Project Description Project Description

The Council of Europe is implementing a Project on the “Improvement of the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty” with a duration of 36 months (October 2022 – September 2025), co-funded through unearmarked voluntary contributions of Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Norway, and the Council of Europe. The Project has an overall budget of 850000 EUR.
The Project will focus on supporting reform initiatives to consolidate the already achieved results within the framework of the 2016-2018 Horizontal Facility action “Enhancing the protection of human rights of prisoners in Kosovo*”, and expand the work to enable favorable conditions for treatment and healthcare provided to persons deprived of liberty compliant with the Council of Europe standards. 
The Project’s target groups are healthcare professionals and other categories of staff in prisons and other closed institutions, whilst the end beneficiaries are prisoners in need of medical attention, forensic institute patients, and persons with mental and physical disabilities accommodated in special social welfare institutions. 


The Project aim will be accomplished through the following measures: 


(i)    strengthening co-operation and increasing consistency and co-ordination of approaches of all relevant stakeholders so as to improve the health care provided to all persons who are de facto, and de jure deprived of their liberty, including convicted persons, patients involuntarily committed to psychiatric hospitalization and persons with mental disabilities placed in social welfare institutions; 
(ii)    further enhancing the professional performance of the Prison Healthcare Department within the Ministry of Health through capacity-building measures, by establishing relevant protocols and strengthening safeguards against ill-treatment; 
(iii)    reviewing legislation and policies regulating involuntary psychiatric hospitalization in light of Council of Europe standards and assessing and revising procedures and information provided to patients on their rights; and,  
(iv)    strengthening the protection of the human rights of detained patients with mental disabilities and facilitating their rehabilitation and reintegration into society.
By achieving the above-mentioned objectives, the project will further enhance the knowledge and skills of medical and non-medical staff in prisons, other closed institutions, and relevant stakeholders, to strengthen the safeguards against ill-treatment in line with Council of Europe standards and the CPT recommendations. It will develop an efficient working methodology and encourage sustainable co-operation, with an overall aim to ensure the protection of the human rights of persons deprived of their liberty, with focus on convicted persons and patients with mental disabilities.

This project is implemented by the Council of Europe, and co-funded by Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Norway, and the Council of Europe.

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* All reference to Kosovo, whether to  the  territory,  institutions  or  population,  in  this  text  shall  be  understood  in full  compliance  with  United  Nations  Security  Council  Resolution  1244  and  without  prejudice  to  the  status  of Kosovo

CALL FOR TENDER CALL FOR TENDER

We are looking for international consultancy services in the area of healthcare for persons deprived of their liberty in Kosovo*.

Deadline for submitting applications is 19 December 2022.

Download the following documents to read detailed information about this:

 Tender File

 Act of Engagement

CONTACTS CONTACTS

Arben LUBACH

Senior Project Officer 

 [email protected] 

Ext. 6786

 +383 38 40 77 66

 

Majlinda JASHANICA

Project Assistant

 Majlinda.[email protected]

Ext. 6796

: +383 38 40 77 76