Mayors and councillors are the knots of the net of democracy

8 December 2017 Tbilisi

Opening the conference on “Ethics and transparency at local level: strategies and tools”, in Tbilisi, on 6 December 2017, Congress Secretary General Andreas Kiefer underlined the key elements for a successful local self-government: an adequate legislative framework, mayors and elected...

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A conference on media education in Azerbaijani universities

8 December 2017 Baku

A conference to promote media education and to provide a forum for open discussions on challenges and perspectives of media education in Azerbaijan took place on 7 December 2017 in Baku. The conference was organised in close co-operation with the Azerbaijani Press Council and Journalism Faculty...

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Self-regulation of journalism in Eastern Partnership countries

8 December 2017 Tbilisi

On 15-16 December 2017, the Council of Europe will organise a regional conference on self-regulation of journalism. The event will be attended by the representatives of the self-regulatory bodies from the Eastern Partnership countries and the Russian Federation. During the meeting the media...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: closing event for media and internet freedom projects in Georgia

8 December 2017 Tbilisi

On 17 December 2017, the closing event of the EU/Council of Europe joint programmes “Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media” and “Protecting internet freedom through legislation and arrangements for multi-stakeholder dialogue” will take place in Tbilisi. The event will...

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Workshop on reporting local finance benchmarking

6 december 2017 tbilisi

The Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform, which is part of the Council of Europe's Good Governance Division, launched a local finance benchmarking activity in Georgia in 2015. As a result, the Council of Europe toolkit was adjusted to local needs in 2016 and two phases of piloting...

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Regional conference on internet governance and digital agenda

6 December 2017 Chisinau

The multi-stakeholder approach to internet governance in Eastern Partnership countries and the role of the Council of Europe with respect to human rights on the internet were among the topics of the regional conference on internet governance and digital agenda organised by the Council of Europe...

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Criminal justice and drug policy conference in Chisinau

5 December 2017 Chisinau

Delegates at the international conference on ‘Rehabilitative approaches to drug dependent prisoners’, held in Chisinau, 29-30 November 2017, called for a deepening of professional exchanges in the field of drug dependence treatment and prevention in prisons. More than 100 prison managers, policy...

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First prison-based therapeutic community in Republic of Moldova

5 December 2017 Moldova

The first prison-based therapeutic community in Pruncul prison in the Republic of Moldova was opened on 29 November 2017. “This ambitious and noble project will be a further successful and much needed drug dependence treatment programme in the Moldovan prison system”, said the Moldovan Deputy...

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Regional conference on strategies and tools for ethics and transparency at local levels

On 6-7 December 2017, a regional conference will be organised under the joint Council of Europe/EU project "Strengthening institutional frameworks for local governance" in Tbilisi, Georgia. The conference will bring together around 100 mayors and local elected representatives from Armenia,...

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How have we strengthened integrity and fought corruption in higher education in Armenia?

1 December 2017 Yerevan

What has been the impact of our project “Strengthening integrity and combatting corruption in higher education in Armenia”? What have we achieved? We have helped grantee organisations develop public awareness strategies and communication campaigns to prevent corruption in higher education and...

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Improving election dispute resolution in Ukraine

30 November 2017 Kyiv

On 28 November 2017, the Seminar for judges of local administrative courts and administrative courts of appeal on “Election dispute resolution: international standards, European Court of Human Rights case law, national practice in Ukraine” was held in Kyiv. The seminar was organised by the...

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Promoting education for democratic citizenship and human rights education in Eastern Partnership Countries: discussion on project results

Tbilisi 28 November 2017

What has been achieved after the implementation of the Joint Programme on Promoting Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (EDC/HRE) in Eastern Partnership countries? A conference took place on 21-22 November in Tbilisi, Georgia with the aim to bring together educational...

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How can women's political empowerment be supported in Armenia?

28 November 2017 Yerevan

A round table entitled “Women’s voice and leadership in politics: Armenian perspective” was organised as part of the Partnership for Good Governance Programme co-funded by the European Union and Council of Europe, in cooperation with the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and civil...

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Supreme Court of Georgia learns about the most recent landmark case-law of the European Court of Human Rights

27 November 2017 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe and European Union, with involvement of international and national consultants, organised a two-day seminar for the Supreme Court of Georgia on 17-18 November 2017. The purpose of the seminar was to support Supreme Court in its new capacity to examine compliance of the...

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Ukraine - Electoral training dedicated to election dispute resolution

24 November 2017 Kyiv

On 28 November, a seminar for national administrative judges on “Election dispute resolution: international standards, the European Court of Human Rights case law and national court practice in Ukraine” will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine. The main aim of the seminar is to discuss problems which...

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Methodological training of trainers for the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan

20 November 2017 Baku

On 26-27 October 2017, the Council of Europe organized a two-day methodological training of trainers (refresher course) for the certified trainers of the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan. The aim of the refresher training course was to introduce participants to various adult training...

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Study visit of Azerbaijan judge candidates to Strasbourg

20 November 2017 Strasbourg

On 2-3 November 2017, the Council of Europe organized a study visit to Strasbourg for a group of 31 judge candidates undergoing pre-service training program that is a part of judicial selection process steered by the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan. The programme of the study visit allowed the...

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Moldovan authorities expand their knowledge on European social rights

20 November 2017 Chisinau

On 14 November 2017, the Council of Europe organised a training course on the European Social Charter (revised) legal standards for the staff and members of the Council for Prevention and Elimination of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality and for the staff of the Ombudsperson Office. The...

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Training programme for the Executive Committee of the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia

15 November 2017 Chisinau

On 9-10 November, the Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform, DG-II Democracy, through the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau, organised an off the job training for the management of the Executive Committee of the Autonomous Territorial Unit of Gagauzia and its subordinate units. The...

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Presentation of Council of Europe materials for legal professionals in Belarus

10 November 2017 Minsk

On 2 November 2017, the Council of Europe and the European Union, in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, held an event “Law of the European Convention on human rights: presentation of the Council of Europe materials for legal professionals of the Republic of Belarus”....

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