Coming up soon:
Activities in the past:
Study visit to the Council of Europe by the personnel of the Federal Ombudsman for the Protection of Entrepreneurs Rights in the Russian Federation
France, 6 December
Upon a request by the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for the Protection of Entrepreneurs Rights in the Russian Federation, the PRECOP facilitated a study visit of the personnel of the Federal Business Ombudsman to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on 6 December 2013.
The aim of this study visit was to provide to the participants first-hand information on the cooperation activities of Council of Europe with the Russian Federation. Following are some of the topics that
were discussed during the study visit:
Council of Europe Priorities in the Cooperation with the Russian Federation in 2013/2014-
Directorate General of Programmes (DGPROG);
Specific Council of Europe methodologies for evaluation of the efforts against corruption by member states -
European Court of Human Rights case law against corruption and whistle-blower protection;
Council of Europe Modus Operandi in the implementation of projects in CoE member States and overview of the activities of the Economic Crime Cooperation Unit (ECCU);
Presentation of CDCJ activities in relation to whistle-blower protection; and
Activities of the
Venice Commission in
relation to Ombudsman Institutions.
Presentation of PRECOP RF to Journalists on a Study Visit to the Council of Europe
France, 20 November 2013)
Within the framework of the Media Neighborhood Project BBC Media Action
carried out a Study Tour for Russian Journalists to Strasbourg to provide them with an informed insight on the role of the European Parliament in the process of formulation and implementation of EU’s Policy to Russia. The participants also visited the Council of Europe on 20 November 2013. The focus of the meetings at the CoE
was on its activities supported by the European Commission and on relation with Russia. In relation to the above the Economic Crime and Cooperation Unit of the CoE
made a presentation of the EU/COE Joint project on the “Protection of Entrepreneurs Rights in the Russian Federation from Corrupt Practices - PRECOP RF” to the group of Russian journalists.
(Moscow, Russian Federation, 15 October
The “Launching Conference” of the
project on “Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs in the Russian Federation from Corrupt Practices” took place on 15 October 2013 in Moscow, Russian Federation.
The event was opened by Mr Vygaudas Usackas, Ambassador,
Head of the EU Delegation to Russia, Mr Ivan Koedjikov Head of
the Action against Crime Department, Council of Europe and Mr
Boris Titov Federal Ombudsman for the Protection of
Entrepreneurs' Rights in the Russian Federation.
launching conference was organized in cooperation with the main partner from the Russian Federation, the Federal Ombudsman for the Protection of Entreprenuers Rights who hosted the event at their office premises.
Over 100 participants representing the office of the Federal Ombudsman for the Protection of Entrepreneurs Rights, representatives of the Regional Ombudsman for Protection of Entrepreneurs Rights, Business Associations, Legal Associations, representatives of the EU Delegation and of diplomatic missions from other EU member states attended this event.
The event provided a venue for discussion of the Council of Europe instruments against corruption, the activities foreseen under the project and the training needs for regional ombudsmen.