"Reinforcing Judicial Expertise on Freedom of Expression and the Media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)"

This is a Joint Programme funded by the Council of Europe and the European Union, which builds on the previous Council of Europe work targeting specific needs in the field of freedom of expression and media in South-East Europe.

The programme comprises a series of training activities targeting the judiciary through the innovative HELP methodology, as well as specific activities directed to regulators, journalists and public service media, relating to the interconnected segments, which are of significant importance for freedom of expression and exercise of human rights, in line with Council of Europe and European standards.

The beneficiaries of the programme are: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo* .

A regional component of the programme is dedicated to create opportunities for exchange of best practices and finding common solutions for similar problems.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.