Albania 24 July 2017
On 18-21 July 2017, the joint Horizontal Facility EU/CoE Action “Fighting bullying and extremism...
Tirana 13 July 2017
Harold Epineuse, international expert of The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice...
Tirana 10 July 2017
On 3-7 July 2017 the European Union/Council of Europe Action “Enhancing the protection of human...
The European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (Horizontal Facility) is a co-operation initiative of the European Union and Council of Europe for South East Europe. It is one of the results of the Statement of Intent signed on 1 April 2014 by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe and the European Union Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, in which both Organisations agreed to further strengthen their co-operation in key areas of joint interest.
The Horizontal Facility will cover actions of the Council of Europe in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” as well as Kosovo*. Turkey will not be recipient of technical assistance but may benefit under this Facility from the Council of Europe legislative expertise under the Expertise Co-ordination Mechanism. Continue reading
*“All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.”
The Council of Europe Co-operation Document for Albania 2015-2017 is a framework for co-operation between the Council of Europe and Albania with the overall strategic objective to assist the country in fulfilling its obligations as a Council of Europe member state. The Co-operation Document was developed on the basis of the findings and recommendations of the Council of Europe monitoring bodies, the strategic reform context in Albania, including European Union accession priorities, as well as results and achievements of previous Council of Europe co-operation programmes.