 2017 Yerevan

A call for the provision of short-term international consultancy services on integrity in Higher Education has just been published. The full call for expression of interest and the application form can be downloaded from the links below. The purpose of this call is to create a pool of interested...

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Working together for better Healthcare Services in Prisons

27 March 2017 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia and European Union Delegation are assisting the Georgian government in developing the action plan on quality control of healthcare services in prisons. During the 2-day workshop, held on 23-24 March 2017 the Council of Europe experts and the representatives...

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Final conference of current project to improve the efficiency and quality of judicial services in the Republic of Moldova

24 March 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 co-operated actively to improve the efficiency of courts and the quality of judicial services. Six pilot courts and the National Institute of Justice...

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