More women in politics means less men in politics

10 November 2017 Baku

“The message to women is clear, but what is the message to men?” was one of the emerging questions during a lively and open discussion amongst representatives from local and national authorities, political parties, civil society organisations and media, during the presentation of the Azerbaijani...

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New tool for training judges and prosecutors on gender equality and women’s access to justice

10 November 2017 Strasbourg

The Training Manual for Judges and Prosecutors on Ensuring Women's Access to Justice is a new and comprehensive tool for the training of legal professionals. Developed under the project “Improving Women’s Access to Justice in the Eastern Partnership Countries”, it has been elaborated in...

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Results of European projects for Ukraine were presented in Kyiv

10 November 2017 Kyiv

Today, the Council of Europe and the European Union have presented to media in Kyiv the results of their projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including Ukraine. The five country-specific projects carried out in Ukraine under the Partnership for Good Governance in 2015-2017, focused on...

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Country studies on women’s access to justice in the Eastern Partnership countries

10 November 2017 Strasbourg

The five Country Studies on Barriers, Remedies and Good Practices for Women’s Access to Justice in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine map the main gender-specific barriers women experience when accessing justice in the Eastern Partnership countries. The studies...

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Results of joint European projects for Belarus were presented in Minsk

9 November 2017 Minsk

From 2015 to 2017, the European Union and the Council of Europe have been conducting three country-specific projects in Belarus. The results of these projects with a total budget of 200,000 Euros have been presented to media in Minsk today. Belarus has also participated in the 14 regional...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Council of Europe and European Union to present results of projects for Ukraine on penitentiary reform, freedom of media, fighting corruption

7 November 2017 Kyiv

On Friday, 10 November, the Council of Europe and the European Union will present to media in Kyiv the results of their projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including Ukraine. The five country-specific projects carried out in Ukraine under the Partnership for Good Governance[1] in...

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Cooperation with global service providers enhanced through regional cyber forum in Bulgaria

6 November 2017 Sofia

More than 300 cyber security experts from public and private sector, representatives of leading ICT companies, financial organisations, banks, pharmaceutical industry, logistics, energy and utility companies, NGOs, academia, law enforcement officials from over 20 countries, international...

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Seminar on electoral dispute resolution in the Republic of Moldova

6 November 2017 Chisinau

The Venice Commission organised a seminar on electoral dispute resolution in cooperation with the Central Electoral Commission Moldova (CEC), Centre for Continuous Electoral Training, and with the National Institute of Justice of Moldova. The first day of the seminar was for judges and CEC...

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The Venice Commission visits Moldova to prepare an opinion on party and campaign financing

6 November 2017 Chisinau

A delegation of the Venice Commission met with the Moldovan authorities and other stakeholders in the framework of the preparation of the Opinion on party and campaign financing which was carried out on 17-18 October, jointly with the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe's Office...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Council of Europe and European Union to present results of projects for Belarus

3 November 2017 Minsk

On Thursday, 9 November, the Council of Europe and European Union will present in Minsk the results of projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including Belarus The three country-specific projects carried out in in Belarus under the Partnership for Good Governance[1] in 2015-2017 are funded...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Council of Europe and European Union to present results of projects for the Republic of Moldova on fighting discrimination, the digital agenda, strengthening the judicial system and elections

3 November 2017 Chisinau

On Tuesday, 7 November, the Council of Europe and European Union will present to media in Chisinau the results of projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including the Republic of Moldova. There are four projects carried out in the country under the Partnership for Good Governance[1] in...

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PRESS RELEASE

Results of Council of Europe/European Union joint projects in Georgia

3 November 2017 Tbilisi

Today, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and the Council of Europe have presented the results of their eight joint projects in Georgia conducted in 2015-2017 with a total budget of 3.7 million euros, funded by the EU (90%) and Council of Europe (10%) and implemented by the Council...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and the Council of Europe will present results of their joint projects carried out in Georgia in 2015 - 2017

30 October 2017 Tbilisi

On Friday, 3 November, the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia and the Council of Europe will present to the media the results of their joint projects in Georgia. Eight projects have been carried out in Georgia in 2015-2017 with a total budget of 3.7 million euros, funded by the EU (90%)...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Council of Europe and European Union to present results of projects for journalists, judiciary, administration and legal professionals in Azerbaijan

26 October 2017 Baku

On Tuesday, 31 October, the Council of Europe and European Union will present to the media in Baku the results of projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including Azerbaijan. The four projects carried out in Azerbaijan under the Partnership for Good Governance[1] in 2015-2017 focused on...

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"Competences for Democratic Culture" training seminar for curricula developers held in the Republic of Moldova

23 October 2017 Chisinau

How can competences for democratic culture be integrated in the national system of secondary education? This was the specific focus of a training seminar on “Competences for Democratic Culture in the System of Secondary Education in the Republic of Moldova” that took place in Chisinau on 15-18...

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Azerbaijani judge candidates trained on Council of Europe standards on freedom of expression

17 october 2017 baku

Two half-day training sessions on some aspects of freedom of expression took place on 11 October 2017 in Baku. Participants were judge candidates undergoing the preparatory training phase of the judicial selection process at the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan. The sessions were an useful...

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Update of procedural legislation and public-private cooperation studies in the Eastern Partnership region

16 October 2017 Baku

Meetings with criminal justice institutions, regulatory authorities and Internet service providers in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 12-13 October 2017, has opened the series of follow-up visits to Eastern Partnership states, which aim to update two studies developed previously by the Council of Europe:...

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Armenia - Role of the Constitutional Courts in Overcoming Constitutional Conflicts

16 October 2017 Yerevan

On 19-21 October, the Constitutional Court of Armenia and the Conference of Constitutional Control Organs of the Countries of New Democracy are organising an international conference on "The Role of the Constitutional Courts in Overcoming Constitutional Conflicts". Vice-President of the Venice...

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Call for participants "Winterschool on New Voting Technologies"

13 October 2017 Strasbourg

We are currently preparing a training on New Voting Technologies (NVT) for electoral stakeholders in Eastern Partnership countries. The seminar aims to create a common understanding and knowledge about what exactly are new voting technologies and how can they increase trust in the electoral...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: presentation to the press of the results of projects for Armenian judiciary, law enforcement and academia

13 October 2017 Yerevan

On Tuesday, 17 October, the Council of Europe and European Union will present to media in Yerevan the results of projects for Eastern Partnership countries, including Armenia. The four projects carried out in Armenia under the Partnership for Good Governance[1] in 2015-2017, with a budget of 2.4...

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