The main partners of the Project are the National training institutions and Bar associations from six beneficiaries in the Western Balkans and members of the HELP network: Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

The main beneficiaries are legal professionals of the Western Balkans.

The main aim is to contribute to an increased protection of fundamental rights in the Western Balkans in areas such as access to justice for women, asylum, children's rights, data protection and privacy rights, prohibition of ill-treatment, procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings and victims' rights, property rights, rights of persons with disabilities, violence against women and domestic violence.

The specific objectives are:

  1. To enhance the capacity of legal professionals in the Western Balkans to apply fundamental rights standards effectively and coherently in their daily work;

  2. To strengthen the capacity of National Training Institutions (NTIs), Bar Associations (BAs) and universities to provide high quality education and training on fundamental rights.


*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

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‘Property Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights’ HELP course launched for legal professionals in Kosovo*


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HELP course on International Co-operation in Criminal Matters launched for Montenegrin lawyers


Montenegro, 14 March 2022- Montenegrin lawyers and legal professionals participated in the online launching event of the Council of Europe HELP course on International Co-operation in criminal matters, which marks a further step for the joint EU and Council of Europe action “HELP in the Western...

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Help Course “Child friendly Justice” launched for legal professionals in Albania

11 April 2022 Albania

The Council of Europe HELP online course on Child friendly Justice, was launched online for a group of legal professionals from Albania in co-operation with the Albanian Bar Association. During the launching event, organised with the support of the joint EU and Council of Europe ‘HELP in the...

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