Call for expression of interest for local consultants

7 January 2016 Azerbaijan

The Council of Europe's Directorate General of Human Rights and the Rule of law has issued a call for interest for local short term consultants for the Council of Europe and European Union's joint project: support to increased efficiency of courts, improved training of judges and judicial...

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Round table on Freedom of Expression: Safety of Journalists, Gender Equality and Media

17-18 December 2015 Baku

Lively discussions on the right to freedom of expression in the context of safety of journalists, gender equality and media, and how to promote the safety of journalists and gender equality in Azerbaijan took place during a recent roundtable in Baku. The representative of the Presidential...

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CyberCrime@EAP II: Second International Meeting

14-16 December 2015 Tbilisi

A new international event under the CyberCrime@EAP II project on “Improving International Cooperation on Cybercrime in the Eastern Partnership Region” took place from 14-16 December 2015, in Tbilisi, Georgia. It was a second in a series of three international meetings on the topic, which was...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: dialogue with the justice sector stakeholders

21 December 2015 Chisinau

On 21 December, with the support of the "Support to the Moldovan Bar Association” component of the “Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyers’ profession in the Republic of Moldova” Project, the Moldovan Bar Association initated and organised, for the first time, a round...

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Support to the Moldovan Bar Association: a revised Code of Ethics

14-15 December 2015 Tbilisi

On 14-15 December, the "Support to the Moldovan Bar Association" component of the PCF Project on “Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyers’ profession in the Republic of Moldova” organized in cooperation with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative ABA ROLI...

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Improving election training in Moldova

2-3 December 2015 Strasbourg

The training needs assessment report and the communication strategy of the Centre for Continuous Electoral Training of Moldova (CCET) were discussed at an expert working group meeting that took place in Strasbourg, on 2-3 December 2015. The meeting allowed for the finalisation of the CCET...

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Democracy in action – local governance discussed between Armenian mayors

9 December 2015 Yerevan

What are the key principles of leadership and local democracy, how to enhance trust in local authorities and how to engage citizens in ethical decision-making processes, are only few of the many questions discussed during the workshop “Mayors, leaders for change”, organised in Yerevan (Armenia)...

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Support to the Georgian Bar Association: forward thinking legislative amendments

4-5 December 2015 Kakheti, Georgia

A discussion on legislative amendments to the Law on Advocates of and the Lawyers Code of Ethics was organised on 4-5 December in Kakheti, Georgia. The meeting is a follow up of two round-table discussions supported with international expertise provided by the PCF Project “Support to the Georgian...

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Mainstreaming good drug prevention practices in Ukrainian prisons

12-13 December 2015 Kyiv

A productive weekend in Kyiv: High-level prison managers, probation specialists and psychologists developed and agreed a practical and detailed action plan on how to mainstream two therapeutic tools in Ukraine’s prisons: Family Conference, and SAVRY, an evidence-based risk assessment methodology....

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Round table on Freedom of Expression: Safety of Journalists, Gender Equality and Media

17-18 December 2015 Baku

A two-day Round table on Freedom of Expression: Safety of Journalists, Gender Equality and Media will be held on 17-18 December in Baku. The round table will be organized in cooperation with the Ombudsman Office, State Committee on Family, Women and Children Affairs and Azerbaijani Press Council....

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Human Rights and the Internet in Georgia

14-15 December 2015 Tbilisi

On 14-15 December 2015, the Council of Europe in partnership with the Georgian National Communications Commission held the Internet Governance Forum – Human Rights with Regard to the Internet. First Channel of the Georgian National Public Service Broadcaster Maestro TV - National Television...

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Non-discrimination advocacy in Ukraine

8 December 2015 Kyiv

On 8 December 2015, the Council of Europe will present a report to the Ombudsperson's Office on how to best advance the work of the Ombudsperson in the realisation of non-discrimination advocacy. The report entitled “Assessment of the Operational Capacities of the Ukrainian Parliament...

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European standards of human rights education are now available for lawyers in Ukraine

9 December 2015 Kyiv

On 9 December 2015, the Council of Europe will present its new distance learning course on human rights available in Ukrainian language “Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and case-law of the European Court of Human Rights”. Main national stakeholders in charge of training...

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Support to the Georgian Bar Association: 2nd Steering Committee meeting

25 November 2015

On 25 November, the Project’s Steering Committee convened in Tbilisi for its second meeting. The objectives of the Steering Committee were to report on implementation progress since its last meeting in June and to present for consultations the Project’s work plan for 2016. The Project team...

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Education for human rights and democratic citzenship in secondary schools in Ukraine

4-5 December 2015 Lviv

Introducing the basic principles and tools of Education for Human Rights and Democratic Cizitenship into school governance helps teachers and school heads to take responsibility together, to allow students to perceive school as the first institution in their lives that organises teaching,...

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Women’s participation in politics and decision-making processes in the Eastern Partnership countries

27 November 2015 Strasbourg

An expert meeting on the Study on women’s participation in politics and decision-making processes in the six countries of the Eastern Partnership took place in Strasbourg on 27 November 2015 with the aim to define a structure of the future study taking into consideration the replies to the...

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Regional conference on gender equality in electoral processes

25-26 November 2015 Tbilisi

Georgia hosted a regional conference for Eastern Partnership countries on gender equality in electoral processes. This conference was organised by the Venice Commission in cooperation with the Central Election Commission of Georgia. The Conference tackled the following issues: Gender equality and...

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Azerbaijan working to improve Courts permformance

27 November 2015 Azerbaijan

A workshop to promote implementation of the SATURN recommendations on judicial statistics was conducted in Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, on 27 November 2015. The event targeted in particular members of secretariats of the five pilot courts, dealing, with the gathering and analysis of statistical...

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Moldova working to improve Courts performance

24 November 2015 Chisinau

A workshop to promote implementation of the SATURN recommendations on judicial statistics was conducted in cooperation with the National Institute of Justice of Republic of Moldova, on 24 November 2015. The event targeted in particular members of secretariats of the six pilot courts, dealing with...

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Information meeting with Ambassadors of EaP countries

23 November 2015 Strasbourg

An information meeting on the state of implementation of country-specific and regional projects was held in Strasbourg on 23 November 2015. More than 266 activities will have taken place under the Programmatic Cooperation Framework in its first year of implementation. Participants at the meeting...

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