Promotion of tolerance and equality is responsibility of every citizen of Serbia

17 September 2019 Belgrade

Combating intolerance and promotion of equality were discussed today in Belgrade by the representatives of the Government of Serbia, Parliaments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, France and Serbia, representatives of the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) as well as the...

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First Steering Committee meeting of the “Strengthening the quality and efficiency of justice in Kosovo*” Action held in Pristina

16 September 2019 Pristina

The First Steering Committee meeting of the “Strengthening the quality and efficiency of justice in Kosovo” (KoSEJ II) Action took place on 11 September 2019 at the Council of Europe Office in Pristina. Members and observers had the opportunity to discuss thoroughly key aspects of the Action...

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Working group meeting on drafting the National Strategy for the Development of the Penitentiary System in North Macedonia

13 September 2019 Skopje

A working group meeting on drafting the new National Strategy for the Development of the Penitentiary System in North Macedonia took place on 12-13 September 2019 in Skopje. The working group members shared their experience on the implementation of the current National Strategy (2015-2019),...

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Call for tender: consultancy services on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Serbia

11 September 2019 Belgrade, Sarajevo and Skopje

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II, the Council of Europe is launching a Call for Tenders for the provision of consultancy services in the area of preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and...

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First Advisory Board meeting of the new Quality Education for All Action held in Sarajevo

5 September 2019 Sarajevo

The first Advisory Board meeting of the new Horizontal Facility II Action “Quality Education for All” was held in Sarajevo on 4 September 2019. The meeting was opened by Krassimir Nikolov, Head of Section for European Integration, Political, Press and Information of Delegation of the European...

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Call for tenders: consultancy services - “Quality Education for All” in Bosnia and Herzegovina

10 September 2019 Sarajevo

The Council of Europe has published Call for tender for the provision of consultancy services based on international standards in relation to the implementation of the joint European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility II “Quality Education for All” Action in Bosnia and Herzegovina....

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Call for tender: consultancy services on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Serbia

10 September 2019 Belgrade

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II, the Council of Europe is looking for Providers for the provision of consultancy services to be requested by the Council on an as needed basis, in order to support the...

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Call for tenders: consultancy services - “Quality Education for All (Quality ED – Serbia)” in Serbia

9 September 2019 Belgrade

The Council of Europe has published Call for tenders for the provision of consultancy services based on national and international standards in relation to the implementation of the joint European Union/Council of Europe “Quality Education for All (Quality ED – Serbia)” project in Serbia....

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Call for tender: consultancy services on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina

6 September 2019 Sarajevo

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II, the Council of Europe is looking for Providers for the provision of consultancy services to be requested by the Council on an as needed basis, in order to support the...

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Sarajevo film festival screens documentary on minorities

18 August 2019 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 18 August, a Council of Europe and European Union documentary will be screened during the Sarajevo Film Festival. The documentary, “When we are fewer” gives an overview of the life of national minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It looks at the lives of different members of national...

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Successful finalisation of the human rights legal course for law students in Tirana and Durrës

29 May 2019 Tirana and Durrës

Over 500 Albanian students have successfully completed the human rights course on application of the European Convention on Human Rights. The course was implemented during the second semester of Bachelor and Master Programme students in Tirana and Durrës law faculties (in March-April 2019). The...

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Final Steering Committee Meeting of the Action “Accountability of the Judicial System in Montenegro”

16 May 2019 Podgorica

The fifth and final Steering Committee meeting for the Horizontal Facility Action “Accountability of the Judicial System” took place on 16 May 2019 in Podgorica. The meeting gathered the representatives of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro and of the Council of Europe, together...

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Ethical counselling visits to the basic courts in Montenegro

28 May 2019 Niksic, Berane, Bar

Three counselling visits of the members of the Ethical committee of the Judicial Council to the Basic Courts in Nikšić, Basic Court in Berane and Basic Court in Bar were organised in January, March and April 2019, respectively. Besides presentation of the work of the Ethical committee and role of...

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Montenegrin law students visit the Council of Europe institutions

15-16 May 2019 Strasbourg

Upon successful completion of the legal clinic on Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the Convention), 10 students participated in a study visit to the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) on 15 and 16 May 2019. The Action “Fighting ill-treatment...

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Visit to Strasbourg – for better protection of the rights of national minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

9 May 2019 Strasbourg

The members of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Council of National Minorities and Secretariat of the Joint Commission for Human Rights of the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in the study visit to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on 9th May 2019. The visit provided an opportunity...

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Prison and police professionals complimented the successful implementation of the Horizontal Facility Action in Bosnia and Herzegovina

24 May 2019 Sarajevo

Successful implementation of the Horizontal Facility Action “Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, was acknowledged at the final meeting of the Steering Committee held on 22 May 2019 in Sarajevo. This Action was co-funded by the European...

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Presentation of the Analysis of the penal policies in the area of domestic violence

24 May 2019 Podgorica

With the aim of addressing the issues related to harmonisation of penal policies in the area of gender-based violence cases, the Action “Fighting ill-treatment and impunity and enhancing the application of the European human rights case law on national level” has developed a comprehensive...

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Successful finalisation of the human rights legal course for law students

24 May 2019 Podgorica

The second generation of law students in Montenegro has successfully completed the human rights course on application of the European Convention on Human Rights. On 8 May 2019, the simulation of a Strasbourg Court trial was organised to mark its successful completion. The course was implemented...

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Study visit to Berlin: Good practices in functioning of the minority representation bodies

22 May 2019 Berlin

Between 12th and 14th May 2019, the representatives of the Minority Co-ordination Group took part in a study visit to Berlin, organised under the project "Strengthening the protection of national minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina". The purpose of this study visit was to exchange experiences...

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Another step taken towards reinforcement of the judicial dialogue at the national level

20 May 2019 Podgorica

Stemming from the conclusions and recommendations provided in the Analysis concerning the legal effects of the Constitutional Court’s decisions, developed under the Action, further steps are taken to reinforce the dialogue between the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court of Montenegro. On 22...

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