Call for tender: International consultancy services

25 November 2022 Pristina

The Council of Europe Project “Improvement of the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty” is 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. Please read the...

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Call for tender: Purchase of Services for Implementation of the Survey on Users’ Satisfaction with Services Provided by the Constitutional Court

24 November 2022 Pristina

The Council of Europe’s project “Support to the Constitutional Court in Applying and Disseminating European Human Rights Standards” calls for tenders for provision of services for implementation of the Survey on Users’ Satisfaction with Services Provided by the Constitutional Court. Details of...

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New report assessing the alignment of measures on violence against women in Kosovo* with the Istanbul Convention

24 November 2022 Pristina

The assessment of the alignment of domestic laws, policies and other measures with the standards of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) has been launched. This assessment report applies the methodology of...

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Don’tBeSilent! Prevent Human Trafficking!

18 October - 18 November 2022 Pristina

A month-long anti-trafficking campaign #Don’tBeSilent! Prevent Human Trafficking! is concluded. Our project, “Enhancing anti-trafficking action” supported the Ministry of Internal Affairs on preparation of the campaign, launched on 18 October, on European Anti-trafficking Day. The campaign was...

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Peer-to-Peer international workshop with the Kosovo Judicial Council and the High Judicial Council of Albania on shared challenges concerning the efficiency and quality of justice

8-9 November 2022 Tirana

On 8-9 November 2022, members of the Kosovo Judicial Council and the High Judicial Council of Albania met in Tirana to discuss shared challenges concerning the functioning of their respective justice systems as well as the support that CEPEJ could provide in the coming years as a continuation of...

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Roundtable on Responsive Budgeting targeting Roma Ashkali Egyptian Communities held in Pristina

28 OCTOBER 2022 PRISTINA

On 28 October, a Roundtable on Responsive Budgeting for Roma Ashkali Egyptian communities took place in Pristina to mark a step forward to advancement of Human Rights in vulnerable communities. Representatives from 10 partner municipalities participated in the event, confirming commitment to...

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The achievements of regional co-operation on freedom of expression and freedom of the media discussed in Montenegro

20 October 2022 BUDVA, Montenegro

The Closing Conference of the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in South-East Europe (JUFREX)” has brought together the main partners and beneficiaries of the action. It was attended by representatives of legal professions and their...

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Call for proposals for NGOs to provide tutoring for students, Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian girls and boys in the upper secondary level of education

01 November 2022 Pristina

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Building Capacity for Inclusion in Education - INCLUDE” the Council of Europe is launching a Call for Proposals for a grant to local civil society organisations (CSOs) to provide tutoring for students from Roma, Ashkali...

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Training on the protection of whistleblowers

27-28 October 2022 Pristina

Legal advisors and administrative staff of courts and prosecutions were trained on European Union, Council of Europe, and ECtHR standards on protection of whistleblowers as well as on domestic legislation, and its implementation in practice. There was an in-depth elaboration of the...

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Open call for proposals

28 October 2022 Pristina

The Council of Europe is looking for a provider to sign a One-off Contract on Event Management Services covering the following services: catering, printing, photography and local transportation services. Below please find all the necessary documents regarding this tender: For more information,...

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Collecting equality data, developing policies and guidance among peers: Equality bodies across South/East Europe equipped with new tools to address hate speech

19 October 2022 Strasbourg

The third and the final workshop on “Addressing hate speech through improving data collection” for equality bodies from Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership region took place on 18-19 October 2022, in Strasbourg. As the previous two events on this subject this year (June, July 2022), but...

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Open call for local consultants (psychologists)

20 October 2022 Pristina

We are looking for qualified psychologists to participate in the Pool of Local Consultants. Our joint EU/CoE project “Building Capacity for Inclusion in Education - INCLUDE” calls for tenders for local consultancy services for implementation of a range of project activities related to building...

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European Anti-Trafficking Day: States must urgently tackle human trafficking for labour exploitation

GROUP OF EXPERTS ON ACTION AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS (GRETA) 17 October 2022 Strasbourg

Ahead of the European Anti-Trafficking Day (18 October) the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has stressed the urgency of tackling the growing menace of trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation. Helga Gayer, President of GRETA,...

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Training session on freedom of expression for new judges and prosecutors

13 October 2022 Pristina

The new generation of judges and prosecutors who will soon join the justice system was part of the training on the main principles and sources of freedom of expression. The participants were provided with information about the main standards and notions related to freedom of expression and...

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Effects of the civil law against defamation and insult in journalism discussed with university students in Pristina

12 October 2022 Pristina

Today, a lively discussion on the effects of the civil law against defamation and insult in journalism was successfully concluded with students of the Department of the Journalism from the University of Prishtina. The focus of the discussion was the concepts of defamation and insult, as well as...

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Training for lawyers on the right to freedom of expression, defamation, and protection of reputation

06-07 October 2022 Mitrovica

For two days in a row, lawyers functioning in different municipalities underwent training on defamation. The training addressed the importance of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights which serves as an important reference point for assessing the risks of human rights violations that...

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A new partnership to bring forward human rights and non-discrimination principles at local level in Kosovo*

30 September 2022 Pristina

As of the month of September 2022, the Council of Europe Office in Pristina enlarged its cooperation with the Office for Good Governance under the Office of Prime Minister, but also with the Ministry of Local Self Government and a number of municipalities. This is thanks to the support of UNIMIK...

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Training for lawyers on balancing the exercise of freedom of speech and other protected rights

28 September 2022 Brezovica

Twelve lawyers (8 men and 4 women) were introduced to the scope of Article 10 of the European Court of Human rights as well as to the constitutional and local legal provisions in force. During the two-day training, the role of the media and watchdog organisations on one hand and the negative and...

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Law enforcement agencies and civil society activists from Kosovo* and Albania advance exchange on countering hate crime’s practices

21-22 September 2022 Pristina

More than 20 representatives of law enforcement agencies and LGBTI activists from Kosovo and Albania during 21 and 22 of September gathered in Pristina for the second time, following the meeting organised on March in Tirana, to exchange on their respective practices in addressing hate crimes...

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European Day of Languages, 26 September

26 September 2022 Council of Europe

Celebrate the European Day of Languages with us! Today, we mark the European Day of Languages. Check the European Days of Languages website to further explore linguistic diversity to achieve greater intercultural understanding.

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