Five workshops on non-discrimination in Moldova

24 March 2017 Chisinau

The Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Council for Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality, will organise five training courses (27-31 March) for five different target groups on “European non-discrimination best practices to support national alignment with the...

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Tbilisi conference on Criminal Justice and Prison

23 March 2017 Tbilisi

Delegates at the ‘International Conference on Alternative to Punishment and Drug Treatment in Prisons’, held in Tbilisi, 21-22 March 2017, called for developing comprehensive criminal justice responses to drug dependent people who are in trouble with the law. More than 70 high-level...

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Training for Georgian Supreme Court staff on reasoning requirements under European Convention on Human Rights

23 March 2017 Tbilisi

On 18-19 March, 2017 Council of Europe, within the EU funded project, organised two-day training sessions for Supreme Court staff on Reasoning Requirements under European Convention on Human Rights. The aim of the training was to increase the awareness of judge assistants of the Supreme Court of...

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Training for Supreme Court Judge Assistants’ on Protection of Right to Property under European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)

23 March 2017 Tbilisi

On 17 March, 2017 Council of Europe (CoE), within the EU funded project, organised one-day training session for the Supreme Court judge assistants’ on “European Standards of Protection of Right to Property” Training was delivered by international consultant of the CoE. As a result of the...

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Training for members of Georgian National Communications Commission

23 March 2017 Tbilisi

Within the EU-funded project on “Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media’” the Council of Europe (CoE) in cooperation with the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) organised two trainings for the representatives of the commission on CoE/ECHR standards...

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The Council of Europe continues promoting educational aspects of civic integration of national minorities in Georgia

21 March 2017 Tbilisi

A number of public schools in Georgia provide education in minority languages, however, there is lack of textbooks and the quality of the existing ones necessitates improvement. To address this issue, among other things, existing Greek language textbooks (5 Volumes) have been updated and...

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New touristic signpost and road signs installed in historic German settlements

21 March 2017 Tbilisi

In the framework of the signed Administrative Arrangement between the Council of Europe and the Cultural Heritage Preservation Agency of Georgia, under the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia of Georgia, objects belonging to German cultural heritage in historic German...

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Meeting in Asureti

21 March 2017 Tbilisi

On 2 March 2017, the deputy head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Mrs Ana Zec met with the head of Tetritskaro Municipality, Besik Tsiklauri in Tetritskaro, Kvemo Kartli Region. The aim of the meeting was to hand over the 80 bilingual street signs produced by the Council of Europe to...

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Journalistic trainings for school students

1 March 2017 Tbilisi

On 1 March 2017, the series of journalistic trainings have been launched in cooperation with the Azerbaijani newspaper Gurgistan, the Armenian newspaper Vtastan and the German newspaper Kaukasische Post. More than 200 students of secondary schools from Tbilisi and regions teaching German,...

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Request for opinion - Republic of Moldova

15 March 2017 Chisnau

Mr Andrian Candu, Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, has requested the opinion of the Venice Commission on a draft revision of the electoral legislation replacing the proportional system for the election of Parliament by a plurality system in one-member constituencies. This...

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Training on standards of the European Convention on Human Rights for Jury Trials

2-4 March Tbilisi

Pursuant to increased jurisdiction of jury trials in Georgia from 1 January, 2017 Council of Europe, within the EU funded project, conducts series of trainings on Jury Trial Standards under ECHR and more than 60 judges already went through the trainings delivered by national and international...

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Council of Europe and European Union to organise Bench and Bar meeting on Jury Trials for legal professionals in Georgia

22 March 2017 Tbilisi

On 22 March, 2017 The Council of Europe office in Georgia and EU4Justice Judiciary Support Project will organise a Bench & Bar Meeting on Jury Trials. The event will take place within the joint project of the Council of Europe and European Union – “Application of the European Convention on Human...

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Presentation of the handbook “Implementation of the international standards of prevention of ill-treatment in the activities of the criminal justice institutions in Ukraine”

2 March 2017 Kyiv

2 March 2017 the handbook “Implementation of the International Standards of Prevention of Ill-treatment in the Activities of the Criminal Justice Institutions in Ukraine” was presented in a wide circle of national and international experts and stakeholders. The Handbook is developed by the group...

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The third steering committee meeting of the Joint programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe “Strengthening the implementation of the European Human Rights standards in Ukraine”

17 February 2017 Kyiv

Within the Programmatic Cooperation Framework between the European Union and the Council of Europe for the Eastern Partnership countries Joint EU-CoE Programme “Strengthening the Implementation of the European Human Rights Standards in Ukraine” has started its third year of implementation. The...

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Training on interactive methods of adult learning for representatives of the Departments of personal data protection and access to information of the Ombudsperson’s Office

18-19 February 2017 Kyiv

Skills-oriented 2-day training on interactive methods of adult learning was organized for the staff of two Ombudsperson’s Office Departments - Personal data protection and Access to information under the support of the Joint EU/CoE Programme “Strengthening Implementation of the European Human...

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Training on strategic planning for representatives of the Human Rights Directorate of the National police of Ukraine

11-12 February 2017 Kyiv

With the establishment of the Human Rights Directorate before the National police of Ukraine its front task and staff faced an ambitious goal – to elaborate a strategy of Directorate’s development for the three coming years in order to make the internal monitoring mechanism of human rights...

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Workshop for prison directors on Code of Ethics

17 March 2017 Kyiv

On 28 February 2017, the first interactive workshop on the revised Code of Ethics for prison staff in Ukraine for 25 senior prison officers, the heads of prisons from the Central Interregional Administration of Execution of Criminal Sanctions and Probation took place. The workshop was hosted by...

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Discussion on limitations and options for introducing dynamic security into Ukrainian prison practice

17 March 2017 Kyiv

A round table on the dynamic security concept took place in Kyiv on 3 February 2017. The event concentrated on the key principles of dynamic security and international good practices and its application in Ukraine. The discussion further focused on the findings of a legal analysis conducted by...

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Two executive training sessions on enhancing public (financial) governance and management in European cities

16 March 2017 Vienna

The Council of Europe (Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform) organised two high-level executive trainings on Enhancing Public (Financial) Governance and Management in European Cities on 6-7 March (for participants from Moldova) and 9-10 March (for participants from Armenia) - in...

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Call for interest for national experts from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to support local initiatives on ethical governance and transparency

16 march 2017 STRABOURG

The Council of Europe promotes local democracy and a culture of ethical and inclusive decision-making, as part of the thematic programme “Strengthening institutional frameworks for local governance” in the Eastern Partnership countries. In this context, 12 municipalities from Armenia, Georgia,...

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