Call for tenders: awareness raising on availability of the free legal aid for victims of gender-based violence, trafficking in human beings and members of marginalised groups in Montenegro

29 May 2020 Podgorica

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022" and its action on "Improved procedural safeguards in judicial proceedings in Montenegro", the Council of Europe initiates a call, for the provision of...

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New online courses on trafficking in human beings open in Bosnia and Herzegovina

28 May 2020 Sarajevo

Trafficking in human beings (THB), violations of human rights and the deprivation of human freedoms, dignity and integrity of individuals, despite being one of the major problems of our time, fails to receive the necessary attention and effective responses it deserves. European Union and Council...

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Legal clinics in law faculties in Montenegro to be established in September

28 May 2020 Podgorica

Building upon the results achieved during the Horizontal Facility phase I, the action on “Improved procedural safeguards in judicial proceedings in Montenegro” continues with building the capacities of the law faculties in Montenegro to integrate the practical human rights education into the...

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Methodology and recommendations developed for evaluation and impact assessment of human rights trainings

28 May 2020 Western Balkans

Aiming at improving the quality of the justice system in the Western Balkans region, a sustainable methodology and detailed recommendations for evaluation and impact assessment of human rights trainings were developed under the regional action “Judicial training institutes for Quality and...

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Assessing the shortcomings in the provision of Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings in North Macedonia

27 May 2020 Skopje

In the process of assessing the shortcomings in the provision of Legal Aid in Criminal Proceedings in North Macedonia, a series of remote interviews with relevant interlocutors (private and ex officio lawyers, judge, public prosecutor, representatives of the Ministry of Justice, custody officer...

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Lawyers in North Macedonia join the Anti-Trafficking HELP Course

26 May 2020 Skopje

In cooperation with the Bar Association of North Macedonia, the EU and Council of Europe action on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in North Macedonia launched the online course on combating trafficking in human beings for legal practitioners to improve their understanding of...

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First online training needs assessment survey in Kosovo*

25 May 2020 Pristina

The director of the Justice Academy of Kosovo and the heads of the initial and continuous training programmes held on 23 May an online meeting with the European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) expert, Marina Naumovska, to prepare the implementation of a training needs assessment...

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Fostering democratic school culture online: lessons plans for teachers in Bosnia and Herzegovina

22 May 2020 Sarajevo

With COVID-19 crisis, the classrooms have become virtual places of learning and fostering a democratic school culture is equally important in an online teaching environment, while innovative approaches are more important than ever. With that aim, the action on Quality education for all in Bosnia...

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Support to freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Albania: Grant agreements signed with Albanian partners

20 May 2020 Tirana

The joint EU/Council of Europe Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Albania (JUFREX)” will be collaborating through grants with four Albanian partners: the School of Magistrates, the Bar Association, the Albanian Media Council, and Res Publica. The Action under the...

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First grant signed under the regional action on addressing radicalisation in the Western Balkans

20 May 2020 Pristina

The first grant for the organisation of local inter-agency co-ordination forums on enhancing the management and rehabilitation of violent extremist prisoners has been signed with regards to Kosovo*. The recipient of the grant, the Kosovo Correctional Service (KCS), confirmed their commitment...

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Youngest and the world of media

19 May 2020 Belgrade

Children are surrounded by the media from their birth – media and communication platforms and content are part of their environment, their family life, their fun and play time, their learning habits and social skills development. Children are active users of the media; they react to them and...

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Call for tenders: provision of consultancy services to support the implementation of the action on “Fostering a comprehensive institutional response to violence against women and domestic violence in Turkey”

1 May 2020 Ankara

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022" and its action on “Fostering a comprehensive institutional response to violence against women and domestic violence in Turkey”, the Council of Europe...

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The first online regional teacher training held

18 May 2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia

The fact that face to face training cannot be held for safety reasons should not hinder our professional development. Luckily, we live in an era when modern technology makes it possible to stay at home and still learn and grow. With this in mind, the Quality education for all action in Serbia...

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Practical resources for teachers now available in Serbian

14 May 2020 Belgrade

The way we teach these days has substantially changed in the last few months. Even though teaching from the comfort of one’s home might seem easy, both teachers and students face certain difficulties and challenges. Maintaining and fostering a democratic school culture is equally important in an...

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COVID-19 and support to LGBTI community in Bosnia and Herzegovina

16 May 2020 Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 17 May we mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia – IDAHOT, which has been celebrated in Bosnia and Herzegovina for several years now through a series of public events that pointed out the problems faced by the members of the LGBTI community on a daily basic....

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Steering Committee meeting for the action on education in Montenegro held online

14 May 2020 Podgorica

The second Steering Committee meeting for the action “Quality Education for All” took place on 5 May 2020 via video conference. The meeting provided a unique opportunity for all Committee members coming from the Ministry of Education, University of Montenegro, Bureau for Education Services,...

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Safety Advisory provided to local journalists in Kosovo*

12 May 2020 Pristina

In this time of pandemic, journalists have a fundamental role in keeping the public informed about the COVID19 risks and governments’ efforts to combat it, despite their challenges they face, and attempts by authorities to restrict independent reporting and access to information. To address this,...

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Support to the prison system of North Macedonia to combat the COVID-19 pandemic

11 May Skopje

In response to the emergency of COVID-19 crisis and to the need of providing urgent support to inmates and prison staff, on 11 May 2020 a total of 30 distance thermometers were handed over to the Directorate for Execution of Sanctions, while a second delivery of 850 pieces of disinfecting agents...

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Call for tenders: provision of consultancy services to support the implementation of the action on “Strengthening the human rights protection of asylum seekers, migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey”

12 May 2020 Ankara

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022" and its action on “Strengthening the human rights protection of asylum seekers, migrants and victims of human trafficking in Turkey”, the Council of...

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Prison staff in Serbia equipped with the Basic screening tool for identification of violent extremist behaviour

12 May 2020 Belgrade

Notwithstanding the challenges that COVID-19 outbreak imposed on the everyday professional life of the prison authorities, a Working Group composed of representatives of Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Internal Affairs, prison management and prison staff in Serbia developed a Basic Screening...

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