International Day of Democracy: statement by the President of the Congress

CONGRESS 15 September 2020 Strasbourg

The President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Anders Knape, made the following statement on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy: "If democracy is the foundation on which our common values are based, it is at the level closest to citizens,...

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Head of the Council of Europe Office in Pristina meets with the Deputy Minister of Justice and National Coordinator on Domestic Violence in Kosovo*

10 September 2020 Pristina

On 10 September 2020, the Head of Office Frank Power and the local Project Manager for the “Reinforcing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence in Kosovo* - Phase II” Merita Limani had a meeting with the Deputy Minister of Justice and National Coordinator on Domestic...

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iPROCEEDS-2: Starting of the long-distance master programme on forensic computing and cybercrime investigation

13 August 2020 Dublin, Ireland

The iPROCEEDS-2 project will support the participation of 15 representatives from Cybercrime Units and Prosecution Services from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Kosovo* in the long-distance master programme MSc Forensic Computing and Cybercrime...

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Calls for tender (international consultants)

18 August 2020 Pristina

International Consultancy under the Action “Strengthening the Kosovo* Institutions in fight against torture, ill-treatment and other degrading treatment (IKOS)” Tender File Act of Engagement Deadline for submission of tenders/offers: 1 September 2020. _______________ * "All reference to...

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Vacancy announcement - Senior Project Officer

3 August 2020 Pristina

Click here for the details of the new vacancy announcement before the deadline on 25 August 2020.

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Mid-term Steering Committee Meeting of CoE project “Reinforcing the Fight against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in Kosovo*- Phase II"

17 July 2020 Pristina

On 17 July 2020, the mid-term Steering Committee meeting of the project “Reinforcing the Fight against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in Kosovo*- Phase II”, too place in Pristina. The meeting featured introductory remarks from Frank Power, Head of the Council of Europe Office in...

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Newsroom Strengthening the Kosovo* Institutions in fight against torture, ill-treatment and other degrading treatment (IKOS)

21 July 2020 Pristina

On 21 July, the project “Strengthening the Kosovo* Institutions in fighting torture, Ill-treatment and other degrading treatment” was officially introduced to main stakeholders and beneficiaries during the online Kick-off Meeting. The new initiative builds on results and achievement of a previous...

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Vacancy announcement

7 July 2020 Pristina

We are recruiting Project Officer in Pristina!

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Regional online round table “Elections, pandemic and disinformation”

6 July 2020 Strasbourg

In these difficult and uncertain times, the European Union and the Council of Europe are determined to contribute to the international and local discussions and standard setting on freedom of expression to ensure that citizens are provided with reliable and accurate information to ensure their...

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Updated course on Freedom of Expression available on the HELP platform

29 June 2020 Strasbourg

An updated version of the Council of Europe HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) course on Freedom of Expression is now available on the HELP online platform. The course, which was initially developed in 2016, was updated, rebuilt and modernised jointly with the Council of Europe...

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Online Round Table: The Right to Fair Trial

17 June 2020 Pristina

Online Round Table: The Right to Fair Trial On 11 and 15 June, project: "Improving the protection of European Human Rights Standards by the Constitutional Court" organised Online Round Table with the participation of the Constitutional Court, dedicated to fair trial. The discussions were...

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World Forum for democracy 2020: Call for initiatives

15 June 2020 Strasbourg

The 2020 World Forum for Democracy will be dedicated to Environment and Democracy and will take place from 16-18 November 2020 in Strasbourg, France. Participants, in dialogue with high-level speakers, will explore and discuss differing answers to the question of what it really takes to get the...

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Beyond COVID-19, human rights can help save the planet

council of europe 4 June 2020 Strasbourg

The Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, the Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, and the President of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly, Rik Daems,...

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ROMACTED tackles cross-cutting issues during the pandemic in Kosovo*

2 June 2020 KOSOVO*

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, ROMACTED has remained active in its partner municipalities in Kosovo following the first interventions from March 2020 onwards. Assisting communities with food and hygiene items was still challenging during confinement in April and May. The priority of the...

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Law Students from University of Pristina trained on issues with Domestic Violence and Violence against Women

28 May 2020 Pristina

The Council of Europe project on ‘Reinforcing the fight against violence against women and domestic violence-phase II’ jointly with the Center for Transitional Justice of the Faculty of Law - University of Pristina organised an online discussion session/training for Law Students in the topic of...

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Head of Office of Council of Europe meets with Ombudsperson of Kosovo*

20 May 2020 Pristina

On 20 May, the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Pristina, Mr. Frank Power, met with Mr. Hilmi Jashari, Ombudsperson of Kosovo* to discuss matters of mutual interest. Mr. Power commended Mr. Jashari on the expertise and positive reputation of the Ombudsperson Institution of Kosovo, and...

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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT 2020)

15 May 2020 Strasbourg

The 17th of May marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. As remarked by the Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić in her statement ahead of IDAHOT, this year addressing homophobia, transphobia, biphobia and interphobia in the 47 Member States...

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Young LGBTI persons must be protected against violence at home and in public, during this crisis and always

Secretary General 14 May 2020 Strasbourg

Statement by Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) European states must do more to address the specific challenges faced by young LGBTI persons, especially in times of crisis, said Council of Europe Secretary...

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Marking of Europe Day with a message of peace and unity

8 may 2020 kosovo*

Europe Day is marked on the 5th of May by the Council of Europe, to recall the signature of the Treaty of London in 1949, which created the organisation and on the 9th of May by the European Union, to commemorate the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration. Europe Day is celebrated throughout the...

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Venice Commission 30th anniversary

venice commission 7 may 2020 Strasbourg

Statement by Venice Commission President Gianni Buquicchio "On 10 May 1990, eighteen ambassadors of Council of Europe member states took the decision to establish the European Commission for Democracy through Law, better known as the Venice Commission. What looked at the time like the creation of...

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