IKOS and Justice Academy introduced the Istanbul Protocol - UN Manual on Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Ill-treatment, adjusted to local context

7-8 September 2021

On 8-10 September, IKOS in partnership with Justice Academy organized training of trainers (ToT) on investigation, documentation and processing of cases of torture and ill-treatment. 18 trainers of the academy including judges, prosecutors and police officers accompanied with members of the...

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The role of the media regulatory authorities in the Western Balkans in the new media paradigms

9 September 2021 Budva

In order to discuss and exchange views on the role of the media regulatory authorities in the new media paradigms, a Regional Conference was organised with the participation of media regulatory authorities from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia....

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European Heritage Days 2021 celebrate “Heritage: All Inclusive!”

council of europe 2 September 2021 Strasbourg

The 2021 #EuropeanHeritageDays will celebrate Inclusive and Diverse Heritage to encourage broad participation in culture, to foster and celebrate diversity, and to emphasise that interaction with individuals and communities with different cultural backgrounds can enrich our lives. Particular...

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We are hiring!

13 August 2021 Pristina

Vacancy Notice n° o33/2021 Senior Project Officer We are recruiting a Senior Project Officer for our project on Reinforcing the Fight against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (Phase III). The position is based at our Office in Pristina, and the contract is expected to run until 28...

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Council’s project "Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings” supported local authorities to review Standard Operating Procedures for Trafficked Persons

2-6 August 2021 Pristina

During 2️-6 August, a-5 day workshop was organised, in co-operation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the authorities against trafficking in human beings, to review Standard Operating Procedures for trafficked persons. Along with Standard Operating Procedures, the working group,...

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Support NPM visits to facilities in Mitrovica region

03 August 2021 Mitrovica

On 28 – 30 July, project supported monitoring visit of the National Preventive Mechanism against Torture (NPM) to places of deprivation of liberty in Mitrovica region. It was followed by the online mentoring session held on 2 August, which was facilitated with support of distinguished...

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Building bridges between past and present, to enable a better future

council of europe 2 August 2021 Strasbourg

In a statement to mark European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day, on 2 August 2021, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Buric has highlighted the importance of remembering Roma Holocaust victims. She stressed that learning from the past would allow for a better future for Europe’s...

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Our impact - Meet Venera Kabashi

30 July 2021 Pristina

The first thing you notice when you speak with Venera is her passion and commitment to her job when she talks about her career journey that brought her to pursue the dream of being a successful human rights lawyer currently based at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg. Since...

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Public officials in Pristina trained on analysis of data and reporting on discrimination

28 July 2021 Pristina

The first training of trainers took place during 27 - 28 July 2021 in Pristina in a hybrid event, as part of the close partnership between the European Union and the Council of Europe with the Office for Good Governance in the Office of the Prime Minister. The programme is supporting the process...

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Call for tender - Deadline 17 September 2021

27 July 2021 Pristina

The joint Council of Europe/European Union Horizontal Facility II programme and its action on "Strengthening the Quality and Efficiency of Justice in Kosovo*" (KoSEJII) is looking for a provider to conduct a satisfaction survey aimed at court users of three selected basic courts, based on the...

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Youth from the region attended the Summer School on European standards on freedom of expression

12-16 July 2021 western balkans

An online Regional Summer School on European standards: freedom of expression and freedom of the media has been organised from 12 to 16 July 2021 and attended by law and political science students and young professionals from the Western Balkans. The Summer School raised awareness and improved...

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Hate at glance in the Western Balkans region

20 July 2021 western balkans

The “Block the hatred. Share the love!” regional campaign aimed to address the phenomenon of hate speech, thus raise awareness among the general public about the imminent danger of hate speech and its negative effects in the Western Balkans societies moves forward. This week, the campaign gets...

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Protection of children and minors and media ethics

12 July 2021 Pristina

The EU/CoE Action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Association of Journalists organised a one day training/lecture for journalists, students and civil society activists on protection of minors in the media on 12 July 2021. 15...

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Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo*: Training on protection and safety of journalists with lawyers and police officer 01-02 July 2021

1-2 July 2021 Pristina

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with Bar Association organised a two-day training for lawyers and police officers on Protection and Safety of Journalists, from 01-02 July 2021. 21 lawyers and police officers (14 men and 7...

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Training for lawyers on access to public documents and information & freedom of expression on internet

18-19 May 2021 Pristina

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Bar Association organised a two- day training for lawyers on access to public documents and information & freedom of expression on internet, on 18-19 May 2021. Around 30 lawyers from...

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Training on Protection and Safety of Journalists for prosecutors and police officers

17-18 June 2021 Pristina

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) in cooperation with the Academy of Justice organised a two-day training for prosecutors and police officers on Protection and Safety of Journalists, from 17-18 June 2021. More than 30 prosecutors from...

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Training webinar: dealing with misinformation and using publicly available sources while handling whistle-blowers reports

15-16 June 2021 Pristina

The EU/CoE action on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the media in Kosovo* (JUFREX2) and Project against Economic Crime in Kosovo* (PECK III) organized a two-day training webinar on dealing with misinformation and using publicly available sources while handling whistleblowers reports. 25...

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Launching Awareness Raising Guidelines on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in Kosovo*

10 June 2021 Pristina

On 10 of June 2021, the Council of Europe in co-operation with the National Coordinator on Domestic Violence and the Agency for Gender Equality launched the newly developed Awareness Raising Guidelines on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence. Keynote speeches where offered by Frank Power,...

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Meet our “No Hate” Ambassadors who joined the “Block the hatred. Share the love!” campaign

7 June 2021 western balkans

The “Block the hatred. Share the love!” campaign dedicated to counter the phenomenon of hate speech in the Western Balkans, launched in social media in December last year, is now going local. It is engaging important public figures and personalities in the quest to fight hate speech, particularly...

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