Co-ordinating actions on education in Kosovo*

31 January 2017 Pristina

The first steering committee meeting took place on 26 January 2017 in Pristina and was attended by representatives from key stakeholders including the EU Office in Kosovo, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, University of Pristina, Kosovo Accreditation Agency, Kosovo Pedagogical...

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Evaluation of judicial systems in Albania

31 January 2017 Tirana

A team of European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) experts went to Tirana (Albania) from 23 to 26 January 2017 to study the computerised courts systems as well as the processes for collecting judicial data in the framework of the evaluation exercise of judicial systems by the...

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1st Steering Committee of the HF Action “Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Serbia”

26 January 2017 Strasbourg

On 26 January 2017, the 1st Steering Committee of the Horizontal Facility Action “Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons in Serbia” took place. Nominated members from all beneficiary institutions - Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of...

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Revision of the in-service police training curricula

17-18 January 2017 Skopje

The first working group (WG) meeting aimed at strengthening the provision of in-service police training took place in Skopje on 17-18 January 2017. The aim of the meeting was to review the existing programmes and curricula for in-service police training and to draft recommendations for...

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Launching of the national survey on bullying and extremism in the education system in Albania

17 January 2017 Tirana

The joint EU/CoE action “Fighting bullying and extremism in the education system in Albania” launched the national survey on bullying and extremism in the education system in Albania which will be developed and carried out by the Institute of Public Opinion Studies and the Department of Social...

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Horizontal Facility activities presented to diplomatic delegations in Strasbourg

20 January 2017 Strasbourg

Today the activities of the EU/CoE Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey were presented to the Permanent Representations and Observers to the Council of Europe. The Horizontal Facility team had a stand during the Open Day of the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes (ODGP),...

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Development of a Baseline Study on Integrity in Higher Education in Montenegro

Podgorica

Council of Europe experts recently visited Podgorica to carry out a baseline study on the issues affecting the integrity of the higher education system in Montenegro. The purpose of the study is to provide recommendations based on supporting the enhancement of appropriate tools and preventive...

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Kosovo* benefits from the Pan-European Platform on Ethics, Transparency and Integrity in Education discussions

22 December 2016 Strasbourg

The recently started European Union and Council of Europe Horizontal Facility action in education “Strengthen Integrity and Combat Corruption in Higher Education” supports Kosovo authorities to adopt mechanisms to prevent corruption and to strengthen ethics, transparency and integrity in higher...

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Result of Expertise Co-ordination Mechanism for the Albanian "Vetting Law"

22 December 2016 Venice

The Venice Commission at its 109th Plenary Session (Venice, 9-10 December 2016) adopted an Amicus Curiae Brief for the Constitutional Court of Albania on the conformity of Law no. 24/2016 on the Transitional Evaluation of Judges and Prosecutors in the Republic of Albania (also known as "the...

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Enhancing human rights protection mechanisms in accordance with the European standards

21 September 2016 Sarajevo

First Steering Committee Meeting of the Joint Project between the European Union and the Council of Europe under the Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey entitled “Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced persons” was held today. The overall purpose of this...

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Regional Conference on the role of the Constitutional Court in developing the rule of law and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms

16 December 2016 Budva

The regional Conference on the role of the Constitutional Court in developing the rule of law and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms will take place on 20 and 21 December 2016 in Budva, Montenegro. The Conference is organised on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Montenegro´s...

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Launch of the Actions on Education

15 December 2016 Podgorica

The scope of the event was to present and highlight the relevance of the Actions on Education in Montenegro. It was organised as a part of the promotion of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey” in Montenegro. Opening remarks...

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Baseline Study on Integrity in Higher Education in Kosovo*

15 December 2016 Pristina

In the framework of the Horizontal Facility Action on Education “Strengthen integrity and combat corruption in the higher education system”, the first expert mission took place in Pristina with the aim of meeting the major stakeholders and carrying out discussions to develop a baseline study on...

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First mission for the in-depth assessment of the judicial system in Kosovo*

15 December 2016 Pristina

Under the Action "Strengthening the efficiency and quality of justice in Kosovo" (KoSEJ), which is part of the programme entitled "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey", co-funded by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of Europe, two CEPEJ...

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Preparatory meeting on combating discrimination in Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 December 2016 Mostar

Joint action between the European Union and the Council of Europe under the Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey entitled “Strengthening the Human Rights Ombudsman to fight discrimination”, in cooperation with the Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees is organising a preparatory...

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First co-ordination meeting on the implementation of the Ombudsperson’s recommendations in Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 December 2016 Sarajevo

The first co-ordination meeting between the Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina and other relevant institutions on implementation of the Ombudsperson’s recommendations was organised on 9 December 2016 in Sarajevo. The meeting has been organised within the framework of the joint...

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Second session of Training of Trainers course in Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 December 2016 Mostar

The second session of Training of Trainers (ToT) course for the staff members of the Institution of Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina was held in Mostar from 5 to 8 December 2016. The Training was organised within the framework of the joint initiative between the European Union and...

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First Steering Committee Meeting of Actions on Education

13 December 2016 Podgorica

The meeting took place on 9 December in Podgorica and was attended by representatives from key stakeholders including the Ministry of Education, the Bureau for Education Services, the Anti-Corruption Agency, and the Centre for Vocational Education. The main purpose of the meeting was to present...

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Further activities on improving offenders’ management programmes

12 December 2016 Banja Luka

During her visit to Banja Luka, the U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Maureen Cormack, paid a visit to one of the drafting sessions of the working group formed under the auspices of the European Union and Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey project in...

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Roundtable on protection against discrimination

12 December 2016 Mostar

Institution of the Human Rights Ombudsman of BiH, relevant public institutions and civil society held on 24 November 2016 in Mostar a roundtable on various aspects of protection against discrimination. The roundtable was organised within the framework of the joint initiative between the European...

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