“Disinformation and electoral campaigns” - new research available online

31 July 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

Since summer 2016, “fake news” has denoted the deliberate, viral spreading of false information on the internet and social media with the intention, for example, of discrediting a political party, tarnishing someone’s reputation or casting doubt on scientific truth. This practice, which hinders...

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Expert discussion on the issue of the excessive lengths of proceedings in Ukraine as established by the European Court of Human Rights in Svitalana Naumenko v. Ukraine and Merit v. Ukraine groups of cases

31 July 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 28 July 2020, Council of Europe held an online event dedicated to the issues of the excessive length of proceedings in Ukraine as established in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in the Svetlana Naumenko and Merit groups of cases. The objective of the event was to present...

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Civil participation Project journal: inspiring success stories

31 July 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe project “Promoting civil participation in democratic decision-making in Ukraine” is presenting its second edition of the UCHANGE Project Journal: Stories that change Ukraine. In this edition you will get acquainted with 6 success stories of innovators, civil society leaders,...

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Presentation of the manual on assessing the needs of IDPs at local level

30 July 2020 Kyiv

On July 29, a manual on assessing the needs of internally displaced persons at local level was presented in Kyiv. This tool has been developed by Kharkiv Institute for Social Research in the framework of the grant provided by the Council of Europe project “Internal Displacement in Ukraine:...

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Analysis on draft laws on labour issues regarding compliance with standards on rights to work of persons with disabilities presented

29 July 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe Project "Promoting social human rights as a key factor of sustainable democracy in Ukraine" presents the analysis of the draft laws No. 2708, 2708-1 and 2708-2 on compliance with the Council of Europe standards - European Social Charter (revised) and anti-discrimination...

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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Call for tender on purchase of local consultancy for conducting research on the application of the pre-trial detention and house arrest in Ukraine through the prism of Article 5 of ECHR

29 July 2020 Kyiv

The Council of Europe Project “Human Rights Compliant Criminal Justice System in Ukraine” is extending the deadline for the tender of local consultancy services purchase under a framework contract for conducting research on the application of the pre-trial detention and house arrest in Ukraine...

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Gender aspects of internal displacement: recommendations to decision-makers, legal professionals, business and NGOs

29 July 2020 Kharkiv

In mid-July 2020 Kharkiv Regional Foundation “Public Alternative” carried out the series of webinars in the framework of the grant provided by the Council of Europe project “Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions”. The grant “Gender sensitiveness of local policies and legal...

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Overview of the practices of the Council of Europe member states in introducing effective remedies to solve the problem of the excessive length of judicial proceedings

28 July 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

Further to the request of the Supreme Court Working Group to develop recommendations with regard to the issue of the excessive length of judicial proceedings in Ukraine, the Council of Europe project "Further support for the execution by Ukraine of judgments in respect of Article 6 of the...

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Discussing the legislative provision of decentralisation of powers and deconcentration of resources

27 July 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 17 July 2020 the Council of Europe supported coordination online meeting chaired by Deputy Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine Vyacheslav Nehoda. The meeting was focused on legislative provision of decentralisation of powers and deconcentration of resources. Four...

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Why the media still lacks gender equality: new report

24 July 2020 STRASBOURG, France

A new Council of Europe report points out that the “mindset and culture” in newsrooms must be “tackled”, with active participation from within the industry, in order for the media sector to “contribute at its fullest” to gender equality. Assessing legal and policy aspects of gender equality and...

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Expert discussion on improving socially-oriented legislation in the context of Burmych and others v. Ukraine group of cases

22 July 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 21 July 2020, an online expert discussion on improving socially-oriented legislation in the context of the execution of the European Court of Human Rights judgements in the Yurii Nikolaevich Ivanov v. Ukraine and Burmych and others v. Ukraine group of cases was jointly organised by the Council...

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Newsletter of the project "Protection of national minorities, including Roma and minority languages in Ukraine"

22 July 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

Newsletter of the project "Protection of national minorities, including Roma and minority languages in Ukraine"

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Open Government in Ukraine : webinar on National – Local Collaboration

21 July 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Congress held co-organised a webinar, on 17 July 2020, on "National – Local Collaboration on Open Government in Ukraine", with the Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC) and the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Secretariat. The aim was to enhance the inclusion of Ukrainian local and regional...

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The Council of Europe and the Prosecutor’s Training Centre of Ukraine signed the Memorandum of Cooperation

21 July 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 21 July 2020, the Council of Europe and the Prosecutor’s Training Centre of Ukraine signed the Memorandum of Cooperation. Its goal is to strengthen cooperation and to formalise the principles of cooperation and joint action in the field of professional training and continued education of...

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Interregional online meetup "From dreams to actions": Ukrainian youth speaks

20 July 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

60 participants from 19 cities and towns of Ukraine took part in an online event organized by the Council of Europe project "Promoting civil participation in democratic decision-making in Ukraine", which brought together practitioners in youth participation. Young people presented their...

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Comparative Study on the Workload of Public Prosecutors in Selected Council of Europe Member States

17 July 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

Council of Europe completed a comparative study on the workload of the public prosecutors in selected Council of Europe member states, including Germany, Ireland, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and Great Britain. The study draws particular attention to the issues of measurement and distribution of...

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