“Participation of young women and girls from disadvantaged groups in political and public decision-making processes at local level” – new Council of Europe Toolkit available

23 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

Achieving gender equality is a key element in the implementation of the Council of Europe's mission, which aims to protect human rights, uphold democracy and ensure the rule of law. Ensuring balanced participation of women and men in political and public decision-making processes is one of the...

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Ukraine: Three municipalities join the Open Government Partnership

22 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 20 October, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) welcomed the municipalities of Khmelnytskiy, Ternopil and Vinnytsya among the 56 new members of OGP Local, a global partnership of local governments and civil society organisations joining efforts to ensure that citizens are engaged at all...

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Ensuring stable funding for the public broadcaster is an integral part of democratic society

22 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 19 October, the online discussion on the results and plans of the Public Broadcaster in Ukraine took place. The participants paid special attention to the importance of ensuring funding for the National Public Television and Radio Company of Ukraine (UA:PBC) for 2021 and discussed alternative...

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Study on Issuing Restraining or Protection Orders in Cases of Domestic Violence in Ukraine

22 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

A new report in Ukraine, ‘Court Considerations on Issuing Restraining or Protection Orders in Cases of Domestic Violence: International Standards and Overview of Ukrainian National Practice’ is now available. This study is aimed for use by Ukrainian judges, assistant judges and candidates for...

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Local initiatives in Ukraine: gender-sensitive policymaking in response to COVID-19 pandemic

22 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 9 October 2020, more than 40 Ukrainian elected representatives and civil servants, subject-matter experts and members of the Association of Ukrainian Cities participated in the webinar “Implementation of gender-sensitive policies at local level”. The event was part of a series of thematic...

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CoE’s targeted support and partnership in addressing serious human rights violations appreciated at volatile times

21 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

Current challenges in Ukraine and the world highlight the importance of strong partnerships in protecting and strengthening European Human Rights Values. Today, during her working visit to Ukraine, Ms. Verena Taylor, Director of the Council of Europe (CoE) Office of the Directorate General of...

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Ukraine: e-Democracy tools for improved citizen trust in public institutions

21 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 16 October 2020, the Congress held a webinar on e-democracy tools, a third and final in a series of thematic webinars organised between 9 and 16 October. Representatives of 13 Ukrainian local authorities and of the Association of Ukrainian Cities had the opportunity, jointly with experts from...

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From challenges to solutions: Giving a voice to local underrepresented groups in Ukraine

21 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

A webinar on “Engagement of under-represented groups in local decision-making”, on 15 October 2020, has brought together representatives of 13 Ukrainian municipalities implementing local initiatives, the Association of Ukrainian Cities, as well as local and international experts. Participants...

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Ukrainian National local government best practices Contest 2020: results

20 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

MinRegion of Ukraine keeps the tradition of organising the National local government best practices Contest. On 16 October 2020, the winners of the 9th National contest, based on the Council of Europe methodology, were announced. Local, district and regional authorities were awarded for 39 beacon...

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Congress conducts remote observation procedure in view of local elections to be held in Ukraine on 25 October

20 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Congress will carry out, from 19 to 20 October 2020, a remote observation procedure for the local elections to take place in Ukraine on 25 October 2020, in response to an invitation from the Ukrainian authorities. This new remote format has been introduced as a temporary procedure in...

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Status of a member of the "Biarritz Partnership" is another chance for Ukraine to achieve equality in ensuring rights and opportunities for men and women

19 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On September 12, 2020, Ukraine received the official status of a member of the Biarritz Partnership, an international initiative of equal rights and opportunities. ‘Ukraine's accession to the Biarritz Partnership, initiated at the last G7 summit, is a step towards mobilising our efforts to...

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The HELP course on Right to Liberty and Security launched for Ukrainian judges

12 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 12 October 2020, the Council of Europe in cooperation with the National School of Judges of Ukraine (NSJ) launched the HELP course on Right to Liberty and Security (Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)) in Ukraine. The course was launched for investigative judges from...

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Start of registration for the First All-Ukrainian Competitions on the European Social Charter

15 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe "Promoting social human rights as a key factor of sustainable democracy in Ukraine" announces the start of registration for the First All-Ukrainian Competition on the European Social Charter (moot court*). The students of any form and year of study, of bachelor's or master's...

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Announcement of online discussion: "Viable and financially stable public broadcaster is an integral part of a democratic society"

15 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On October 19 from 14:00 to 16:00 an online discussion on the results and plans of the Public Broadcaster in Ukraine is to be held. Participants will pay special attention to the importance of securing funding for the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine for 2021 and discuss...

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Capacity building on treatment of trauma among IDPs goes online in Mariupol

13 October 2020 Mariupol

On October 5-8, in Mariupol the Project “Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions” held the 2nd round of the capacity building activities for psychologists and social workers "Trauma and Loss: Intervention and Supervision". Activity is organized in co-operation with Israel Trauma...

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Fostering the integration of IDPs: local initiatives for lasting solutions

13 October 2020 Odessa

On September 30 – October 2, the Council of Europe Project “Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions” (hereafter – the Project) in cooperation with the Ministry of the Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine organized an Autumn School “Local initiatives for...

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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Call for tender - Purchase of services on carrying out external Project evaluation

12 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

The Council of Europe Project “Human Rights Compliant Criminal Justice System in Ukraine” is extending the deadline for the tender of services on carrying out external Project evaluation purchase. The deadline has been extended to October 19th! All eligible candidates are invited to participate....

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The Project “Youth for Democracy in Ukraine“ is officially launched

11 October 2020 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 8 October 2020, the Council of Europe project «Youth for Democracy in Ukraine» was officially launched in Kyiv. The hybrid format of the event (online and offline) brought together over 150 people, chiefly are representatives of national authorities and youth civil society organisations as...

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