Peer-to-peer exchange on anti-discrimination practices between institutions from Malta and the Republic of Moldova

16-17 April 2024 Valletta, Malta

Representatives of the national Equality Council and of the Advocate Office of the Republic of Moldova participated in a peer-to-peer exchange with the relevant Maltese counterparts on 16 and 17 April 2024, with the aim to learn from their experience in countering hatred and protecting the rights...

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Personal data protection in constitutional jurisdiction: tailored activities

22-23 April 2024 Kyiv, Ukraine

Two events dedicated to personal data protection in constitutional jurisdiction, were organised on 22 and 23 April 2024 in Kyiv, Ukraine in the framework of the EU/Council of Europe Partnership for Good Governance. The Round table held on 22 April focused on personal data protection in the case...

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Preliminary examination of individual constitutional complaints: working group discussion

19 April 2024 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 19 April 2024, a working group brought together staff of the Secretariat of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine to discuss the content and scope of the preliminary examination of applications to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine (filtration of the constitutional individual complaints) in...

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Building a more supportive and tolerant environment for LGBTI children

12-13 APRIL 2024 CHISINAU, REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA

The international Felis conference 2024, organised by the NGO Genderdoc with support of the EU/Council of Europe joint project “Combating discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes in the Republic of Moldova”, took place on 12-13 April 2024, in Chisinau Moldova. It aimed to raise awareness on...

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The European Union and the Council of Europe continue supporting the Armenian authorities to implement reform priorities

10 April 2024 Yerevan, Armenia

The European Union and the Council of Europe together with representatives from the national authorities and beneficiary institutions, held the second Local Steering Committee meeting under the third phase of the Partnership for Good Governance. “Today’s meeting is a proof of excellent...

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Improving data collection on hate crimes in the Republic of Moldova

10 April 2024 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Key stakeholders from the Republic of Moldova responsible to collect data on hate crimes and discrimination gathered in Chisinau, to discuss the latest developments, main challenges, and further steps to improve the national system of data collection in line with European and international...

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Fostering Diversity and inclusion with Young European Ambassadors in Armenia

27 March 2023 Yerevan, Armenia

Five Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) visited the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan to discuss ongoing activities and country-specific initiatives in the field of non-discrimination in Armenia. This included an in-depth exploration of the project “Promoting equality and non-discrimination in...

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Joining efforts with the Young European Ambassadors from the Republic of Moldova in countering hatred and discrimination

20 March 2024 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

“No-hate” Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) from the Republic of Moldova visit the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau to discuss their implication in local work on non-discrimination and create synergies to involve the youth in future actions. This meeting was a follow-up to the series of...

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Advancing regional co-operation to bring forward equality reforms for the protection of LGBTI community

12-13 March 2024 PODGORICA, MONTENEGRO

A regional peer exchange on tackling equality reforms and focusing on the protection of LGBTI persons, took place in Podgorica, Montenegro. Following the regional LGBTI conference on “Addressing the rising anti-gender movement” organised in Pristina“ in November 2023, the two-day event organised...

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Ensuring diversity and inclusiveness: a coordination meeting in Baku with Young European Ambassadors

12 March 2024 Baku, Azerbaijan

Representatives of the Council of Europe Office in Baku, convened a meeting with six Azerbaijani Young European Ambassadors (YEAs), students, young professionals and civil society members, who completed cross-regional online training sessions and an in-person training on promoting equality and...

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Staff of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine trained on key elements of jurisdiction and interpretation of human rights

21 February 2024 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 21 February 2024, the Council of Europe held a workshop for the staff of the Secretariat and the Patronage Services of Judges of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on the key elements of jurisdiction and interpretation of human rights by the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of...

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Improving data collection on hate crimes in the Republic of Moldova

22, 23 and 29 February 2024 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Throughout February 2024, the Council of Europe held three online information sessions on hate crimes for 82 operators of the Police database in the Republic of Moldova. They aimed to present and discuss the latest developments and practices on disaggregated data collection. An efficient...

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First Technical Project Committee Meeting of the PGG Project “Support to development of the constitutional justice in Ukraine”

19 February 2024 Kyiv, Ukraine

The project “Support to development of the constitutional justice in Ukraine” held its first technical project committee meeting on 19 February 2024 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Representatives of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine and the Council of Europe participated in the discussion. The meeting...

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The Council of Europe and the European Union support the introduction of a continuous legal education system for prosecutors in Georgia

23 February 2024 Georgia, Tbilisi

On February 23, 2024, the Council of Europe completed a series of capacity development activities for the General Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia to advance its internal training competences. As a result of the four rounds of training, 32 prosecutors gained knowledge about the basic principles,...

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New national studies on women's access to justice in the Eastern Partnership countries available

19 February 2024 Strasbourg, France

Policy-makers, judges, prosecutors, legal professionals, as well as representatives of academia and civil society can now benefit from updated national studies “Barriers, remedies and good practices on women’s access to justice” for Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. The...

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Ombudsperson staff in Ukraine trained on European anti-discrimination and hate speech standards

25 January 2024 Ukraine

The staff of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsperson) was trained on European anti-discrimination and hate speech standards through two online sessions held on 14 December 2023 and 25 January 2024. These activities were tailored to respond to the mandate of the...

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The European Union and the Council of Europe continue supporting domestic reforms on the path of EU integration for the Republic of Moldova through the Partnership for Good Governance

23 January 2024 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

The European Union and the Council of Europe support the authorities of the Republic of Moldova in the implementation of domestic reforms of importance to the EU integration path of the country and to the benefit of its citizens. The second Local Steering Committee meeting in the Republic of...

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Exchange of experience on corruption risk assessment and management between Eastern Partnership countries

22-23 January 2024 Strasbourg, France

The Eastern Partnership countries have advanced substantially in regulating corruption risk assessment and management processes by designing internal tools and legislative frameworks. Though some countries use more advanced tools and have established clear mandates in this field, others have...

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Towards ensuring right to legal gender recognition in the Republic of Moldova

22 January 2024 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

The Council of Europe facilitated a common platform for discussion between state authorities and civil society organisations from the LGBTI community, with a focus on ensuring the right to legal gender recognition to persons living in the Republic of Moldova, as well as on the related European...

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Young European Ambassadors sending a loud and clear message from Budapest: Say NO to hatred!

17-19 January 2023 Budapest, Hungary

More than 50 Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) got introduced to methods on how to effectively address hate speech and discrimination. This will enable the YEAs to make a difference in their communities through the promotion of equality and diversity, ultimately contributing to combating hate...

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