Call for Tenders: Short-term consultancy services on strengthening accountability and professionalism in the judicial system in Montenegro

28 October 2019 Podgorica

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II, the Council of Europe is currently implementing the Action “Accountability and Professionalism of the Judicial System in Montenegro”. In that context, it is looking for...

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Action on “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina” launched in Sarajevo

24 October 2019 Sarajevo

The first Steering Committee meeting of the Action “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina” was held in Sarajevo on 24 October 2019. The meeting was opened by the Ambassador Drahoslav Stefanek, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo, EUD...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Shared responsibility in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights: addressing challenges with (new) judicial tools

23 October 2019 Sarajevo

The Regional conference on ensuring the principle of subsidiarity of the European Court of Human Rights through empowering the judiciaries to apply the Court’s standards will be held on Thursday, 24 October 2019 in Sarajevo, at Hotel Novotel Bristol. Media statements will take place at 9:15 and...

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Council of Europe and European Union further their support for freedom of expression and media in Albania

headline 22 October 2019 Tirana

Promotion of the freedom of expression and the freedom of media will continue to be in the focus of the Council of Europe and European Union during the 2nd Phase of the jointly supported Horizontal Facility Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Albania (JUFREX II)”. The first...

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Call for tenders: consultancy services on gender analysis and mainstreaming - "Strengthening independence and accountability of the judiciary"

22 October 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 currently implementing the Action “Strengthening independence and accountability of the judiciary in Serbia”. In that context, it is looking for a...

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Addressing radicalisation in prisons and fighting violent extremism in the Western Balkans with EU and Council of Europe support

22 October 2019 Sarajevo

The growing number of violent extremist offenders, including foreign terrorists fighters, in prisons in the Western Balkans calls for reconsidering the existing measures and common approaches to dealing with this category of inmates, concluded the participants of the conference “Facilitating...

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Albanian institutions engage in further enforcing execution of Strasbourg court judgments

21 October 2019 Tirana

Improving the capacity of the Albanian judiciary to apply the European Court of Human Rights case-law at the national level, as well as to enable legal professionals to effectively apply remedies related to non-enforcement of national judgments constitute a priority area of assistance for the...

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Albanian justice system further supported in strengthening its efficiency and quality

21 October 2019 Tirana

Since 2014, the European Union and the Council of Europe have been providing a comprehensive assistance towards efficiency and quality of justice system in Albania. Part of the “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey” programme has provided the assistance focused on improving the...

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Call for tenders: consultancy services on strengthening the efficiency and quality of justice in Kosovo*

18 October 2019 Pristina

The Council of Europe is currently implementing the Action on “Strengthening the efficiency and quality of justice in Kosovo according to CEPEJ tools” as a part of the European Union and the Council of Europe programmatic framework “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II”. In...

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

16 October 2019 Podgorica

The Council of Europe is currently implementing the Action "Quality Education for All” as a part of the European Union and the Council of Europe programmatic framework “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II”. In that context, it is looking for National Providers for the...

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

16 October 2019 Podgorica

The Council of Europe is currently implementing the Action "Quality Education for All” as a part of the European Union and the Council of Europe programmatic framework “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II”. In that context, it is looking for International Providers for the...

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Key institutions and civil society organisations in Albania come together for advancing in fighting discrimination 

18 October 2019 Tirana

The protection of fundamental human rights and freedoms rests in the very foundations of the Council of Europe scope and aim. The organization, together with the European Union, is engaged in supporting Albania in the fight against discrimination and hate speech, as well as in the protection of...

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Tackling ill-treatment by police presents a turning point on the path to the EU

18 October 2019 Budva

Tackling ill-treatment in the police service, impunity issues and lack of adequate compensation for victims are matters of basic human rights and solving them presents an important issue for Montenegro and other countries in the region on European path, as well as for other Council of Europe and...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Regional conference on addressing radicalisation in prisons

18 October 2019 Sarajevo

The Regional Conference “Facilitating regional collaboration on addressing radicalisation in prisons and supporting the authorities in overcoming the main challenges of the penitentiary systems in the Western Balkans region” will be held on 22 and 23 October 2019, in Sarajevo. Opening remarks...

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European Anti-trafficking Day marked jointly with local partners in North Macedonia

18 October 2019 Skopje

On the occasion of the European Day against Trafficking in Human Beings, the Council of Europe joined an event organised by the civil society organisation Open Gate and the National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings focused on preventing and combating trafficking in children....

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Regional Working Group session on screening and risk and needs assessment of violent extremist offenders in prison

17 October 2019 Podgorica

A total of 18 prison practitioners and representatives from the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) co-ordinating bodies from the Western Balkans region exchanged their experiences and views on identification of violent extremist offenders (VEOs), screening practices and application of risk and...

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Call for tender: consultancy services on gender analysis and mainstreaming

16 October 2019 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 implementing the Action on supporting enhanced access to higher quality free legal aid (FLA) services in North Macedonia. In that context, it is looking...

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Strengthening diversity and equality in Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 October 2019 Sarajevo

Strengthening mechanisms for the protection and promotion of national minority rights, the rights of LGBTI persons and for combating hate speech are among the important issues that the European Union and the Council of Europe will address and support in the following three years in Bosnia and...

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European Union and Council of Europe continue supporting freedom of expression and freedom of media in Bosnia and Herzegovina

14 October 2019 Sarajevo

The first meeting of Steering Committee of the Action on “Freedom of the expressions and freedom of media in Bosnia and Herzegovina” (JUFREX 2), funded through the joint European Union and Council of Europe programme Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey II, was held in Sarajevo on...

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The first Steering Committee meeting of the Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in North Macedonia (JUFREX 2)” held in Skopje

12 October 2019 Skopje

The first Steering Committee meeting of the Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in North Macedonia (JUFREX2) has been successfully organized in Skopje, on 8 October 2019. The meeting brought together representatives of Academy of Judges and Public Prosecutors, Association of...

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