Cybercrime and electronic evidence in the Eastern Partnership

6-7 April Kyiv

The new joint project of the EU and the Council of Europe on Improving public/private cooperation on cybercrime and electronic evidence in the Eastern Partnership will be launched at a regional meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, from 6 to 7 April 2016. Meeting agenda The project aims to support countries...

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Freedom of the media and the role of EaP Parliaments

31 March 2015 London

A conference on national parliaments’ role in improving freedom, independence, transparency and the diversity of the media, organised in cooperation with the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly's Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society and hosted by the British Parliament, will be...

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Training on Freedom of Expression and Privacy

30 March 2016 Baku

Within the framework of the joint EU/COE Project “Freedom of expression and media freedom” the Council of Europe organized one-day training on Freedom of Expression and Privacy for journalists and media professionals, which took place in Baku, Azerbaijan on 30 March, 2016. The training was...

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Audiovisual services in Ukraine

31 March 2016 Kyiv, Ukraine

More than 100 participants for the first time have discussed the text of the draft law on audio visual services at the international conference “Legislation on audio-visual services: European standards and Ukrainian perspectives” held on 28 March in Kyiv. The participants included MPs, members of...

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HELP Training of Trainers session

15-18 March Baku

The Training of Trainers session of Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) Programme was organized on 15-18 March in Baku in the framework of the PCF Project on “Application of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: towards better institutional communication

22 March 2016 Chisinau

On 22 March 2016, twenty members of the Moldovan Bar Association Council and its Commissions, representatives of the Women Lawyers Association and the Secretary General benefited from an interactive workshop on institutional communication tools and techniques for an improved transparency of the...

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Amendments to the Election Code of Georgia

24 February 2016 Tbilisi

A delegation from the Venice Commission participated in a series of meetings with Georgian stakeholders, jointly with the OSCE/ODIHR, on 15 February 2016, in the context of the preparation of an opinion on amendments to the Election Code of Georgia requested by the Parliament of Georgia. This...

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Local democracy project achievements

21 March 2016 Strasbourg

Congress members from Eastern Partnership and European Union countries expressed their satisfaction at the progress of the project to 'strengthen insitutional frameworks for local governance in the EaP region'. Nina Costiuc, Mayor of Budesti, municipality of Chisinau said that she could already...

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Do EaP countries have good laws for civil participation?

21 March 2016 Chisinau

A two-day regional workshop looked at the initial findings of a draft regional study on the laws and policies on civil participation in the decision-making process in Eastern Partnership countries (2-3 March 2016). Representatives of non-governmental orgainsations from Armenia, Azerbaijan,...

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Outline of the training manual on equal access of women to justice in Eastern Partnership countries

2 May 2016 Strasbourg

The outline of the training manual for judges and prosecutors on ensuring access to justice for women is now available following the regional workshop on 18 March 2016. The training of legal professionals is key to addressing the multi-fold barriers that women face in accessing justice, which...

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Support to the Georgian Bar Association: Council of Europe provides expertise on training cycle management

11 March 2016 Georgia

A workshop on training cycle management took place in Georgia on 11-12 March 2016 within the framework of the PCF Project “Support to the Georgian Bar Association”. The meeting targeted Georgian Bar Association Training Centre employees and members of the Educational Council. These two bodies are...

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Priorities of the Ukrainian anti-corruption reform are discussed at the Council of Europe

22 June 2015 Strasbourg

A delegation headed by the Director of the Ukrainian National Anti-Corruption Bureau A.Sytnyk and Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee for Preventing and Combating Corruption Y.Soboliev visited the Council of Europe on 22 June 2015. During the visit, Ukrainian officials and experts met with the...

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Ukrainian officials discuss standards and good practices regarding political party financing with CoE and OSCE/ODIHR experts

14 September 2015 Kyiv

Following a joint Council of Europe (coE) and OSCE/ODIHR opinion on draft amendments to Ukrainian legislation regulating political party financing, Ukrainian high-level officials met CoE and OSCE/ODIHR experts at the round-table “Political Party Funding – the Finish Line” held on 14 September in...

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Landmark anti-corruption conference takes place in Ukraine

16 November 2015 Kyiv

The 922 speakers and participants gathered for the International Anti-corruption Conference “Preventing. Fighting. Acting.”, held in the Kyev Olimpiisky arena on 16 November. The event, which was held under the auspices of Ukraine’s National Reform Council (a high-level coordination body for...

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Strategic management advice to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau

19-20 November 2015 Kyiv

Mr. Drago Kos, the former GRECO President, visited the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) of Ukraine on 19-20 November on an advisory mission. The expert held discussion with the NABU leadership, heads of departments and units as well as resident international consultants. He equally provided...

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Opportunities to enhance inter-agency cooperation were assessed in Kyiv

09–11 December 2015 Kyiv

In an effort to boost Ukrainian inter-agency cooperation on corruption investigations, the Council of Europe has conducted an assessment of IT capacities of Ukrainian institutions holding key information for these types of investigations. The assessment visit took place on 9 – 11 December 2015,...

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NABU Detectives learn best practices on investigating high-level corruption crimes

25 January 2016 Kyiv

A seminar for the newly-recruited detectives of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) was organized in Kyiv on 25 January 2016. Twenty-four detectives listened to presentations delivered by the Council of Europe expert and former GRECO President, Mr Drago Kos, and discussed issues...

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NABU detectives and analysts enhance their international cooperation skills

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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Civic involvement in fight against corruption

11 February 2016 Kyiv

On 11 February 2016, a Council of Europe expert met with the Verkovna Rada Parliamentary Committee on Legal Assistance and Law Enforcement to discuss possible avenues of civic involvement in fight against corruption. The meeting is a follow-up to previous Council of Europe Expert Opinion on...

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International Conference on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

25 September 2015 Tbilisi

As part of its activities under the Project “Combating money laundering and terrorist financing in Georgia” the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, organized a one-day Conference on Combating money laundering and terrorist financing on 25 September 2015 in...

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