New reference websites on the CEPEJ work in the framework of the co-operation programmes with the countries of the Eastern partnership

CEPEJ 4 June 2015 Strasbourg

Since January 2015, the European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) cooperates with Azerbaijan, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine under a new Programmatic Cooperation Framework financed by the European Union and known as the “PCF”. The aim of the involvement of the CEPEJ is to use...

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Inception visit by CEPEJ experts to the Republic of Moldova

CEPEJ 1-3 June 2015 Republic of Moldova

On 1-3 June 2015, a delegation of the European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ) experts visited the Republic of Moldova in the framework of the Project “Strengthening the efficiency of justice and support to lawyers’ profession in the Republic of Moldova”, which is part of the...

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Launch of project to strengthen health care in prisons in Armenia

DG I: Criminal Law Cooperation Unit 2 June 2015 Yerevan

On 2 June 2015, the Council of Europe and European Union joint project on “Strengthening Health Care and Human Rights Protection in Prisons in Armenia”was officially launched in Yerevan, in partnership with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Armenia. The project will last 24-months and...

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Strengthening independence of justice in Georgia

Council of Europe Office in Tbilisi 2 June 2015 Tbilisi

On 2 June 2015, the launch of the Council of Europe and European Union joint project “Support to the Georgian Bar Association” took place in Tbilisi. The project objectives are : increased compliance of national legislations and regulations concerning the mandate and functioning of the Georgian...

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Combatting corruption in higher education in Armenia

ODGP 27 May 2015 Yerevan

The Council of Europe and European Union joint project “Strengthening Integrity and Combating Corruption in Higher Education in Armenia” was launched in Yerevan on 27 May 2015. The duration of the project is 24 months; it isexpected to be completed by 31 December 2016. This project is launched...

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Therapeutic communities in prisons in the Republic of Moldova

Pompidou Group 29 May 2015 Chisinau

The Pompidou Group and the Department of Penitentiary Institutions of the Republic of Moldova, represented by Ms Ana Dabija, signed on 29 May 2015 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aim of consolidating effective co-operation in the implementation of the project “Establishing...

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Training for integrated care for drug-using inmates in the Republic of Moldova

Pompidou Group 25-29 May 2015 Chisinau

A training for 'Integrated Care for Drug-using Inmates in Therapeutic Communities" is taking place in Chisinau, 25-29 May 2015. Moldovan prison staff from the female prison Rusca and the male prison Pruncul as well as NGO members discuss the methodology and praxis of therapeutic communities. At...

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First steering committee meeting of Eastern Partnership countries

Human rights education and democratic citizenship

Council of Europe Office in Ukraine 22 April 2015 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe and European Union joint project to “Promote human rights education and democratic citizenship (EDC/HRE) in Eastern Partnership countries” held its first steering committee in Kyiv on 22nd April 2015. The steering committee was set-up to supervise the implementation of the...

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First steering committee on strengthening local governance

Local Governance in Eastern Partnership countries

Good Governance 15 April 2015 Strasbourg

Following the signing of the Programmatic Cooperation Framework Agreement (PCF) between the EU and the Council of Europe, a new project has been launched with the aim of strengthening institutional framework for local governance in the six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries, namely Armenia,...

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Fact finding visits to strengthen the efficiency of the justice system in Ukraine

Justice Capacity Building Unit 30 March-3 April 2015 Kyiv, Ukraine

Two fact-finding visits for the joint Council of Europe-European Union project “Strengthening the efficiency of the justice system in Ukraine”, financed by the EU/CoE Programmatic Cooperation Framework for Eastern Partnership countries, took place in Kyiv between 30 March – 3 April 2015. The...

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PCF activities presented during steering committee meeting in Georgia

ODGP 24 February 2015 Tbilisi, Georgia

At the Steering Committee meeting on 24 February 2015 in Tbilisi, the participants discussed the results of the CoE Action Plan for Georgia 2013-2015 as well as implementation of the programmes in 2015, including the projects under the Programmatic Cooperation Framework (PCF) for Eastern...

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Application of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights

Launching conference on human rights training in Azerbaijan

DG I 24 February 2015 Baku, Azerbaijan

The launching conference of the project 'Application of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in Azerbaijan' was held in Baku on 24 February 2015. This project is part of the new European Union and Council of Europe Programmatic Cooperation...

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PCF activities presented during steering committee meeting

ODGP 5 March 2015 Yerevan, Armenia

At the Steering Committee meeting on 5 March 2015 in Yerevan, the participants discussed the results of the CoE Action Plan for Armenia 2011-2014 as well as implementation of the programmes in 2015 and beyond, including the projects under the Programmatic Cooperation Framework (PCF) for Eastern...

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Conference on the security of journalists

PACE 12 June 2015 Kyiv, Ukraine

A regional conference to raise awareness about the security of journalists will be organised in Kyiv, Ukraine on 12 June. Delegations of MPs from Eastern Partnership countries have been invited and will discuss parliamentary initiatives for the safety of journalists and hold exchanges of views...

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Parliamentary conference on elections

PACE 4-5 June 2015 Paris

The Venice Commission co-organised in cooperation with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the French National Assembly a conference on the implementation of the right to free elections. The challenge of implementing electoral legislation and compliance with standards of the...

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Regional seminar on social rights in Eastern Partnership countries

PACE 18 May 2015 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

The Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly will hold its first regional seminar on social rights in Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries in Chisinau (Republic of Moldova) on May 18. The seminar will focus on the revised European Social Charter. Members of the national parliamentary committees...

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Capacity building seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights

PACE 19-20 March 2015 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly held its first seminar on the Convention of Human Rights standards and implementation of the Strasbourg Court’s judgments under the Programmatic Cooperation Framework for Eastern Partnership countries in Strasbourg on 19-20 March 2015. A group of 20...

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Launch of PCF project to improve electoral training in the Republic of Moldova

6 February 2015 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe launched a new 3-year project on assistance to the Centre for Continuous Electoral Training (CCET) under the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Moldova. The project is financed by the European Union and the Council of Europe and implemented by the Council of...

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PCF launch meeting for reforming electoral practice in Eastern Partnership countries

16 February 2015 Strasbourg

A one day kick-off meeting with representatives from NGOs in charge of domestic election observation of the Eastern Partnership countries took place in Strasbourg on 16 February 2015. The objectives of the event were to introduce to stakeholders the 3-year project and to agree with them on a...

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Human rights education for legal professionals in Azerbaijan

Working group for human rights education 12 May 2015 in Baku

DG I 12 May 2015 Baku, Azerbaijan

Two new Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals courses will be developed and existing European Convention of Human Rights materials and tools will be updated in Azerbaijani. A working group comprised of two international and three national consultants will be established for this purpose....

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