28 févr. 2024
Meeting of the Appellate Courts, Commercial Appellate Court, and Supreme Court held at Belgrade to work on caselaw harmonisationBelgrade 23 February 2024
The first quarterly meeting between the civil law departments of all four appellate courts, the...
27 févr. 2024Serbia 22 February 2024
The joint CoE/EU project "Support for the Implementation of the Judicial Reform in Serbia", in...
26 févr. 2024
Representatives from Serbian and European universities met to discuss how to integrate competences for democratic culture into higher education programmesBelgrade 21-22 February 2024
A pivotal expert meeting took place on 21-22 February in Belgrade as part of the joint European...
The Council of Europe Office in Belgrade was opened by the Secretary General on 16 March 2001, as a contact point for co-operation with the then Federal Republic of Yugoslavia which had applied for membership in the Council of Europe. The work was already underway on joint projects. It has remained in place ever since.
Serbia became the 45th member of the Council of Europe in April 2003, a development that was a natural consequence of the major political changes which took place in autumn 2000 and which allowed Serbia to claim its rightful place among the democratic states of Europe.
Through the Office in Belgrade, the Council of Europe continues to assist the country in its process of democratic reforms and its European integration. In recent years, the Office, in close co-operation with the Serbian authorities, has supported reforms of democratic institutions, the rule of law, human and minority rights, including of the Roma and the LBGTI communities, and local and regional self-government.
The Office also continues to assist with co-operation regarding economic, social, cultural, scientific, legal and administrative matters, and in the maintenance and further realisation of human rights and fundamental freedoms.