Piloting of the Council of Europe human rights education materials in the schools of Kharkiv

9 December 2016 Kharkiv

In the framework of the Joint EU/CoE project ‘Promoting Human Rights Education and Democratic Citizenship in Eastern Partnership countries’ a piloting seminar for teachers and school directors took place in Kharkiv, Ukraine on 1-3 December 2016. The seminar was organised in cooperation with the...

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Working together for better healthcare services in prisons

8 December 2016 Tbilisi

A draft concept, guidelines as well as the tools for monitoring and assuring the quality of healthcare services in prisons have been developed by Council of Europe experts within joint Council of Europe and Europena Union project on improving healthcare services in Georgian prisons. During a...

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November newsletter on human rights and healthcare in Georgian prisons

6 December 2016 Tbilisi

Take a look at the November newsletter for an overview of the ongoing activities aiming to improve the provision of mental health in Georgian prisons and other closed institutions. These activities are under the framework of the joint European Union and Council of Europe Programmatic Cooperation...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: Moldovan Young Lawyers at the Court’s meeting

6 December 2016 Strasbourg

On 2 December, five representatives of the Moldovan Young Lawyers Association travelled to Strasbourg to take part in a one-day meeting organised by the European Court of Human Rights. The Court organises such meetings every other year with the aim of discussing with applicants' representatives -...

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Second Steering Committee meeting on combating discrimination in Moldova

6 December 2016 Chisinau

On 2 December 2016, the Council of Europe and European Union joint project 'Supporting national efforts for prevention and combating discrimination in Moldova,' part of the Programmatic Co-operation Framework for Eastern Partnership Countries 2015-2017, organised its second Steering Committee...

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International conference on enhancing the right to data protection in EaP countries

6 December 2016 Tbilisi

"Enhancing the Right to Data Protection in Eastern Partnership Countries" is the objective of this International Conference (Tbilisi, Georgia, 14-15 December 2016). The event brings together for the first time representatives of Eastern Partnership countries who benefit from the "Programmatic...

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Developments and challenges facing Georgian media and internet sector

6-7 December 2016 Kakheti, Georgia

On 6-7 December 2016, there will be a two-day meeting of the national stakeholders and partners including the representatives of the Georgian National Communications Commission, Charter of Journalistic Ethics, Georgian Public Service Broadcaster, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Developments,...

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Training on Freedom of Expression and Privacy

5 December 2016 Lankaran

A one-day training on Freedom of Expression and Privacy for journalists from the region was organised on 2 December 2016 in Lankaran, Azerbaijan, within the framework of the joint EU/COE Project “Freedom of expression and media freedom”. The main aim of the training was to raise awareness on the...

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National Anti-Corruption Bureau considers strengthening internal control structures through integrity testing and work with whistleblowers

5 December 2016 Kyiv

A two-day workshop on “Integrity testing and whistleblower protection within law enforcement internal controls” took place on 21–22 November 2016 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Some 12 department officers from the Internal Control Department of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU)...

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Council of Europe develops mental health screening tools for Georgian penitentiary and police detention establishments

2 December 2016 Kakheti

A 2-day workshop took place on 24 -25 November in Kakheti, Georgia where the representatives of French, German and Swiss prison services presented the tools used in their respective countries to screen the mental health status of prisoners and detainees as well as the relevant procedures and...

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Workshops for prison managers and social workers on pro-social modelling and social and life skills

1 December 2016 Bila Tserkva

Two parallel workshops for prison managers and psychologists were conducted on 15-16 November 2016 in Bila Tserkva, at the Penitentiary Training College. The workshop for pilot prisons’ staff and the college faculty was aimed at introducing the key concepts of pro-social modelling and emphasizing...

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Second training seminar for judges on Ensuring Access to Justice for Women at the Justice Academy of Azerbaijan

30 November 2016 Baku

The Justice Academy of Azerbaijan and the Gender Equality Unit of the Council of Europe organised a second training seminar on “Ensuring Access to Justice for Women”, which took place in Baku on 9 December 2016. A local and an international trainer led this seminar with 23 judges to discuss...

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Georgian judges improve their knowledge on ECHR standards

30 November 2016 Tbilisi

On 25-27 November, Council of Europe in cooperation with the USAID-funded project Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia (EWMI-PROLoG) and the High school of Justice (HSOJ) organised a training session on human rights for fifteen Georgian judges. Training session was delivered by five Georgian judges...

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Suicide prevention in Georgian prisons

29 November 2016 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe (CoE) and European Union Delegation continue to support the further enhancement of skills of Georgian prison psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers in administering Suicide Prevention Programme in prisons. As a part of this support, on-site supervision of...

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Working together for better protection of human rights of those with mental disorders

29 November 2016 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe and the European Union Delegation have launched a series of refresher training sessions on human rights of those with mental disorders and medical ethics, especially designed for the staff of psychiatric institutions. The aim of the training sessions is to consolidate the...

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The lack of women in political life is seriously undermining democratic processes in EaP countries

1 December 2016 Kyiv

Democracy should apply to all women and men stated participants from the Council of Europe at the Conference on 'Women’s political representation in the Eastern Partnership countries – a regional study and exchange of information' which took place in Kyiv (Ukraine) on 1st December 2016. The event...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: Ethics Commission Workshop on decision-drafting

28 November 2016 Chisinau

On 28 November the "Support to the Moldovan Bar Association" component of the PCF Project on Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyers’ profession in the Republic of Moldova, organised in Chisinau a workshop on decision-drafting for the members of the Ethics Commission of the...

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Training on Access to Information for press and media officers of the state authorities in Baku

28 November 2016 Baku

A one-day training on Access to Information for press and media officers of the state authorities within the PCF Project on Freedom of Expression and Media Freedom in Azerbaijan took place on 25 November 2016 in Baku. The training was organized in close cooperation with the Ombudsman Office of...

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Is non-discrimination a priority in democratic states?

28 November 2016 Chisinau

The International conference on “Non-discrimination is a priority in democratic states” will be organised on 1 - 2 December 2016 in Chisinau. The purpose of the conference is to gather participants from Eastern Partnership countries in order to exchange experiences and to find solutions for...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: training of trainers on professional ethics

28 November 2016 Chisinau

On 23-24 November the "Support to the Moldovan Bar Association" component of the PCF Project on Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyers’ profession in the Republic of Moldova, organised in Chisinau a Training of Trainers for a group of thirteen lawyers. The Training was...

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