Call for tender: national consultancy services – “Accountability and professionalism in the judicial system in Montenegro”

7 October 2019 Podgorica

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II, the Council of Europe is looking for National Providers for the provision of consultancy services on strengthening accountability and professionalism in the judicial system in...

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Regional launching of the Horizontal Facility II held in Skopje

9 October 2019 Skopje

The EU and the Council of Europe will continue to support reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey in the fields of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The continuation of the joint ‘Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey’ programme was announced at a regional conference...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Regional Launching of the “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II”

4 October 2019 Skopje

The Regional Launching of the European Union / Council of Europe Joint Programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II” will take place on 9 October 2019, at the Hotel “Aleksandar Palace” in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, starting from 09:00 to 18:00. Opening remarks...

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Action on “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Serbia” held its first Steering Committee meeting in Belgrade

27 September 2019 Belgrade

The first Steering Committee meeting for the Action “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Serbia” took place in Belgrade on 26 September 2019. The aim of the Action is to contribute to preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Serbia in line with the European and...

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First Steering Committee meeting of the Action against economic crime in Albania held in Tirana

20 September 2019 Tirana

The European Union and Council of Europe’s Horizontal Facility II Action against Economic Crime in Albania held its first Steering Committee meeting on 20 September 2019 in Tirana. The meeting served as a platform to discuss and adopt the Action’s workplan and the scheduling of activities. The...

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Working group meeting on a Rulebook on disciplinary measures against sentenced persons

26 September 2019 Skopje

The working group meeting on drafting the Rulebook on the manner of proceedings of the disciplinary commission in charge of imposing disciplinary measures against sentenced persons took place on 23-24 September 2019 in Skopje. This session resulted in a first draft of the Rulebook in accordance...

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Call for tenders: consultancy services on freedom of expression and freedom of the media in South East Europe

24 September 2019

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II, the Council of Europe is implementing “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South-East Europe - JUFREX 2”. The programme is implemented in Albania, Bosnia and...

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Expert visit to Montenegro to support electoral reform

23 September 2019 Podgorica

An expert of the Venice Commission visited Podgorica with a view to providing expert advice on the draft code of ethics for political parties during election campaigns. The expert exchanged views with the chairman and some members of the Committee on Further Reform of Electoral and Other...

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Basic training on trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation

19-21 September 2019 Struga

A multi-disciplinary training in preventing and combating trafficking in human beings with the purpose of labour exploitation took place to strengthen the skills of key actors on detection, identification and referral of potential trafficking victims for the purpose of labour exploitation. The...

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“Quality education for all” launched in Montenegro

18 September 2019 Podgorica

The first Steering Committee meeting for the action “Quality Education for All” took place on 17 September 2019 in Podgorica. The Action is part of the European Union/Council of Europe joint programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II” and seeks to foster quality...

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Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Montenegro” held the first Steering Committee meeting

17 September 2019 Podgorica

First Steering Committee of joint European Union and Council of Europe Action “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in Montenegro (JUFREX 2)” has been successfully organised in Podgorica on 13 September. The meeting brought together representatives of the Government, judiciary, police,...

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Regional conference on Audiovisual Media Services and the role of Media Regulatory Authorities held in Montenegro

12 September 2019 Igalo

A regional conference on Audiovisual Media Services and the role of Media Regulatory Authorities was held on 9-10 September in Igalo. This conference was organised within the Regional Action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media in South East Europe – JUFREX 2, now a part of the...

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Call for tenders: consultancy services - "Strengthening independence and accountability of the judiciary"

16 September 2019 Belgrade

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II, the Council of Europe is currently implementing the Action “Strengthening independence and accountability of the judiciary in Serbia”. In that context, it is looking for...

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Promotion of tolerance and equality is responsibility of every citizen of Serbia

17 September 2019 Belgrade

Combating intolerance and promotion of equality were discussed today in Belgrade by the representatives of the Government of Serbia, Parliaments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, France and Serbia, representatives of the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) as well as the...

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First Steering Committee meeting of the “Strengthening the quality and efficiency of justice in Kosovo*” Action held in Pristina

16 September 2019 Pristina

The First Steering Committee meeting of the “Strengthening the quality and efficiency of justice in Kosovo” (KoSEJ II) Action took place on 11 September 2019 at the Council of Europe Office in Pristina. Members and observers had the opportunity to discuss thoroughly key aspects of the Action...

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Working group meeting on drafting the National Strategy for the Development of the Penitentiary System in North Macedonia

13 September 2019 Skopje

A working group meeting on drafting the new National Strategy for the Development of the Penitentiary System in North Macedonia took place on 12-13 September 2019 in Skopje. The working group members shared their experience on the implementation of the current National Strategy (2015-2019),...

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Call for tender: consultancy services on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia and Serbia

11 September 2019 Belgrade, Sarajevo and Skopje

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II, the Council of Europe is launching a Call for Tenders for the provision of consultancy services in the area of preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and...

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First Advisory Board meeting of the new Quality Education for All Action held in Sarajevo

5 September 2019 Sarajevo

The first Advisory Board meeting of the new Horizontal Facility II Action “Quality Education for All” was held in Sarajevo on 4 September 2019. The meeting was opened by Krassimir Nikolov, Head of Section for European Integration, Political, Press and Information of Delegation of the European...

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Call for tenders: consultancy services - “Quality Education for All” in Bosnia and Herzegovina

10 September 2019 Sarajevo

The Council of Europe has published Call for tender for the provision of consultancy services based on international standards in relation to the implementation of the joint European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility II “Quality Education for All” Action in Bosnia and Herzegovina....

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Call for tender: consultancy services on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Serbia

10 September 2019 Belgrade

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey II, the Council of Europe is looking for Providers for the provision of consultancy services to be requested by the Council on an as needed basis, in order to support the...

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