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The South Programme II holds its second bilateral Steering Committee with Tunisia

22 November 2016 Tunis, Tunisia

The South Programme II second bilateral Steering Committee with Tunisia was held on 22 November 2016 in Tunis. It saw the participation of a large number of representatives of the ministries, institutions and the academic sphere of Tunisia alongside the Council of Europe and the European Union....

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6th UniDem Seminar: “Women and the Employment Market” in the Southern Mediterranean

headline 7-8 November 2017 Alger, Algeria

Empowering women through their participation in the labour market was the central theme of the 6th UniDem Med seminar of the Venice Commission, held on 7-8 November 2017, in Algiers (Algeria). Organised at the request of the Constitutional Council and the Directorate General of Civil Service and...

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MedSPAD Committee calls for a strengthened synchronization of data collection in the Mediterranean region

headline 21 September 2016 Lisbon

“Mediterranean School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs” (MedSPAD) committee gathered in Lisbon on 21 September 2016 for its 6th meeting devoted to the discussion of monitored trends in the prevalence of substance use and abuse among youth in the Mediterranean region. Set-up in 2014, the...

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Strengthening the legal framework of the electoral process in Jordan

headline 20-21 September 2016 Amman

Within the framework of the South Programme II, a representative of the Venice Commission took part in the first observation mission conducted by a delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) during the early elections of the Jordanian House of Representatives which...

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Jordanian intercultural cities take part in the seminar on “Social innovation for refugee inclusion”

headline 12-13 September 2016 Brussels

Four representatives of the Jordanian Intercultural cities participated in the “Social innovation for refugee inclusion” seminar which was organised in Brussels on 12-13 September 2016, by the European Council of Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) jointly with the European Economic and Social Committee...

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Supporting the strategic development and functioning of the Tunisian National Authority for the Prevention of Torture

2,8-9,16-18 June,18 July 2016 Tunis

A significant step in the establishment of the Tunisian national preventive mechanism (NPM) was marked by the consecutive working sessions held in Tunis on 2, 8-9, 16-18 June and 18 July 2016 on the topic of the 2016-2017 financial resources and workplan of the National Authority for the...

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First visit of the CEPEJ to Sidi Bouzid and Gabes

11-13 July 2016 Sidi Bouzid, Gabes and Kairouan

A team of CEPEJ experts carried out a three-day mission in Tunisia on 11-13 July 2016. The main objective of this mission was to conduct a first assessment of the functioning of four new pilot courts in Sidi Bouzid and Gabes. The outcome of such assessments will serve as basis for developing...

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Capacity building on anti-corruption inquiries for INLUCC staff members

11-12 July 2016 Tunis

The South Neighbourhood Anti-corruption Project II (SNAC 2) - framed under the South Programme II - held a two-day training workshop on anti-corruption inquiry techniques for the investigators of the Tunisian anti-corruption Authority (INLUCC) and representatives of other control and...

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Education and democracy: young leaders from Morocco, Tunisia and Bulgaria discuss challenges and opportunities

25-30 may 2016 Pravetz, Bulgaria

21 young political and community leaders from the Council of Europe’s Schools of Political Studies in Bulgaria, Tunisia and Morocco have participated in the third Summer Academy for Strengthening Democracy in the Euro-Med Region which was dedicated to democracy and education. The event was...

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Focus on human rights: the Council of Europe organises a regional training for the Southern Mediterranean

23-26 May 2016 Strasbourg

The second module of the Programme for advanced training in the field of human rights (PATHS) devoted to the “Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and other international systems for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms” was organised in Strasbourg from 23 to...

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