Quality education for all – Serbia: First expert meeting of the Curricula Working Group

20 October 2020 Belgrade

One of the most important aspects of the Quality Education for All action being implemented in Serbia is the initiative to map and connect Competences for Democratic Culture with certain subjects of the national curricula. This was precisely what the 10 members of the working group discussed...

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Quality education for all – Serbia: third action Steering Committee meeting held

20 October 2020 Belgrade

Bearing in mind that the epidemiological situation in Serbia is such that face to face meetings are currently possible, the Quality Education for All action team decided to gather the members of the Steering Committee in Belgrade on 16 October 2020. After months of not being able to meet in...

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Inter- professional hybrid workshop: Media coverage of the war heritage, war crime trials and reconciliation processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

19-20 October 2020 Trebevic

An inter- professional hybrid workshop on Media coverage of the war heritage, war crime trials and reconciliation processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), gathered together the media professionals and representatives of the judiciary. The goal of the workshop was not only to enhance...

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Shelter for Human Trafficking Victims Protection improved mediation skills when working with victims of trafficking in human beings

16 October 2020 Serbia

To support the work and assistance services of the Shelter for Human Trafficking Victims Protection, a specially designed training on conflict resolution and mediation was organised by the joint European Union/ Council of Europe action on “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in...

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Promoting diversity and equality in Montenegro: the second Steering Committee meeting held online, followed by a presentation of the anti-discrimination draft analysis to institutions

15 October 2020 Podgorica

The second Steering Committee meeting of the action on Promoting diversity and equality in Montenegro took place online on 25 September, with representatives of the Council of Europe, European Union Delegation in Montenegro, beneficiary institutions and civil society organisations. The Steering...

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European Anti-trafficking Day marked in the Western Balkans

18 October 2020 Belgrade, Sarajevo, Skopje

Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings is one of the priorities of the European Union and the Council of Europe co-operation in the Western Balkans and Turkey. Full respect for the rights of victims of trafficking in human beings during the restrictions related to the COVID-19...

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Marking the European Anti-trafficking Day in North Macedonia

18 October 2020 Skopje

On 18 October 2020, at the occasion of marking the European Anti-Trafficking Day, an online exchange with journalists, media actors and civil society representatives took place in Skopje. The event was organised by the European Union and Council of Europe joint action “Preventing and combatting...

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Marking European Anti-trafficking Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina

16 October 2020 Sarajevo

A press conference that marked the European Anti-trafficking Day was organised at the Youth Center, Grbavica in Sarajevo, on October 16. As every year, the main organiser was the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), i.e. the State Co-ordinator, while the event was supported by...

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Launching of a new HELP course for legal professionals in Serbia

15 October 2020 Belgrade

A new HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) course on trafficking in human beings was launched for 31 legal professionals – judges (criminal, civil and misdemeanour) and prosecutors on 15 October 2020. This course was prepared within the action “Preventing and combating...

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Pluralism of media ownership in the new media environment – online workshop with the media regulatory authority in North Macedonia

16 October 2020 SKOPJE

The concentration of media ownership has been a growing concern for the media pluralism and a potential threat to freedom of speech in Europe. Thus, addressing this issue within the joint action of the European Union and the Council of Europe on freedom of expression and freedom of the media in...

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Presentation of the review of the Code of Ethics for Serbian prosecutors

14 October 2020 Belgrade

The Serbian State Prosecutorial Council’s (SPC) Working Group tasked with amending the Code of Ethics for prosecutors held a meeting today to discuss the review of the Code and recommendations for further improvement of the SPC’s practices and gaps in the field of ethics, produced by the Council...

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How to protect journalists and other media actors? – Guidelines translated in Macedonian

16 October 2020 Skopje

Violence and attacks against journalists remain a concern in Council of Europe members, including the Western Balkans. Under the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme "Horizontal Facility II - action on "Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in North Macedonia...

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Webinar: Administrative detention in migration context and European Convention on Human Rights

13 October 2020 Ankara

The first webinar for University lecturers and students was conducted by the senior Registry Lawyers of the European Court of Human Rights, Dr. Roberta Muscat, in co-operation with the Bilkent University in Ankara. Participants got familiar with European standards and those set out by the...

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Strengthening integrity and fighting Corruption in Albania

14 October 2020 Tirana

In a High-Level Conference “Strengthening integrity and fighting Corruption: Latest achievements”, which was attended by the international partners in the country, Minister of Justice Etilda Gjonaj presented the findings of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) report on the fight...

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Closing of the three-month anti-trafficking campaign LABOUR RIGHTS- NOW!

12 October 2020 Belgrade

The action "Prevention and combating trafficking in human beings" and its grantee NGO ASTRA held the final event of the campaign “LABOUR RIGHTS - NOW! Awareness is the first step towards protecting your rights” on 9 October. The campaign was aimed at informing people at risk about how to...

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Signed framework agreement on co-operation in realisation of legal clinic in Montenegro

12 October 2020 Podgorica

The European Union and the Council of Europe support the law faculties of Montenegro to integrate the practical human rights education into regular curricula. With that aim, the Agreement on Co-operation in realisation of the human rights legal clinic in Montenegro has been signed between the...

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First training for Montenegrin judicial advisors on freedom of expression

9 October 2020 Podgorica

In the framework of the action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in Montenegro – JUFREX 2” implemented under the joint European Union and the Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022" first training for judicial advisors has been...

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Operational procedures for Montenegrin Police developed

12 October 2020 Podgorica

Police Operational Procedures related to the conduct of police officers during apprehension/arrest and police detention have been finalised by a working group comprising Montenegrin Police representatives and Council of Europe consultants. This is a unified internal document summarising for the...

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Call for proposals: awareness raising campaign on trafficking in children in Bosnia and Herzegovina

9 October 2020 Sarajevo

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II - action on “Preventing and combating human trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, the Council of Europe is launching a call for grants, which is to be opened to...

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MACEDONIAN JOURNALISTS TRAINED ON PRINCIPLES FOR REPORTING ON TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS

9 October 2020 Skopje

18 journalists and reporters completed the second and final online training session (6-7 October 2020) on how to report about human trafficking cases in a fact-based and victim-respectful manner. The training which sparked great interest among the journalists, was delivered by the International...

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