Study visit on sharing inter-municipal co-operation experience

3 July 2017 Bilbao

A delegation of representatives of central and local public authorities from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Belarus participated in a study visit in Bilbao (Spain) on 26-28 June 2017. The participants were acquainted with the Spanish experience in developing inter-municipal co-operation (IMC),...

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Training of Trainers on Right to Private life and Protection of Data

3 July 2017 Kakheti Region

On 27-28 June 2017 the Council of Europe (CoE) and the European Union (EU) organised a two-day training of trainers (ToT) for lawyers on Right to Private life and Protection of Data. The training programme was developed based on existing course on Data Protection available at HELP Platform. The...

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Workshop on effective parliamentary oversight on execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights by the government

3 July 2017 Tbilisi

On 1 July 2017 the European Union (EU) and the Council of Europe (CoE) in co-operation with Legal Issues Committee of the Parliament of Georgia organised a workshop on “Effective parliamentary oversight on execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) by the government”....

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Enhancing accountability and transparency in curriculum development and student assessment

3 July 2017 Yerevan

How can you enhance accountability and transparency in curriculum development and student assessment? Management and academic staff from 12 Armenian Higher Education Institutions participated in two trainings of teachers on 19-20 June and 21-22 June in Armenia. These trainings focused on...

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

30 June 2017 Tbilisi

Within European Union (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) will organise the workshop on international standards related to media monitoring...

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Result of Community of Practice on local democracy in the Eastern Partnership

30 June 2017 Kyiv

The Presidents of the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG), Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova (CALM) and the Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC), signed a Memorandum of Understanding for strengthened co-operation between their associations on 29 June in Kyiv....

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Roundtable on prison healthcare legislation in Armenia

29 June 2017 Yerevan

A roundtable to present and discuss the legislative package on prison healthcare in Armenia took place on 23 June 2017, in Yerevan bringing together fifteen high-level representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Penitentiary Department, Ministry of Health, Ombudsman Office and members of Public...

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Local Finance Benchmarking workshop and Inter-municipal Cooperation meetings

29 June 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 was adjusted to local needs in 2016 and the II phase of piloting was done in the first half of...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: regional Bars cooperation continued

29 June 2017 Chișinău

On 6-10 June 2017, a delegation of Gdansk lawyers visited the Southern Regional Bar in Cahul and the Moldovan Bar Association in Chisinau. The peer-to-peer exchange included challenges faced by the profession of lawyer in young democracies and ways to overcome them, the importance of an effective...

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The Moldovan Young Lawyers Association became a member of the European Young Bar Association

29 June 2017 Chișinău

On 19 May 2017 the Moldovan Young Lawyers Association became a member of the European Young Bar Association . The membership in the European Association of young lawyers is an important milestone reached by the Moldovan Young Bar. In the words of its president, Mr Vadim Vieru, the membership in...

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Training on Communication with Persons with Disabilities for prosecutors

28 June 2017 Tbilisi

On 20-22 June 2017 the Council of Europe (CoE) and the European Union (UE) organised a three-day training for prosecutors on Communication with Persons with Disabilities (PWD). The aim of the training was to improve prosecutors’ communication skills with people with disabilities and formulate the...

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Training on Investigation methods of torture and ill-treatment

28 June 2017 Tbilisi

On 20-21 June 2017 the Council of Europe (CoE) and the European Union (EU) organised a two-day training for prosecutors on Investigation methods of ill-treatment and torture. The aim of the activity was to increase awareness of prosecutors on identification traces of ill-treatment, collection and...

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Training on Jury Trial for prosecutors

28 June 2017 Tbilisi

Within the continuous support that Council of Europe (CoE) and European Union (EU) are providing to Georgian judiciary in introduction and functioning of Jury Trial, a two day training on European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) standards has been organised on 20-21 June for prosecutors. The aim...

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Training for judges and judicial servants of Armenia

27 June 2017 Yerevan

On 23-24 June 2017 32 judges and judicial servants of Armenia improved their knowledge and skills on Article 3 of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and case-law of the ECtHR. The seminar aimed at strengthening the capacity of the judiciary to apply Article 3 of the ECHR in national...

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Study visits of Azerbaijani judge candidates

26 June 2017 Strasbourg

On 6-7 June and 21-22 June 2017, the Council of Europe organised two study visits to Strasbourg for a group of 63 judge candidates undergoing the preparatory training phase of the judicial selection process at the Academy of Justice of Azerbaijan. The study visits aimed to provide the judge...

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Pilot training on Hate Crime for judges

21 June 2017 Tbilisi

As a follow-up of the Training of Trainers on Hate Crime conducted for Judges in April 2017, on 19-20 June 2017 Council of Europe (CoE) and European Union (EU) organised a two-day pilot training on the same topic for judges. The aim of the activity was to improve training skills of local trainees...

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Public stakeholder meeting on Non-Discrimination and Equality

20 June 2017 Chisinau

Stakeholders’ Meeting on supporting the setting-up of the Consultative Council to the Equality Council and Public Presentation of the National Communication Strategy for Prevention of Discrimination and Ensuring Equality took place on 16 of June in Chisinau. 75 participants representing more than...

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Training on Fair Trial standards for lawyers

20 June 2017 Tbilisi

On 14-15 June 2017 Council of Europe (CoE), within the EU funded project, organised a two-day training for lawyers on Fair Trial Standards. The training was aimed at increasing awareness of lawyers on topics such as access to legal assistance during interrogation, plea bargaining, double...

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Presentation of anti-discrimination standards to Georgian lawyers

20 June 2017 Tbilisi

The Council of Europe continues series of trainings for legal professional in Georgia on Anti-Discrimination standards under European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on 6-7 June 2017, within the EU funded project, organised a two-day training for lawyers. The training was delivered by national and...

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Training on advancing legal writing and research skills

20 June 2017 Tbilisi

On 2-3 June 2017, Council of Europe (CoE) and EU organised a two-days training for the staff of analytical department of the Supreme Court of Georgia, High Council of Justice, High School of Justice, Tbilisi City Court and Tbilisi Appellate l Court on the Legal Research and Legal Analysis. The...

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