Assessment meetings on Inter-municipal co-operation for Solid Waste Management

28 July 2017 Adjara

The Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform within the Good Governance Division, DG-II of the Council of Europe is organising a series of meetings on the technical assessment of inter-municipal co-operation for Solid Waste Management (SWM) in Adjara, Georgia. The meetings will take place...

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First training programme for psychiatric nurses in Georgia

27 July 2017 Tbilisi

The European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe (CoE) are assisting the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia (MoC) in the training of psychiatric nurses on main principles of mental health nursing. Between June and July 2017, 15 psychiatric nurses were trained based on a program developed by CoE...

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Executive Committee of Gagauzia trained on records management and legal drafting

26 July 2017 Gagauzia

The Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform within the Good Governance Division, DG-II, through the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau, organised two capacity-building trainings for the personnel of the Executive Committee of ATU Gagauzia on 21-22 and 21-22 July, at Vadul lui Voda town,...

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Training for advocates in Ganja city

25 JULY 2017 BAKU

On 19-20 July 2017 the Council of Europe organized a two-day training seminar for advocates on Article 2 (Right to life) and Article 5 (Right to liberty and security) of the European Convention on Human Rights in Ganja city. The event was implemented in cooperation with the Academy of Justice and...

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Academic integrity hackathon

24 July 2017 Yerevan

During a challenging but fun weekend, 45 enquiring minds from all over Armenia stood-up to the challenge of ‘hacking’ corruption and increasing integrity in higher education with creative ideas and unconventional communication tools. Short film about the academic hackathon activity The Apella...

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Presentation of the Prison Management Manual

21 July 2017 Chernihiv

The Council of Europe presented the Prison Management Manual (the Manual), developed under the project “Support for penitentiary reform in Ukraine”, in Chernihiv, at the Chernihiv Penitentiary Academy and in Bila Tserkva, at the Penitentiary In-Service Training Centre on 10 and 11 May 2017. The...

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Moldovan election stakeholders visit to Georgia

21 July 2017 Chisinau

A Delegation of representatives of the Central Electoral Commission of Moldova, Centre for Continuous Electoral Training (CICDE) and the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova conducted a study visit to Georgia on 12-16 June 2017. The study visit was focused on learning the experience of the...

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Local finance benchmarking workshop

20 July 2017 Yerevan

The Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform within Good Governance Division, DG-II launched local finance benchmarking activity in Armenia in 2015. As a result the Council of Europe toolkit has been adjusted to local needs in 2016 and the II phase of piloting has been carried out in first...

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Training seminar on Internet and Human Rights for journalists in Baku

20 July 2017 Baku

One-day training seminar on Internet and Human Rights within the framework of the Council of Europe / European Union Joint Project “Freedom of expression and media freedom in Azerbaijan”, implemented under the CoE / EU Programme Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) took place on 19 July 2017...

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Study Visit to the Danish Prison and Probation Service

20 July 2017 Copenhagen

A study visit to Copenhagen, Denmark for representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Penitentiary Department of the Ministry of Justice, Human Rights Defender’s Office of the Republic of Armenia and "Social justice" NGO took place on 27-30 June 2017. The Armenian delegation visited the...

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Prisons Free of Suicide Cases

18 July 2017 Tbilisi

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

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Cascade seminars on prison healthcare

18 July 2017 Yerevan

With the aim to enhance the capacities of penitentiary medical and non-medical staff, two rounds of cascade seminars were held from January to June 2017 (18 weeks), on the basis of training modules prepared by project experts on: 1. Medical Ethics and Human Rights for medical and non-medical...

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Regional Conference 2017 “Money in Politics”

18 July 2017 Tbilisi

Much has been achieved in the last twenty years to regulate and control who funds political parties and election campaigns, transparency has increased and accountability was strengthened. Of the recommendations issued by the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) of Council of Europe in the...

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Post electoral conference as an important opportunity for dialog

17 July 2017 Yerevan

On 6 December 2015 Armenia adopted amendments to the constitution by a referendum and moved from a semi-presidential to a parliamentary regime. Based on the requirement of the electoral system as introduced by these amendments the new Electoral Code was adopted on 25 May 2016 with 102 votes in...

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New e-learning course for domestic observers

17 July 2017 Strasbourg

Within the framework of the Partnership for Good Governance with the European Union, the Electoral Assistance Division of the Council of Europe launches its new e-learning course for domestic observers. This course is composed of six training modules, which contain the main elements to lead...

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Training on managing prisoners with mental health problems

13 July 2017 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe and the European Union organised 1-day training sessions for 7 groups of medical and non-medical personnel of the penitentiary system, on managing prisoners with mental health problems, between 26 June and 3 July 2017. In total, up to 158 participants from different prisons...

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Training of Trainers on Human Rights training methodology

12 July 2017 Dilijan

On 7-9 July 2017, 25 trainers of the Justice Academy improved their knowledge and skills on human rights training methodology. The training of trainers (ToT) aimed at strengthening the capacity of the Justice Academy to deliver human rights courses prepared with the support of the project. During...

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Five initiatives on inter-municipal co-operation to be implemented in Armenia, Georgia and Moldova

11 July 2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe, through the Center of Expertise for Local Government Reform, The Directorate General of Democracy, awarded five grants on inter-municipal co-operation in Armenia, Georgia and Moldova. The projects seek to improve the provision of several public services - waste management,...

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Training of prison psychologists

6 July 2017 Yerevan

Training for fifteen prison psychologists, including eight women, from eleven penitentiary institutions in Armenia was held from 21 to 24 June 2017 in Yerevan, in cooperation with the RA Ministry of Justice and the Association of Psychoanalysts of Armenia. The aim of the training was to...

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Workshop on international standards related to media monitoring during pre-election campaign

6 July 2017 Tbilisi

Within EU funded project on “Promoting freedom, professionalism and pluralism of the media” the Council of Europe (CoE) in cooperation with the Georgian National Communications Commission (GNCC) organised a two-day workshop on international standards related to media monitoring during...

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