Public call for the media, chambers of commerce, trade unions and employers’ associations for organising a public awareness campaign on the consequences of using services of 'Trafficking in Human Beings' victims in North Macedonia

29 September 2023 North Macedonia

Within the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe "Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey III" - action on “Strengthening anti-trafficking action in North Macedonia”, the Council of Europe is launching a call for 2 grants (up to 15,000 euro per grant ) that is to be...

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Türkiye'deki avukatların toplumsal cinsiyete duyarlı adli yardıma ilişkin kapasiteleri güçlendiriliyor

30 Temmuz 2023 çevrimiçi açılış toplantısı

Altı barodan (Bursa, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Adıyaman, Tunceli ve Malatya) toplam 282 (167 kadın ve 115 erkek) adli yardım avukatı, "Kadınların adalete erişimi" konulu Hukukçular için İnsan Hakları Eğitimi (HELP) kursunun ikinci uygulamasının açılış etkinliğine katıldı. Açılış etkinliği,...

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Enhancing Montenegrin law enforcement and prosecution's capacities for cryptocurrency transaction analysis and money laundering typology identification

25 - 27 September 2023 Budva

With the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe and in co-operation with the Ministry of Interior of Montenegro, a three-day training for the police and prosecutors was organised on 25-27 September 2023. It focused on investigation and seizure of cryptocurrencies and digital...

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Challenges in the Free Legal Aid system discussed at the International Scientific Conference in Shtip

28-29 September 2023 Shtip, North Macedonia

The 10th International Scientific Conference was held at the University of “Goce Delchev” - Shtip gathering around 80 professors, researchers, scholars and practitioners to discuss several topics concerning the social changes in the global world. A separate Panel on Free Legal Aid was held in the...

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Raising the capacities of penitentiary staff in North Macedonia through the development of a structured training system

28-29 September 2023 North Macedonia

A particular focus of the EU and Council of Europe joint support in North Macedonia is to assist public authorities in enhancing the prison reform, as well as the protection of prisoners’ human rights. In this framework the final draft of Prison Staff Training Strategy and a relevant Programme...

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Informative materials and brochures for citizens published in Montenegro, with a view of raising awareness on the work of prosecutors, mediators and Judicial Training Centre

29 September 2023 Montenegro

With the support of the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Strengthening accountability of the judicial system and enhancing protection of victims' rights in Montenegro”, informative brochures and leaflets on the work of prosecutors have been recently published, printed and...

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National Co-ordination Body in North Macedonia discusses the new Law on court expertise and its impact on the functioning of the Free Legal Aid system

27 September 2023 Skopje

The 13th meeting of the National Co-ordination Body for the implementation of the Law on Free Legal Aid (NCB) in North Macedonia, took place in Skopje to discuss the progress and important challenges regarding the implementation of Free Legal Aid system in North Macedonia. Organised in the...

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Agency for Treatment of Property in Albania capacitated to implement new legislation

September 21-22, 2023 Korça

In the framework of the EU and Council of Europe continuous assistance to relevant public authorities in Albania to further align the legislation and practice in the field of property rights with the European Court of Human Rights standards, a two-day workshop was organised in Korça with the...

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Jandarma Genel Komutanlığı personeli için "İnsan Hakları ve Göç" ve "Göçmen Çocuklara Çocuk Dostu Bilgi Nasıl Aktarılır" konulu eğitim düzenlendi

18-20 Eylül 2023 Antalya

“İnsan Hakları ve Göç" ve "Göçmen Çocuklara Çocuk Dostu Bilgi Nasıl Aktarılır” konulu eğitim programının ilk turu 18-20 Eylül 2023 tarihleri arasında Antalya'da gerçekleştirildi. 3 gün süren eğitim, "Türkiye'de Göç Bağlamında İnsan Haklarının Korunmasının Güçlendirilmesi" başlıklı Avrupa...

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Medical and psycho-social staff capacitated to develop multi-disciplinary treatment plans for forensic patients

19-20 September 2023 Tirana

24 professionals from 5 prisons of Albania and representatives from the Directorate General of Prison Administration increased their capacities on how to provide in-depth assessment to developing of a multi-disciplinary Individual Treatment Plan. Both medical and psycho-social staff increased...

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People with disabilities in Albania are supported to file complaints on discrimination cases

18-20 September 2023 Tirana, Durrës, Shkodra

Persons with disabilities face discrimination and barriers every day that restrict their full enjoyment of human rights and freedoms. Empowering them to advocate for their rights, and seek redress to their concerns and discrimination cases is essential not only to make their voices heard but also...

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For your rights, towards European standards: EU and Council of Europe to continue supporting reform processes in Serbia

20 September 2023 Belgrade

Continuous efforts by the authorities to align with European standards are crucial for improving lives of people in Serbia, and to this end the European Union (EU) and Council of Europe (CoE) will keep supporting the reform processes in Serbia. Thanks to the co-operation with the joint EU/CoE...

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Impact of hate speech in public discourse debated in Pristina

20 September 2023 Pristina

The participants in a high-level conference in Pristina have concluded that: “Hate speech is a form of violence, which should have no place in the public discourse and addressing it requires a multifaceted approach which involves close co-operation between public authorities, local actors, civil...

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MEDIA ADVISORY / High level conference “Hate speech in public discourse” to be held in Pristina

19 September 2023 Pristina

- The conference, titled “Hate speech in public discourse,” will take place on Wednesday, 20 September 2023, starting at 09:30, at the Swiss Diamond Hotel in Pristina, as part of the joint European Union/Council of Europe initiative “Combating Discrimination and Hatred.” The opening remarks will...

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Survey on media literacy among preschool children in Serbia provides important insight

18 September 2023 Serbia

With the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe and in collaboration with Serbia's Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media (REM), a comprehensive study delving into the media literacy of preschool children has yielded valuable insights, redefining our understanding of how the...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: For your rights, towards European standards: First Meeting of the Horizontal Facility Beneficiary Steering Committee

18 September 2023 Belgrade

The First Meeting of the Beneficiary Steering Committee of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye”, will be held on Wednesday, 20 September 2023, from 9:30h onwards, at the hotel Crowne Plaza (Vladimira Popovića 10). Opening...

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Media Regulatory Authority in Serbia empowered for impactful outreach on media literacy

13 - 14 September 2023 Belgrade

In an ongoing commitment of the European Union and the Council of Europe to bolster the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media in Serbia (REM) and advance media literacy in alignment with European standards, a two-day training for trainers session was successfully conducted, for the employees...

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Göç Bağlamında Çocuk Koruma Eğitimlerinin ilk oturumu Ankara’da gerçekleşti

6-8 Eylül 2023 Ankara

Göç Bağlamında Çocuk Koruma konulu eğitim programının ilk oturumu 6-8 Eylül 2023 tarihlerinde Ankara’da gerçekleşti. 3 gün süren eğitim, Avrupa Birliği – Avrupa Konseyi ortak projesi “Türkiye’de Göç Bağlamında İnsan Haklarının Korunmasının Güçlendirilmesi” çerçevesinde düzenlendi. T.C. İçişleri...

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Best practices on investigating child trafficking cases for forced begging shared among professionals from North Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

6 September 2023 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Preventing and combating forced begging, as a form of child trafficking remains an important priority for the authorities in the Western Balkans region where these children may be subject to physical and psychological abuse, cannot attend school and suffer from social injustice. This form of...

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Quality education for all Serbia – second Steering Committee meeting held in Belgrade

8 September 2023 Belgrade

Members of the Steering Committee for “Quality education for all” action in Serbia held their second meeting in Belgrade on 7 September 2023. The meeting was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education, the Institute for Improvement of Education, the Institute for Education Quality...

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