Human Rights Approach Guide

25/05/2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe's Practical Guide on the Human Rights Approach for Co-operation Projects provides clear and user-friendly information, guidance and tools on how to apply this approach in practice. It consists of four parts; a Guide introducing the CoE's human rights approach (HRA) and which...

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Increased staff training by videoconference in response to the Covid-19 crisis

17 April 2020 Strasbourg

The project management (PMM) IT tool training has been increased based on staff requests. Since 25 March several Council of Europe Field Offices have been trained in the bespoke project management methods by video conference. Additional training sessions for Field Offices are foreseen throughout...

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Covid-19: Council of Europe’s cooperation programmes adapting to the rapidly evolving situation

13 MARCH 2020 Strasbourg

The Covid-19 situation is evolving fast in France and elsewhere. The Council of Europe’s cooperation programmes continue to carry out activities to the best extent possible, with everybody’s safety as the foremost concern. Some events will be organised by videoconference and some other action...

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Gender mainstreaming toolkit for cooperation

A new toolkit for gender mainstreaming in projects has been developed in collaboration between colleagues. It is part of the follow-up to the Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023. The toolkit includes practical information on how to carry out gender impact assessments, ensure good indicators,...

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Project data now available online

11 January 2019 Strasbourg

A new webpage linked to the project database PMM is now available. Any public visitor is able to generate seven different views of project and programme information from the database. The generation of information is easy and should be of real use for partners, stakeholders and interested members...

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Cooperation programmes supporting the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

20 march 2018 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe supports the United Nations sustainable development goals through most of its work. The development cooperation plays a particularly important role in supporting the 2030 Agenda, with sustainable development goal 16 ‘Peace, justice and strong institutions’ being one of the...

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Major European Union-Council of Europe facilities now in the PMM IT tool

8 MARCH 2018 STRASBOURG

Design, planning, and results monitoring for major European Union-Council of Europe facilities will from now on be managed through the Council of Europe’s development cooperation tool, the PMM IT tool. The Partnership for Good Governance and the European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal...

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Strong interest in the project management method

12 december 2017 Strasbourg

The PMM handbook, the general introduction to the Council of Europe’s project management methodology, has been downloaded more than 2600 times by December 2017. This is approximately as many downloads as the Council of Europe has staff. An increasing number of these downloads are made by national...

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PMM workshops for masters students at University of Strasbourg

5 december 2017 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe Project Management Methodology (PMM) was presented to masters students of the "Management de projets de coopération de l’Union Européenne" programme at the University of Strasbourg during Autumn 2017. The focus was on results-based management and the human rights approach in...

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PMM training: Over 400 colleagues now trained

7 JULY 2017 STRASBOURG

Since the launch in June 2016 more than 400 colleagues have been trained in the new project management methodology (PMM), both in field offices and in Strasbourg. More training events are now being scheduled for the rest of 2017 in Strasbourg and in the field offices. The next two-day training...

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PMM training for management

13 June 2017

Two management training sessions on Project Management Methodology were held with Directors, Heads of Departments, and Heads of Divisions. The participants took the total number of staff trained over 400. Training at this level also completed the full range of grades of Council of Europe staff...

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Director Verena Taylor explains PMM

19 APRIL 2017

In a short video Verena Taylor, the Director of the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes (ODGP) gives her views on PMM and its new IT tool.

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A PMM skills certificate now available

10 march 2017 strasbourg

The first project management metholodogy certificates (PMM) were issued on 28 February. Council of Europe staff that complete both the two-day PMM training and a new e-learning are eligible for this skills certificate that has been developed with the Directorate of Human Resources. The new...

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PMM training: Over 300 colleagues now trained

10 march 2017 strasbourg

Since the launch in June 2016 more than 300 colleagues have been trained in the new project management methodology (PMM), both in field offices and in Strasbourg. More training events are now being scheduled for the rest of 2017 in Strasbourg and in the field offices. The next two-day training...

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Tailored PMM training for Deputy Heads of Offices

9 FEBRUARY 2017 STRASBOURG

A special two-day training session on projet management methodology was held for Deputy Heads of Offices and Heads of Operations on 7-8 February 2017. The training enables Deputy Heads of Office and Heads of Operations to develop advice and support in field offices on results chains, indicators,...

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Project Management Methodology: Wide distribution of the Handbook

17 Octobre 2016 Strasbourg

The Handbook has been downloaded more than 750 times by October 2016. This figure includes almost 300 downloads by project partners, permanent representations and other interested parties. In addition more than 860 print Handbooks have been distributed. A new edition in English is currently being...

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Senior Management Workshop on Project Management Methodology

23 September 2016 Strasbourg

The Deputy Secretary General opened a Senior Management workshop on 23 September, underlining the benefits of the new project management methodology. It will provide more and better information on the Organisation’s cooperation projects. She also stressed that for Project Management Methodology...

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The Council of Europe introduces a new Project Management Methodology

9 May 2016 Strasbourg

In order to strengthen the Council of Europe co-operation with member states and beyond, the Organisation has launched a new Project Management Methodology (PMM), including a handbook, templates and staff training programme. The launch of the Project Management Methodology brings more systematic...

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