Anti-corruption detectives trained on international cooperation

2-5 February 2016 Kyiv

Forty-four investigators of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) attended two back-to back trainings on Cross-border cooperation between law enforcement agencies on corruption and economic crime investigations, which took place on 2-3 and 4-5 February in Kyiv. A team of Council...

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GirlsGoIT summer camp in Moldova on human rights on the Internet

31 July 2016 Chisinau

The GirlsGoIT 2016 Summer Camp took place from 23-31 July. Over nine days, 39 girls aged between 16 and 20 from 10 regions of Moldova – Chisinau, Straseni, Calarași, Ungheni, Rezina, Orhei, Salcuta, Stefan Voda, UTA Gagauzia and Hincesti – had the opportunity to learn about web development, human...

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Spanish study visit for the Moldovan Centre for Continuous Electoral Training

1-5 August 2016 Barcelona and Madrid

A study visit for representatives of the Centre for Continuous Electoral Training (CCET), Central Election Commission of Moldova, Ministry of Education, National Institute of Justice, Academy of Public Administration and State University of Moldova took place from 1 to 5 August 2016 in Barcelona...

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Assistance to the Central Election Commission of Georgia

8 August 2016 Tbilisi

Following a request from the Central Election Commission of Georgia, the Venice Commission is assisting the electoral authority of the country by providing an election expert on legal matters in view of the forthcoming parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on 8 October 2016. This...

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Supporting the suicide prevention programme in Georgian prisons

24 July 2016 Tbilisi

On 23-24 July 2016 the Council of Europe (CoE) organised a working group meeting for the newly appointed coordinators and members of the Suicide Prevention Council. This was the first working meeting of the Suicide Prevention Council after the Suicide Prevention Programme was adopted by Order of...

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Review of prisoners’ complaints mechanism in Ukraine

7 July 2016 Kyiv

Council of Europe experts provided a review of the existing prisoners’ complaints mechanism in Ukraine and presented their findings and recommendations to the key actors concerned with implementation of criminal sanctions. The expert discussion attracted representatives of the Ministry of Justice...

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Training seminars for Azerbaijani advocates and judges on Article 10 and Article 11

22 July 2016 Baku

Two 2-day cascade training sessions for advocates and judges were held on 19-20 July and 21-22 July 2016 in Baku on Article 10 (Freedom of expression) and Article 11 (Freedom of assembly and association) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The training seminars were conducted by an...

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Publication of a report on Law Bar Associations best practice

26 July 2016 Tbilisi

The report of International Conference on the Independent, Qualified and Ethical Exercise of the Profession of Lawyers has just been published. The Conference took place on 20-21 June 2016 and was opened by the The President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili in Tbilisi Inspired by the...

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Round table on health promotion and prevention and medical ethics in Armenian prisons

4 July 2016 Yerevan

A round table to present the modules of two training courses on health promotion and prevention and medical ethics for penitentiary medical and non-medical staff, to beneficiaries and national stakeholders took place on 4 July 2016 in Erebuni Plaza Business Centre in Yerevan. The round table...

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Study visit to Sweden to improve Armenian prison healthcare

13-17 June 2016 Stockholm

A study visit to Sweden for six high-level representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Penitentiary Department of the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Health of the Republic of Armenia was organised from 13-17 June 2016. The aim of the visit was to acquire first-hand knowledge about the...

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Training of trainers on prison healthcare in Armenia

15 July 2016 Aghveran, Armenia

On 5-9 July 2016 and 11-15 July 2016, the Council of Europe organised two five-day training of trainers sessions (ToTs) on prison healthcare in Arthur’s Aghveran Resort, Armenia. Thirty three participants representing penitentiary institutions, the Ministry of Justice, the Yerevan State Medical...

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Community media development in Ukraine

14 July 2016 Odessa, Dnipro and Ternopil (Ukraine)

“Community media” - what does it mean? How to ensure its development in Ukraine? How to apply and multiply the best European practices in Ukraine? Representatives of local media and Council of Europe expert participants in the two-day seminars on hyper locality and community media had the...

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Roundtables on local finance benchmark and inter-municipal cooperation in Moldova

29 June 2016 Chisinau

The Local Finance Benchmarking project has been completed in Moldova under the Programmatic Cooperation Framework programme “Strengthening Institutional Frameworks for Local Governance”. The fieldwork results were discussed at the roundtable organised on 29 June 2016 in Chisinau. The LFB survey...

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Regional conference on local finance benchmark and inter-municipal cooperation in EaP countries

7-8 July 2016 Batumi, Georgia

The Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform organised a regional conference "Towards a more efficient local government in eastern partnership countries: new ways and tools sharing experience" on 7-8 July 2016. The main objective of the conference was to discuss the practical patterns of...

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Assessing prison healthcare reform in Georgia

1 July 2016 Tbilisi

On 1 July 2016 the Council of Europe presented a mid-term assessment of the 2014-2017 Prison Healthcare Development Strategy and Action Plan. To further guide the enhancement of the penitentiary health care system, the Ministry of Corrections and Probation (MoC), in close cooperation with the...

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Developments and challenges facing the Georgian media and internet sector

20-21 July 2016 Kakheti, Georgia

On 20-21 July the project team organised a two-day meeting of the national stakeholders including the representatives of the Georgian National Communications Commission, Charter of Journalistic Ethics, Georgian Public Service Broadcaster, Ministry of the Economy and Sustainable Development,...

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Toolkits for improving transparency and accountability in higher education institutions

19 July 2016 Yerevan

Within the framework of the Council of Europe “Strengthening Integrity and Combatting Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia” project, several focus group discussions were organised with the students and staff representing more than fifteen universities as well as civil society organisations...

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Developing Codes of Ethics in higher education in Armenia

18 July 2016 Yerevan

In the framework of the Council of Europe project “Strengthening Integrity and Combatting Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia”, the team of the international and national consultants developed model Codes of Ethics for actors in Higher Education Institutions and Guidance on producing Codes...

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Training course for LLM professors from Moldova on Human Rights and the Internet

11-12 July 2016 Vadul lui Voda

On 11-12 of July 2016, the Council of Europe organised a training course for LLM professors from Academy of Public Administration and Moldova’s Universities on Council of Europe standards and best European practices on Internet and Human Rights including Internet Governance. The purpose of the...

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Improving data protection in Moldova

5 July 2016 Chisinau

On 5 July 2016, a round table event took place in Moldova on presentation of legal opinions and Council of Europe recommendations on amendments to the legal framework of Moldovan data the protection legal framework, organised jointly by the Council of Europe together with the National Centre for...

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