Updating the strategic framework for communication of the Agency for Prevention of Corruption in Montenegro

21 - 22 June 2022 Podgorica

Representatives of each sector of the Agency for Prevention of Corruption have participated in a two-day workshop on strategic planning of communications of the Agency, that took place on 21 - 22 June 2022 in Podgorica, Montenegro. The aim of the workshop is to assist the Agency in updating of...

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Sixth Steering Committee of the Action against economic Crime in Montenegro

21 June 2022 Podgorica

The Sixth Steering Committee meeting of the Action against economic crime in Montenegro took place on 21 June 2022 in Podgorica, Montenegro. The action, a joint endeavour of the European Union and Council of Europe, is part of the second phase of the “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina adopts LGBTI Action Plan developed with the support of European Union and Council of Europe

2 August 2022 Sarajevo

The Council of Ministers adopted last week the LGBTI Action Plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021 - 2024 aiming to improve the situation with human rights and freedoms of LGBTI persons in the country. This is the first Action Plan of the kind; it was developed with the support of the European...

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Preventing child trafficking through age assessment of children at risk

26-27 July 2022 Konjic

Children, especially in the context of mixed migration flows, who are not in possession of any identity documents are exposed to a higher risk of human trafficking and exploitation. To provide them with appropriate shelter and protection services, their age must be established according to age...

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Sensitised treatment of LGBTI prisoners in correctional institutions

26 - 27 July 2022 Igman

25 participants of prison staff from different parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Ministries of Justice and Human Rights and refugees, strengthened their knowledge and capacities during the education on the topic of treatment of LGBTI persons with an additional focus on transgender...

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Judicial Training Centre of Montenegro adopted the Communication Protocol

27 July 2022 Montenegro

Within the overall support to the functioning of Judicial Training Centre (JTC) in Montenegro, a Communication Protocol has been developed in May 2022, setting out, for the first time, key principles and tools for internal and external communications of the Centre. The Protocol has been adopted...

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Call for tenders: Purchase of services for conducting a survey on discrimination patterns in Montenegro and drafting its analytical report

28 July 2022 Montenegro

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Council of Europe is currently implementing the action on Promotion of diversity and equality in Montenegro. In that context, it is looking for a...

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Members of the new Prosecutorial Council discussing European standards and best practices on the appointment, evaluation, promotion and accountability of state prosecutors in Montenegro

19 - 20 July 2022 Kolašin

Members of the new Prosecutorial Council - prosecutors and eminent lawyers, have participated in the workshop on the appointment, promotion, evaluation and accountability of prosecutors, held in Kolašin on 19 - 20 July. The purpose of the workshop was to enhance the implementation of the European...

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The Steering Committee on preventing and combating human trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina held its sixth meeting

12 July 2022 Sarajevo

The authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina reiterated their commitment to improve the domestic response to human trafficking and the protection of and assistance to the victims, in line with the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, at the sixth meeting of the...

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PRESS RELEASE: Strategic Plan 2022-2026 of the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination presented

20 July 2022 Tirana

The Strategic Plan 2022-2026 of the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination (CPD) was presented today in Tirana. The aim of the four-year Strategic Plan is to contribute to a society that will become more inclusive, void of discrimination, and safe for the most vulnerable groups, and that...

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Што се тоа услуги за бесплатна правна помош? Информации за граѓаните од Северна Македонија

5 ЈУЛИ 2022 Северна Македонија

Со цел да се информираат за можностите за бесплатна правна помош и да се осигури подобра искористеност и пристап до овие услуги, ќе организираме настан за подигање на свеста во Општина Виница - Општина Кочани - Општина Штип - Општина Шуто Оризари - Општина Дојран - Општина Битола - Општина Прилеп...

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Opinion on the vetting process of judges and prosecutors provided to authorities in Kosovo*

April - June 2022 Western Balkans

The Expertise Co-ordination Mechanism (ECM) a unique tool in the framework of the Horizontal Facility II programme for the provision of legislative expertise and policy advice by the Council of Europe continues to provide important legal opinions and expertise in response to the requests by the...

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New online HELP courses available for professionals in the Western Balkans

Western Balkans April - June 2022

The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) has been an essential component of the Horizontal Facility II programme and is growing into a major provider of education and knowledge to enhance the capacities of professionals from the Western Balkans to apply...

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Fostering quality education for all in the Western Balkans

April - June 2022 Western Balkans

In the effort to support public authorities and local actors to foster quality education for all and promote democratic culture, as well as academic integrity as key elements of a quality education awareness raising and capacity building activities have been conducted in the framework of the...

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Promoting freedom of expression and freedom of the media in line with European standards

April - June 2022 Western Balkans

Freedom of expression is one of the essential foundations of a democratic society and the programme’s contribution in this field is based on a holistic approach that aims at involving and engaging all relevant actors and stakeholders in improving the application of freedom of expression based on...

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Improving women’s access to justice in Türkiye

April - June 2022 Türkiye

In order to strengthen accessibility and quality of legal aid services for women and to support key stakeholders (including civil society) to facilitate women’s access to justice, important activities have been conducted in the framework of the programme. Four proposals were selected from...

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Combatting trafficking in human beings in the Western Balkans and Türkiye

April - June 2022 Western Balkans and Türkiye

The fight against trafficking in human beings in the Western Balkans and Türkiye remains a priority for the European Union and Council of Europe. As a result, continuous support has been provided to the public authorities and main actors in the process of improving the identification, protection...

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Promoting anti-discrimination and protection of the rights of minorities and vulnerable groups

April - June 2022 Western Balkans

Awareness-raising activities and capacity building initiatives to promote anti-discrimination and protection of the rights of vulnerable groups (including the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual (LGBTI) and minorities) have been organised in different Beneficiaries in...

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“Block the hatred. Share the love” initiative extends in local communities of the Western Balkans

Western Balkans April - June 2022

The European Union and Council of Europe joint awareness-raising initiative “Block the hatred. Share the love” (BHSL) dedicated to the fight against hate speech and promotion of diversity and equality, continued to reach local communities in the Western Balkans. The initiative is being...

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Fighting corruption and economic crime a necessity for people’s trust

April - June 2022 Western Balkans and Türkiye

The fight against corruption and economic crime remains a fundamental necessity to improve the democratic capacities in the Western Balkans and Türkiye and in turn increase the trust of the citizens in the rule of law. To contribute to this objective, the programme is advancing its support to...

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