Civil society organisations working on women's rights came together on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2022 Ankara

Domestic violence against women is a human rights violation that knows no geographical, age, race or class boundaries. The European Union and the Council of Europe’s joint actions “Fostering women’s access to justice in Turkey” and “ROMACTED-II Promoting Good Governance and Roma Empowerment at...

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Training on strategic litigation for women’s rights

21 - 22 November 2022 Ankara

Legal aid and assistance play a vital role in eliminating the barriers and supporting women to exercise their rights as equal citizens. In this respect, the European Union and the Council of Europe’s joint action on “Fostering women’s access to justice in Turkey” has organised a two-day training...

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Albanian authorities supported in addressing the segregation of Roma children in education institutions

22 November 2022 Korça

Representatives from local and central institutions, were part of the co-ordination meeting organised in Korça with the support of the EU and Council of Europe, to discuss concrete measures for the inclusion of Roma and Egyptian children in education. The event was organised in view of a recent...

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Call for tenders: Purchase of printers for the Ministry of Justice of North Macedonia

24 November 2022 North Macedonia

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Council of Europe is currently implementing the action on Supporting enhanced access to higher quality free legal aid (FLA) services in North...

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Ministry of Education of Serbia established a network of external advisors on democratic school culture

16 - 18 November 2022 Vrnjacka Banja

Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia has established an external network of advisors on democratic school culture that will deliver a number of trainings for education professionals and teachers in their school districts and serve as focal points on the topic. The first working meeting...

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The European Union and the Council of Europe supported the 26th generation of the Human Rights School in Montenegro, this year with a focus on hate speech

22 November 2022 Montenegro

"My expectations from the School were over met. It was very educational and interactive with great lecturers“. By these words, one participant described his impressions about the participation in the 26th generation of the Human Rights School organised by the partner NGO Centre for Civic...

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Albanian Training Center for Prison staff receives technical equipment to deliver online trainings

18 November 2022 Tirana

Some 4500 prison staff are anticipated to benefit from the delivery of online initial and continuous trainings, following the donation of the technical equipment to the Training Center for Prison staff located at the Directorate General of Prison Administration of Albania. At the launching event...

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Law on access to state compensation for victims of human trafficking adopted in North Macedonia

16 November 2022 Skopje

The Parliament of North Macedonia adopted the Law on State Compensation for Victims of Violent Crimes (the Law). The EU and Council of Europe joint action “Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking in North Macedonia” continuously supported the Ministry of Justice to prepare this Law since 2017,...

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Strengthening capacities of the Judicial Training Centre to deliver training on procedural safeguards

25 - 26 October 2022 Budva

A training of trainers on procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings was organised in Budva, with the aim to strengthen the capacities of domestic trainers (judges and prosecutors) to deliver training on procedural rights and to ensure their short-term and long-term evaluation. The training...

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Round table on revisions of the Criminal Procedure Code took place in Montenegro

8 - 9 September 2022 Petrovac

A round table was organised in Petrovac with the aim to finalise the draft amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code and further align them with the EU legislation (transposition of EU directives), and the relevant case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) concerning procedural...

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North Macedonia’s medical and other prison staff trained on mental healthcare provision

16-17 November 2022 North Macedonia

Eight doctors and medical personnel, alongside with ten prison officers working in six penitentiary institutions in North Macedonia enhanced their knowledge on mental healthcare management in prisons. This two-day session took place on 16-17 November 2022 in Skopje – the first ever such training...

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Workshop on revised audio-visual media services directive and a working visit organised in Zagreb

8 - 10 November 2022 Zagreb

Under the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Serbia (JUFREX 2)” a workshop on audio-visual media services directive (AVMSD) was organised for the employees of the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media in Serbia (REM). The workshop,...

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Joint meeting held between education institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia

14 November 2022 Zlatibor

A joint meeting between the pedagogical institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and state educational institutions of the Republic of Serbia took place on 9 November 2022 in Zlatibor. The activity was organised in the framework of the “Quality education for all” actions from Bosnia and Herzegovina...

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Kindergarten teachers prepared to recognise signs of child trafficking in North Macedonia

9-10 November 2022 Skopje

In 2021 and 2022, the Macedonian authorities have identified 13 child victims of human trafficking, subjected to sexual exploitation, forced marriage and begging. Being the victim of trafficking can have serious long-term effects on children and youth, causing them to drop out of school,...

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Peer-to-Peer international workshop with the Kosovo Judicial Council and the High Judicial Council of Albania on shared challenges concerning the efficiency and quality of justice

8 November 2022 Tirana

Members of the Kosovo Judicial Council and the High Judicial Council of Albania met in Tirana to discuss shared challenges concerning the functioning of their respective justice systems as well as the support that CEPEJ could provide in the coming years as a continuation of the CEPEJ co-operation...

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Regional workshop on accountability and professionalism of public bailiffs held in Montenegro

3 - 4 November 2022 Budva, Montenegro

A regional workshop dedicated to accountability and professionalism of public bailiffs was organised in Budva in co-operation with the Judicial Training Centre of Montenegro, Chamber of Public Bailiffs of Montenegro and the Centre for International legal Cooperation (CILC) from the Netherlands,...

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Risk Assessment of Terrorist Financing Through the non-profit organisations sector in Montenegro launched

29 - 30 September 2022 Podgorica

The joint European Union and Council of Europe Action against economic crime in Montenegro shared in Podgorica and before the relevant stakeholders in Montenegro, the Council of Europe’s methodology produced by the Economic Crime and Co-operation Division for the assessment of terrorist financing...

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Supporting Montenegrin authorities towards stronger framework for asset declarations and prevention of conflict of interest

23 September 2022 Podgorica

Montenegrin institutions and representatives of civil society organisations joined the “Round table on the Law on Prevention of Corruption: asset declarations and prevention of conflict of interest”, organised on 23 September 2022 in Podgorica, Montenegro. To inform the Roundtable discussions,...

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The Agency for the Prevention of Corruption in Montenegro equipped with an agreed strategic framework for communication

5 - 6 September 2022 Podgorica

Representatives of all departments of the Agency for Prevention of Corruption have worked together to finalise the strategic framework for communication of the Agency in a two-day Workshop convened by the Action against economic crime in Montenegro on 5 - 6 September 2022 in Podgorica,...

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The staff of the institution of the Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms of Montenegro strengthen skills as on National Preventive Mechanism

4 November 2022 Podgorica

Monitoring officers of the Protector of Human Right and Freedoms of Montenegro in their National Preventive Mechanism role, finalise technical trainings provided by Council of Europe experts. Two specialised trainings took place respectively, 12-14 October dedicated to interviewing technics with...

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