Conference on enhancing women’s access to justice

16 March 2017 Strasbourg

Conference on Enhancing Women’s Access to Justice took place in Strasbourg on 9 February 2017. The conference was organised in the framework of the project on “Regional Dialogue on Judicial Reforms in the Eastern Partnership Countries” implemented within the Programmatic Cooperation Framework for...

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Training in Belarus for education professionals on human rights education and on competences for democratic culture

15 March 2017 Minsk

35 representatives of the National Institute of Education and other leading educational institutions participated in a 4-day training course on the main principles of the Education for Democratic Citizenship/Human Rights Education at the policy level and on the Reference Framework of Competences...

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Training sessions for newly selected judge candidates

14 march 2017 Baku

In co-operation with the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan, in March 2017 the Council of Europe started the series of European Court of Human Rights training sessions for 126 judge candidates who are going through the preparatory training phase of the judicial selection process. The training...

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Protecting minors in Georgia through TV programme labelling and age-rating

Kakheti Region 10 MARCH 2017

Within the European Union and Council of Europe joint project on ‘Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media’ the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Georgian National Communications Commission, will organise a series of training courses for members of the Georgian...

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Eastern Partnership: the community of practice proposes targeted actions to enhance local governance

10 March 2017 Strasbourg

The challenges faced by amalgamated municipalities in bringing public services closer to the citizens and developing institutional instruments of direct democracy, were discussed at the 3rd meeting of the Community of practice on local democracy, facilitated by the Congress of Local and Regional...

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EAP II/EAP III: Training on International Cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence for the Eastern Partnership region


International cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence is a difficult and challenging task for criminal justice professionals. The prevalence of cybercrime and the challenges in reliably securing electronic evidence across national borders require a fast, efficient and meaningful...

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Promoting professional and responsible journalism in Eastern Partnership countries

8 March 2017 Chisinau

Within the European Union/Council of Europe joint project to“Promote Professional and Responsible Journalism by Supporting Regional Network of Self-regulatory Bodies” the Council of Europe (CoE) organised the Annual Meeting of Regional Network of Self-regulatory Bodies. The representatives of the...

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Armenia - Long-term electoral assistance to the Central Electoral Commission

8 March 2017 Yerevan

On 27 and 28 February 2017, the long term legal assistance to the Central Electoral Commission of Armenia started. Several meetings were held with representatives of civil society, international community, the OSCE/ODIHR and of the Central Electoral Commission. An expert of the Venice Commission...

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Twelve municipalities to implement ethical, innovative and inclusive actions in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

7 March 2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe signed joint agreements with twelve municipalities from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine on 1 March 2017. As stated by Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress, this will provide the mayors, as local leaders, with the “opportunity to break new ground and...

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Court coaching programme concluded in the Republic of Moldova

7 March 2017 Chisinau

On 1-2 March 2017 two final training sessions for representatives of 6 pilot courts took place with the secretariat of the Superior Council of Magistrates and the Agency for Court Administration of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Moldova. The European Commission for the Efficiency of...

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Drawing conclusions on the efficiency of justice tools in pilot courts in the Republic of Moldova

7 March 2017 Chisnau

The Superior Council of Magistrates of the Republic of Moldova heard a presentation during its session of 28 February 2017 of the progress and achievements of the Project "Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyer’s profession in the Republic of Moldova", . The Superior...

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Armenia - Training sessions on election dispute resolution

3 March 2017 Yerevan

The Venice Commission is organising, in co-operation with the Central Election Commission and the Justice Academy of Armenia, a series of training sessions on election dispute resolution. The 4 sessions are for members of election commissions, administrative judges and representatives of...

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Call for tenders: development of the Council of Europe e-learning platform on Good Governance at Local Level

2 March 2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe has developed a set of 12 Principles of good governance at local level. The purpose of present call for tenders is to design, develop and operate an e-learning tool to promote the principles of those 12 Principles. This tendering procedure is an international call for...

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Annual Meeting of Regional Network of Self-regulatory Bodies

28 February 2017 Chisinau

Within EU funded project on “Promote Professional and Responsible Journalism by Supporting Regional Network of Self-regulatory Bodies” the Council of Europe (CoE) will hold the Annual Meeting of Regional Network of Self-regulatory Bodies on 2-3 March at the Radisson Blu Leogrand Hotel in...

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Workshop on improving conditions and detainees’ access to additional services in police custody

28 February 2017 Tbilisi

On 23 February 2017, the Council of Europe and the European Union, in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, organised a workshop on improving conditions and providing services to the detainees in temporary detention isolators, with participation of representatives of Public Defenders...

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Georgia - 7th Annual Meeting of Election Management Bodies

27-28 February 2017 Borjomi

The Venice Commission is participating in the 7th Annual Meeting of Election Management Bodies. The topic of the meeting this is year is on the “Innovative services and effective electoral operations”. The event is co-organised by the Central Election Commission of Georgia and the International...

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Training delivery on human rights for legal professionals

21 February 2017 Georgia

Training centers operating in the field of criminal justice are looking for new ways of advancing training delivery on human rights for legal professionals. Within EU funded project on: "Application of the European Convention of Human Rights and harmonisation of national legislation and judicial...

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Consolidating suicide prevention programme in prisons

23 February 2017 Rustavi and Kutaisi

Council of Europe and European Union continues to support the successful implementation of the Suicide Prevention Programme in prisons and as part of it further cascade training will be delivered to the staff of penitentiary establishments. Five 3-day sessions will be held in Rustavi, in the...

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Tackling cybercrime in Georgia

23 February 2017 Tbilisi

As a part of cooperation between the EU/CoE Joint Project “Protecting Internet Freedom through Legislation and Arrangements for Multi-stakeholder Dialogue” and voluntary contribution funded project “Strengthening the Capacity of the High School of Justice of Georgia” the Council of Europe (CoE)...

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Working together for free and fair elections in Armenia

23 February 2017 Yerevan

The impact of the recommendations of International Election Observation Missions (IEOM) on the new electoral code in Armenia is notable and considered a step forward, but important recommendations concerning the restriction of observers and the exclusion of organisational costs from campaign...

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