MEDIA ADVISORY: Schools as driving force for democracy: conference in Herceg Novi on Tuesday

1 March 2024 Podgorica

The regional conference „Schools as a driving force for democracy” organised as part of the joint European Union and Council of Europe action "Quality education for all", will be held on 5 and 6 March 2024, starting from 09:30 in Herceg Novi. The opening remarks will be given by: Anđela Jakšić-...

Read More

The State Commission on Compensation for Victims of Violent Crimes constituted in North Macedonia

29 February 2024 Skopje

The State Commission on Compensation for Victims of Violent Crimes was established in North Macedonia aiming to support victims of violent crimes including victims of trafficking in human beings by awarding a state compensation of up to 5,000 euro for the injustice suffered. This constitutes an...

Read More

Safety of journalists: training session held in Bosnia and Herzegovina

28 - 29 February 2024 Sarajevo

The prosecutors and police officers from across Bosnia and Herzegovina were designated points of contacts for the safety of journalists, as a mechanism to improve the systematic protection of journalists. In the training session organised in Sarajevo on 28 and 29 February, they have been...

Read More

European Union and Council of Europe work closely with institutions of Montenegro on prosecutorial legislative reform

22 - 23 February 2024 Budva

The co-operation between the European Union and the Council of Europe on advancing judicial reform in Montenegro has developed considerably in recent years, with a heavy emphasis on relevant work of the Venice Commission and the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO). The positive outcomes of...

Read More

‘Say No to Discrimination’ Week kicks off in Albania

26 February 2024 Albania

The European Union and Council of Europe joint action on “Advancing the protection from discrimination in Albania” is supporting the 2024 Week against Discrimination, an initiative of the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination. Under the slogan “Say No to Discrimination!”, a series of...

Read More

Представници и представнице српских и европских универзитета разговарали о интеграцији компетенција за демократску културу у програме високог образовања

21 - 22. фебруар 2024. године Београд

У Београду је од 21. до 22. фебруара одржан кључни експертски састанак у оквиру заједничког пројекта Европске уније и Савета Европе „Квалитетно образовање за све“, са фокусом на даље унапређење образовних стандарда у Србији. Догађај, посебно намењен високошколским установама, био је усредсређен...

Read More

Приступ информацијама, регулисање електронских медија и безбедност новинара ће бити фокус пројекта у Србији

20. фебруар 2024. године Београд

Слобода изражавања и слобода медија неки су од кључних демократских принципа, као што је истакнуто декларацијом донесеном у Рејкјавику. Управни одбор заједничког пројекта Европске уније и Савета Европе „Заштита слободе изражавања и медија у Србији (PROFREX)“ састао се у Београду и усагласио да...

Read More

Public authorities in Albania raise their capacities on enforcing property rights and execute related Court decisions

22 - 23 February 2024 Durrës

The public institutions engaged in the field of property rights in Albania took a significant step towards enhancing their expertise, during the two-day Training of Trainers on "Property rights and the execution of court decisions”. The event, organised with the support of EU and Council of...

Read More

Middle management staff trained on latest standards and practices in execution of criminal sanctions in Montenegro

20 – 22 February 2024 Becici

The joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Enhancing human rights protection for detained and sentenced person in Montenegro” organised a specialised training for 15 members of middle management staff of the Administration for Execution of Criminal Sanctions of Montenegro (AECS). It...

Read More

Решавање изазова у борби против трговине људима посредством интернета и технологије у Србији

20. фебруар 2024. године Београд

Криминални пејзаж трговине људима значајно се променио са повећањем доступности технологије и приступа интернету и друштвеним мрежама. Трговци људима користе технологију за регрутовање, искоришћавање и контролу жртава, а да нису ни у близини места где је злочин почињен. Постало је теже уочити и...

Read More

Authorities in Türkiye enhance understanding of comparative practices for mitigating money laundering risks from virtual assets and virtual assets service providers

14 - 15 February 2024 Ankara

Joint European Union and Council of Europe “Action against money laundering in Türkiye” has been working on strengthening capacities of authorities of Türkiye in the area of prevention of money laundering (ML). In that framework and in co-operation with the Financial Crimes Investigation Board...

Read More

Anti-trafficking actors in North Macedonia increase their capacities to prevent and combat human trafficking for labour exploitation

20 February 2024 Strumica - North Macedonia

The crime of human trafficking for labour exploitation remains largely under detected, which in turn deprives its victims from protecting their rights under the European Convention on action against trafficking in human beings. The inter-institutional co-operation of the anti-trafficking actors...

Read More

Референтни оквир компетенција за демократску културу укључен у Правилник у Србији

9. фебруар 2024. године Београд

Власти Републике Србије резвиле су и увеле нови Правилник о обављању друштвено корисног, односно хуманитарног рада у установама образовања и васпитања. У њему су прецизирани услови, методологија, садржај и друга питања од значаја за ову врсту рада у установама образовања и васпитања. ("Службени...

Read More

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Council of Ministers ensures its commitment to quality education for all

15 February 2024 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) continue to support the implementation of the Policy Recommendations with a Roadmap for Improving Inclusive Education developed jointly by relevant ministries at state level, entity ministries of education and 10 cantonal ministries of education in...

Read More

Supporting inclusive education, combating hate speech, and ensuring improved health and social services for Roma community in North Macedonia

16 February 2024 North Macedonia

A workshop for community facilitators from 15 municipalities in North Macedonia was organised in Skopje with the objective to increase their skills and capacities in their daily work with the vulnerable communities. This initiative supported by the EU and Council of Europe transferred valuable...

Read More

North Macedonia’s External Oversight Mechanism stakeholders raise their capacities on effective investigations

15-16 February 2024 North Macedonia

In the framework of the continuous assistance to public authorities in North Macedonia for the establishment and functioning of the External Oversight Mechanism, the EU and Council of Europe action “Strengthening the capacities of the penitentiary system in North Macedonia” organised a capacity...

Read More

Judicial Council and Courts take an important step towards greater transparency and outreach

11 February 2024 Podgorica

Public interest in the work of judiciary in Montenegro has increased significantly in recent years. In order to make use of the strengths and opportunities for communicating with media and enhancing public trust in the judiciary, the Judicial Council and the Supreme Court embarked on a process of...

Read More

CEPEJ tools for the efficiency and quality of justice introduced to Albanian court councils

09 February 2024 Tirana

Members of the first instance court councils of Albania, representatives of the High Court of Albania and of the High Judicial Council were part of the capacity building activity on CEPEJ tools on court efficiency and quality of justice, organised with the support of EU and Council of Europe. The...

Read More

Purchase of local consultancy services in the field of freedom of expression and of the media in North Macedonia

9 February 2024 North Macedonia

In the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye” (Horizontal Facility III), the Council of Europe is currently implementing the action on “Protecting Freedom of Expression and of the Media in North Macedonia” (PRO-FREX). In that...

Read More

Support to freedom of media initiatives highlighted in the 1st Steering Committee meeting of PROFREX action in Pristina

7 February 2024 Pristina

Free, independent, plural and diverse media constitutes one of the cornerstones of a democratic society. Key local institutions and stakeholders gathered in Pristina at the first meeting of the Steering Committee of the EU and Council of Europe joint action on “Protecting freedom of expression...

Read More