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

11 October 2019 Belgrade

The first Steering Committee meeting of the Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Serbia (JUFREX2) has been successfully organized in Belgrade today. The meeting brought together representatives of Judicial Academy, Ministry of Interior, Bar Association, Regulatory Authority...

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Dashboard for the Western Balkans: Steering Committee and launch of data collection

11 October 2019 Skopje

The first meeting of the Steering committee of the regional Action "Dashboard Western Balkans: Towards a better evaluation of the results of judiciary reform efforts in the Western Balkans" was held in Skopje on 10 October 2019. The purpose of this meeting was also to launch data collection as...

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Follow-up to the recommendations to improve court security in Albania

3 October 2019 Tirana

On 23-24 September, the European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) experts Pierre Laporte and Michel Perchepied came to Albania to follow-up on their work with courts to improve safety and security measures. Meetings were held with the High Judicial Council (HJC) and the High...

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“Strengthening the quality and efficiency of justice in Albania”: High level seminar for the High Judicial Council

3 October 2019 Tirana

On 25 September 2019, a high level seminar on European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) standards and tools took place at the request of Ms Naureda Llagami, Chair of the High Judicial Council, for all members of the High Judicial Council (HJC). The objective was to raise awareness...

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Can language learning foster democratic citizenship?

30 September 2019 Belgrade

This was the question that the foreign language teachers were asked during the workshop organised as part of the Horizontal Facility II „Quality Education for All (Quality Ed – Serbia)” Action on 26 September in Belgrade. We teamed up with Romacted project and marked the European Day of Languages...

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Call for tender: national consultancy services – “Accountability and professionalism in the judicial system in Montenegro”

7 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 looking for National Providers for the provision of consultancy services on strengthening accountability and professionalism in the judicial system in...

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Regional launching of the Horizontal Facility II held in Skopje

9 October 2019 Skopje

The EU and the Council of Europe will continue to support reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The continuation of the joint ‘Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey’ programme was announced at a regional conference...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Regional Launching of the “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II”

4 October 2019 Skopje

The Regional Launching of the European Union / Council of Europe Joint Programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II” will take place on 9 October 2019, at the Hotel “Aleksandar Palace” in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, starting from 09:00 to 18:00. Opening remarks...

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Action on “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Serbia” held its first Steering Committee meeting in Belgrade

27 September 2019 Belgrade

The first Steering Committee meeting for the Action “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Serbia” took place in Belgrade on 26 September 2019. The aim of the Action is to contribute to preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Serbia in line with the European and...

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First Steering Committee meeting of the Action against economic crime in Albania held in Tirana

20 September 2019 Tirana

The European Union and Council of Europe’s Horizontal Facility II Action against Economic Crime in Albania held its first Steering Committee meeting on 20 September 2019 in Tirana. The meeting served as a platform to discuss and adopt the Action’s workplan and the scheduling of activities. The...

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Working group meeting on a Rulebook on disciplinary measures against sentenced persons

26 September 2019 Skopje

The working group meeting on drafting the Rulebook on the manner of proceedings of the disciplinary commission in charge of imposing disciplinary measures against sentenced persons took place on 23-24 September 2019 in Skopje. This session resulted in a first draft of the Rulebook in accordance...

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Call for tenders: consultancy services on freedom of expression and freedom of the media in South East Europe

24 September 2019

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 “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South-East Europe - JUFREX 2”. The programme is implemented in Albania, Bosnia and...

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Expert visit to Montenegro to support electoral reform

23 September 2019 Podgorica

An expert of the Venice Commission visited Podgorica with a view to providing expert advice on the draft code of ethics for political parties during election campaigns. The expert exchanged views with the chairman and some members of the Committee on Further Reform of Electoral and Other...

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Basic training on trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation

19-21 September 2019 Struga

A multi-disciplinary training in preventing and combating trafficking in human beings with the purpose of labour exploitation took place to strengthen the skills of key actors on detection, identification and referral of potential trafficking victims for the purpose of labour exploitation. The...

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“Quality education for all” launched in Montenegro

18 September 2019 Podgorica

The first Steering Committee meeting for the action “Quality Education for All” took place on 17 September 2019 in Podgorica. The Action is part of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II” and seeks to foster quality...

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Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Montenegro” held the first Steering Committee meeting

17 September 2019 Podgorica

First Steering Committee of joint European Union and Council of Europe Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Montenegro (JUFREX 2)” has been successfully organised in Podgorica on 13 September. The meeting brought together representatives of the Government, judiciary, police,...

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Regional conference on Audiovisual Media Services and the role of Media Regulatory Authorities held in Montenegro

12 September 2019 Igalo

A regional conference on Audiovisual Media Services and the role of Media Regulatory Authorities was held on 9-10 September in Igalo. This conference was organised within the Regional Action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South East Europe – JUFREX 2, now a part of the...

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Call for tenders: consultancy services - "Strengthening independence and accountability of the judiciary"

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

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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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