Improving the right to employment, education, and health for the LGBTI community in Albania

22 May 2024 Tirana/Albania

As among the activities marking the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) in Albania, an important public discussion on access to services for LGBTI people was organised by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, with the support of the European Union and...

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Support for North Macedonia’s Directorate for Execution of Sanctions in setting framework for Prison Police intervention teams

20-21 May 2024 Skopje

A working group of experienced prison officials and senior representatives of Directorate for the Execution of Sanctions met on 20-21 May 2024 in Skopje, to discuss the regulations of Prison Police intervention teams. Introduced as a novelty by the latest amendments to the Law on the Execution of...

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The Supreme Court launches new publication on harmonisation of judicial practice in Albania

14 May 2024 Tirana

Harmonisation of domestic judicial practice, in accordance with the case law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), is crucial to strengthening legal certainty and rule of law principles. This represents a key priority within the European Union and Council of Europe Action "Improving the...

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Türkiye'de toplumsal cinsiyete duyarlı hukuk uygulamaları – hukuk profesyonelleri için ne anlama geliyor?

15 Mayıs 2024 Ankara

15 Mayıs tarihinde Ankara'da, Avrupa Konseyi'nin 75. ve Avrupa Konseyi Ankara Program Ofisi'nin 20. Kuruluş yıldönümü etkinlikleri kapsamında, toplumsal cinsiyete duyarlı adalet sistemi üzerine uluslararası bir panel düzenlenmiştir. Panelde, toplumsal cinsiyete duyarlı adalet sistemi ile ilgili...

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Prosecutors from Western Balkans share their experiences on efficiency and quality in a regional seminar organised in Albania


The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) , in co-ordination with the Consultative Council of European Prosecutors (CCPE) organised in Vlora a peer-to-peer workshop for prosecution offices of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo* entitled “Good practices and shared...

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Police managers in Bosnia and Herzegovina affirm manuals on interviewing and public gatherings

16 - 17 May 2024 Zenica

The new methodology for conducting police interviews and operational procedures for policing public gatherings were the key issues discussed at the meeting of 55 most senior police officials at their 3rd annual co-ordination meeting held on 16-17 May 2023 in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH)....

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Enhancing media pluralism: Serbia's new by-laws

15 May 2024 Belgrade

In today’s digital age where the media shapes societal perceptions, effective regulatory frameworks are paramount. With the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe, the Serbian Regulatory Authority for Electronic Media (REM) recently introduced Rulebooks (by-laws) which aim to...

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Judges and State Prosecutors in Montenegro enhanced their knowledge on judicial and prosecutorial ethics and discipline

7 - 8 May 2024 Podgorica

Judicial ethics and principles of professional conduct represent a cornerstone of judicial accountability and professionalism, which needs to be widely promoted among judges and prosecutors, including through judicial training frameworks. Over the course of the workshop held on 7 - 8 May, 35...

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Day of Education for Democratic Culture marked by mentor school “Veljko Dugosevic” from Turija

10 May 2024 Turija

Mentor school for Democratic Culture, “Veljko Dugosevic” from Turija, together with their mentees, elementary school “Slobodan Jovic” from Voluja, marked the Day of Education for Democratic culture in Kaona. The goal of the day was to bring students, local community, and parents together and show...

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Young generations of journalists learn about countering hate speech in media


The University of Tirana’s Faculty of History and Philology hosted an open lecture with focus on hate speech, gathering journalism students and experts to discuss about combating hate speech, especially in the media. Organised by the ‘No Hate Alliance’, with the support of EU and Council of...

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Online course on hate speech now available for civil servants of Bosnia and Herzegovina and as an open source to public

26 April 2024 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Civil Service Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Agency) with the support of the European Union and the Council of Europe, launched in April 2024 the first online course for civil servants on recognising and responding to cases of hate speech. The course, based on an earlier developed Manual,...

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Strengthening prosecutorial ethics and integrity in Montenegro

26 April 2024 Podgorica

„Disciplinary responsibility is not an internal matter of the prosecution and does not only concern the interests of the prosecutor and the Prosecutorial Council. It is a matter of public interest, closely related to the transparency, accountability and quality of justice, and inseparable from...

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Launching the development the first National Strategy for Protecting Victims' Rights in Montenegro

24 April 2024 Podgorica

Montenegro has initiated the development of its National Strategy for safeguarding victims' rights, aiming to establish a framework for systematic protection and support, especially for the most vulnerable groups. With the support of the EU and Council of Europe, the inaugural co-ordination...

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DÜZELTME - Teklif Çağrısı – Türkiye’de Kadınların Adalete Erişimini Desteklemeye Yönelik STK Hibeleri

29 NİSAN 2024 Türkiye

Avrupa Birliği ve Avrupa Konseyi Ortak Programı “Batı Balkanlar ve Türkiye için Yatay Destek” kapsamında yürütülmekte olan “Türkiye’de Kadınların Adalete Erişiminin Desteklenmesi” projesi çerçevesinde, Türkiye’de faaliyet gösteren sivil toplum kuruluşlarına (STK) yönelik bir hibe çağrısı...

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Exchange of experiences between the high courts of Italy and Albania on harmonisation of judicial practices

25 April 2024 Italy

A delegation of the Albanian High Court paid a study visit on 22-24 April, at the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation to exchange experiences on harmonization of judicial practices in line with international standards, in particular the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). They explored the...

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Türkiye’de üniversite öğrencileri toplumsal cinsiyete duyarlı hukuki uygulamalar konusunda eğitim aldı

25 Nisan 2024 çevrimiçi kurs

"Türkiye'de Kadınların Adalete Erişiminin Desteklenmesi" Avrupa Birliği ve Avrupa Konseyi ortak projesi kapsamında 23 Şubat – 22 Nisan 2024 tarihleri arasında üniversite öğrencilerine Avrupa Hukukçular için İnsan Hakları Eğitimi Programı (HELP) içinde yer alan "Kadınların Adalete Erişimi" kursu...

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Fostering effective rehabilitation and reintegration support for violent extremist prisoners and prisoners at risk of radicalisation in the Western Balkans region

24 - 25 April 2024 Tirana

Equipping violent extremist prisoners and prisoners at risk of radicalisation with practical skills and qualifications that enhance their employment prospects after release and providing them with multi-agency support upon release is crucial for their effective rehabilitation and reintegration....

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First group of pilot schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina prepared to become resource centers for democratic culture

23 - 25 April 2024 Bijeljina

The third and final activity for teachers from seven pilot schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), organised within the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Quality education for all”, took place in Bijeljina from 23 to 25 April. Forty primary and secondary teachers participated in the...

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Improved capacities of public prosecutors to implement European Court of Human Rights standards in their decisions

24 April 2024 Belgrade

The first of four planned meetings for public prosecutors on how to refer to standards and case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in prosecutorial acts and on proper ways to quote ECtHR decisions, took place in Belgrade on 24 April. The meetings are organised by the joint European...

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Lawyers from İzmir enhance their knowledge on human rights standards on immigration detention

19 – 20 April 2024 İZMİR

The joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Strengthening the human rights protection in the context of migration in Türkiye”, in co-operation with the Union of Turkish Bar Associations, continue to support lawyers from local Bar Associations across Türkiye. Sixteen lawyers from the İzmir...

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