Policy round table on quality education held in Sarajevo

25 April 2019 Sarajevo

The second Policy Round table organised within the Action “Quality education in multi-ethnic societies” held on 24 April in Sarajevo gathered 35 representatives of relevant ministries of education and education institutions on State, Entity, Cantonal and Brčko levels, as well as representatives...

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Strong partnership for better life of citizens

24 April 2019 Pristina

Citizens of Kosovo* have received tangible benefits through successful implementation of the Joint European Union and Council of Europe Programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey”, the third Beneficiary Steering Committee Meeting concluded in Pristina today. “For the...

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Representatives of the judicial institutions of Montenegro visited the Council of Europe Headquarters in Strasbourg

19 April 2019 Strasbourg

The representatives of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils and the Center for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution Service who participated in the study visit to the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg on 12-15 March 2019 are now more aware and familiar with the work of the...

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Sharing knowledge and experience with peers and learning from best practices

19 April 2019 Sarajevo

A working visit of the representatives of the Secretariats of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Councils of Montenegro to the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HJPC) took place on 8-9 April 2019 in Sarajevo. Aim of the visit was supporting further development of the...

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Training sessions for trainees in Courts and State Prosecutor`s Offices in Montenegro “Implementation of the Code of Ethics for judges and state prosecutors”

19 April 2019 Kolasin

Nearly a hundred trainee magistrates from all courts and state prosecutor`s offices in Montenegro were involved in the training sessions on the implementation of the Codes of Ethics for Judges and Prosecutors, held on 2-3 April 2019 in Kolasin, Montenegro. Trainees passed the entry exam to the...

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Fourth cascade training on changes of the free legal aid system in North Macedonia

18-19 April 2019 Gevgelija

Fourteen participants, comprised of staff members of regional offices of the Ministry of Justice, authorised civil society organisations and attorneys had an opportunity to learn about the changes in the free legal aid system to be introduced by a new Law on Free Legal Aid at a cascade training...

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Academic Integrity courses Licence Agreement signed in Serbia

17 April 2019 Belgrade

As a follow up to the joint European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility action, Strengthen integrity and combat corruption in higher education in Serbia, the Academic Integrity courses Licence Agreement between the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and the...

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Enhancing the co-operation among External Oversight Mechanism, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Directorate for Execution of Sanctions

18 April 2019 Skopje

A workshop focusing on enhancing the relations and co-operation between the newly established External Oversight Mechanism (EOM) with the state authorities took place on 15 April 2019 in Skopje. It gathered public prosecutors from the specialised unit within the Prosecutor’s Office, Deputy...

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The report on the provision of healthcare in prisons in North Macedonia presented in Skopje

17 April 2019 Skopje

The Assessment report on the provision of healthcare in the prisons in North Macedonia was presented and discussed at a multilateral round table that took place on 16 April 2019 in Skopje. It gathered representatives of the Directorate for the Execution of Sanctions (DES) at the Ministry of...

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“Our journey in the fight against bullying” concludes the Action on education in Albania

12-14 April 2019 Tirana

One hundred teachers from 21 pilot schools in Albania came together to share reflections, lessons learnt, developed practices, experiences, challenges faced and future plans at the final peer learning event held on 12,13,14 April in Tirana. This event fostered dialogue, co-operation and the...

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Judges discussed how to measure the impact of human rights training

11-12 April 2019 Budva

A Regional round table “Assessing human rights training for legal professionals: challenges and good practices” was organised by the Council of Europe in Budva, Montenegro, for 25 judges, prosecutors and legal professionals from judicial and prosecutorial councils and judicial training...

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Final Steering Committee Meeting of anti-trafficking action held in Skopje

16 April 2019 Skopje

The final Steering Committee meeting and conference of the Horizontal Facility action “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings” took place in Skopje on 16 April 2019. The current phase of the action, which has been implemented since October 2016 will come to an end in May 2019 and...

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Students’ artwork of 21 pilot schools displayed at the exposition “A voice against bullying” in Albania

16 April 2019 Tirana

The Center for Openness and Dialogue at the Prime Minister Office in co-operation with the Council of Europe Office in Tirana and joint EU/CoE Project “Fighting bullying and extremism in the education system in Albania” launched the exposition “A voice against bullying”. Stay united, Don’t bully,...

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Trainings with the Agency for Treatment of Property on the Law on the treatment of property and finalisation of the process of compensation of property

15 April 2019 Tirana

The European Union/Council of Europe Action “Supporting effective domestic remedies and facilitating the execution of the European Court of Human Right judgments” continues developing the capacity of Albanian national institutions to correctly apply the case law of the European Court of Human...

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Strengthened efforts to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings in Serbia

15 April 2019 Belgrade

Serbia has been identified primarily as a country of origin of victims of trafficking in human beings and internal trafficking has continued affecting an important number of people in recent years. For example, the Centre for Human Trafficking Victims’ Protection identified 76 victims of human...

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Albanian Central Election Commission approves bylaws on audit and monitoring of political party finances

12 April 2019 Tirana

On 11 April 2019, the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Albania approved three bylaws as follows: 1) “The procedure for audit and verification of political party and election campaign expenses”; 2) “On the approval of audit templates of funds received and spent by political parties annually,...

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Protect the non-profit sector from possible risks and abuse

26 February 2019 Tivat

It is necessary for the competent institutions to have the capacity to comprehensively assess the risks of financing terrorism through the non-profit sector, while ensuring that such assessments do not unreasonably impair the integrity and legally protected activities of civil society. This was...

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Third cascade training on changes of the free legal aid system in North Macedonia

8-9 April 2019 Tetovo

Sixteen participants, comprised of staff members of regional offices of the Ministry of Justice and authorised civil society organisations had an opportunity to learn about the changes in the free legal aid system to be introduced by a new Law on Free Legal Aid at a cascade training that took...

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Towards the establishment and functioning of the electronic system for asset declarations in Albania

8 April 2019 Tirana

The High Inspectorate for the Declaration and Audit of Assets and Conflicts of Interest (HIDAACI) will officially present the establishment and functioning of the electronic system for the declaration and publication of private interests of the elected subjects and some public officials. The...

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Three years of support to reforms in Albania: judiciary, fighting economic crime and anti-discrimination crucial areas

4 April 2019 Tirana

Citizens of Albania have received tangible benefits and the programme has had a positive impact on the approximation to the European standards in the fields of justice, anti-discrimination and fight against corruption in the country – this was a conclusion of the third Beneficiary Steering...

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