Ensuring implementation of reforms in the antidiscrimination domain in Ukraine, in line with European standards

29-30 March 2023 Warsaw

Partners from Ukraine gathered together with the Council of Europe and the European Union, taking stock of the previous years of cooperation in the anti-discrimination domain and its results. The event also enabled discussions about the prospect of reforms in the field of combating discrimination...

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New project to fight money laundering and enhance the asset recovery regime launched in the Republic of Moldova

29 March 2023 Chisinau

The Council of Europe and the European Union launched, in co-operation with national partners, the project "Enhancing the anti-money laundering and asset recovery regime in the Republic of Moldova", part of the third phase of the Partnership for Good Governance. The project’s kick-off and first...

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134th plenary session of the Venice Commission: New opinions prepared under the Quick Response Mechanism adopted

10-11 March 2023 Venice

At its 134th plenary session (held on 10-11 March 2023), the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe adopted, among others: the interim opinion on the draft law on de-oligarchisation of Georgia, previously examined by the Sub-Commissions on Democratic Institutions, Fundamental Rights and the...

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Secretary General and EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement launch the Partnership for Good Governance III

27 February 2023 Brussels

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić and European Union Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi have launched on 27 February 2023 the “Partnership for Good Governance” (PGG) 2023-2027 as well as the “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye” 2023-2026;...

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Regional Project on Lawyers Concludes with the final Technical Committee meeting in Strasbourg

27 February 2023 Strasbourg

The Joint European Union and the Council of Europe regional project on strengthening the profession of lawyer in line with European standards in the Eastern Partnership countries held its final event on 27 February 2023 both remotely and in person in Strasbourg, France. The event which gathered...

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Improving financial investigations to better fight economic crime in Armenia

20-23 February 2023 Yerevan

The Armenian authorities have set the fight against corruption and other economic crimes as a top national priority, and undertaken major legislative and institutional reforms in this direction. These include the establishment of a dedicated chain of Law enforcement and criminal justice...

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Integrity Officers to support the application of Rules of Conduct by public servants in Armenia

20-23 February 2023 Yerevan

Following the adoption of the Model Code of Conduct for Public Servants in Armenia in 2022, the Corruption Prevention Commission has moved on to actively promote its application by all public institutions of the country, with support from the Council of Europe. The steps undertaken for the...

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Conference marks successful completion of project in Azerbaijan

22 February 2023 Baku

On 22 February 2023, the Council of Europe brought together in Baku around 100 participants including Azerbaijani state institutions, members of parliament, representatives from civil society and international organisations for the final event of the project “Raising awareness of the Istanbul...

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Towards an improved cooperation between the Equality Council and the Judiciary in the Republic of Moldova

22 February 2023 Chisinau

Representatives of the Equality Council and judges designated from the Superior Court of Justice, Chisinau Court and territorial judicial instances took part in an online roundtable “Fundamental rights in the context of war – freedom of expression and its limitations”. The exchange between the...

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Closing event of the CEPEJ cooperation project in Azerbaijan

21 February 2023 Baku

The closing event of the CEPEJ Project “Strengthening the efficiency and quality of the judicial system in Azerbaijan” implemented under the joint EU/CoE Partnership for Good Governance II programme (PGGII) took place on 21 February 2023. On this occasion, the representatives of the Ministry of...

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Police officers from the Republic of Moldova trained to further improve data collection on hate crimes

14, 15 and 21 February 2023 Chisinau

Three online sessions were organized for police staff of the Republic of Moldova, with a focus on the developments and adjustments of the database on hate crimes, and related issues to be addressed when working on the disaggregated data collection. Sessions followed-up on the project support to...

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Council of Europe concludes the four-year PGGII project on implementation of judicial reforms in Armenia

21 February 2023 Yerevan

The final conference organised in Yerevan on February 21, marked the official completion of the Project "Implementation of the Judicial reforms in Armenia", implemented by the Council of Europe within the joint European Union and Council of Europe Partnership for Good Governance Programme...

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Judges, prosecutors, and judicial staff build up knowledge on prohibition of discrimination

17 February 2023 Chisianu

41 judges, prosecutors and judicial staff enhanced their knowledge on international standards on prohibition of discrimination, as well as on the national practice in terms of non-discrimination, during two training sessions held on 16 and 17 February 2023. The participants discussed about the...

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Judges and prosecutors in Armenia enhanced their knowledge on combating hate speech

15 February 2023 Yerevan

Twenty-five judges and prosecutors from Armenia have successfully completed the online training course on the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance’s General Policy Recommendation No.15 on Combating Hate Speech (GPR 15). The course, implemented from January to February 2023 consisted...

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Trainings in Azerbaijan on court performance reporting according to CEPEJ tools and methodology

10 February 2023 Baku

On 8 and 10 February 2023, the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) in cooperation with the Justice Academy of Azerbaijan organised two training sessions on court performance reporting according to its tools and methodology. The aim of the trainings was to develop a standard...

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Armenian banks and payment institutions discuss risks related to virtual assets and how to address them

10 February 2023 Yerevan

Representatives of the Central Bank of Armenia, including the Financial Monitoring Center of the Central Bank, and the private sector, in particular banks and payment institutions, participated in a workshop on “Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Risks related to Virtual Assets and the...

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Eastern partnership countries discuss gender-related issues in the profession of lawyers

6 February 2023 Yerevan, online

On 6 February an online event was organised to present the findings of the cross-country review of the impact of gender-related issues on the profession of lawyer and access to justice in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. The event gathered 62 members of the Bar...

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Manual on combating hate speech online supporting educators in Armenia

6 February 2023 Yerevan

A “Manual on hate speech online for educators” in Armenian language was publicly presented in hybrid format, at the presence of representatives from the local schools, Yerevan municipality, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport and representatives of Human Rights Defender’s office,...

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Closing event of the CEPEJ project in Georgia

3 February 2023 Tbilisi

The closing event of the CEPEJ component of the project “Enhancing the accountability and the efficiency of the judicial system and the professionalism of lawyers” in Georgia implemented under the Partnership for Good Governance II (PGGII) was held on 3 February 2023. On this occasion the main...

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The Moldovan Equality Council staff analysed their monitoring activity and gained new skills in the field

24 January 2023 Chisinau

The staff of the Equality Council had the occasion to analyse their monitoring activity and learn new skills related to the monitoring mechanism during a workshop, which took place in Chisinau on 23-24 January 2023. Participants of the workshop discussed the goal and scope of the monitoring...

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