Cascade training on whistle blower protection for Republika Srpska judges

28 - 29 SEPTEMBER 2022 Teslic

Judges and prosecutors from Trebinje, Prijedor, Srebrenica, Bijeljina, Modriča, Višegrad and Banja Luka are participating in a two-day cascade training on whistle-blower protection and in relation to the protection of freedom of expression in the justice system of Bosnia and Herzegovina, that...

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Cascade training on hate speech for judges, prosecutors and police representatives of Republika Srpska

26 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2022 Teslic

Cascade training on hate speech for the judges, prosecutors and police members of Republika Srpska, gathered participants from Banja Luka, Doboj, Kozarska Dubica, Trebinje and Višegrad. Training on criminal-law aspects of hate speech has been conducted through the discussion on international...

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Congress promotes deliberative democracy and inclusive models of co-creation with citizens

20-21 September 2022 Mostar

The Congress organised a European Conference on Democratic renewal: innovating with deliberative democracy in Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina), on 20-21 September 2022. It brought together local and regional officials from Bosnia and Herzegovina and international experts. The event was opened by...

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Cascade training on defamation and Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation, for lawyers of Republika Srpska

22 - 23 SEPTEMBER 2022 BANJA LUKA

Lawyers from Banja Luka, Doboj, Prijedor, Bijeljina, Teslić, Gradiška, Laktaši and Mrkonjić Grad, participated at the two-days long cascade training on defamation, and strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPPs). The training was based on the presentation of the Council of Europe...

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The Council of Europe ensures systematic, comprehensive, and measurable Human Rights Education for legal professionals

8-9 September 2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Council of Europe held two trainings within the Initial Training Program for 39 newly appointed judges and prosecutors in cooperation with Judicial and Prosecutorial Training Centres of FBiH and RS. The trainings were delivered in accordance with the newly developed Human Rights Training...

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Focus group: Strategic development of the Media Literacy Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina

21 September 2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina

For the purpose of developing a strategic paper aimed at improving the organisational structure and functioning of the Media Literacy Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a focus group was organised on 21 September 2022. The focus group was attended by various members of the Media Literacy Network,...

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European Union and Council of Europe continue to support Western Balkans in fighting human trafficking for labour exploitation

20 September 2022 Belgrade

At the regional conference in Belgrade that started today, the European Union and the Council of Europe stressed the importance of recognising risk factors for trafficking for labour exploitation and developing consistent prevention strategies. Within its continuous support to Bosnia and...

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An overview of human rights’ challenges of Artificial Intelligence and media literacy perspectives in the context of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Responsible Artificial Intelligence

20 September 2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Study on ‘Responsible Artificial Intelligence’ explores multipronged impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on human rights, specifically investigating the intersection of AI and human rights through the broad lens of freedom of expression and media freedom. The Study consists of two main...

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Workshop on ‘Implementing European and International standards on media and information literacy in various domestic institutions’

8 September 2022

On 8 September 2022, the Workshop on ‘Implementing European and International standards on media and information literacy in various domestic institutions’ was organised. The Workshop aimed at supporting MIL stakeholders in their efforts to incorporate good practices and implement MIL standards...

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Congress promotes local democratic renewal through deliberative democracy

Mostar

15 September 2022, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina - The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities organises a European conference on “Democratic renewal: innovating with deliberative democracy”, which will take place on 20-21 September 2022 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The conference aims...

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First Steering Committee Meeting of the 'Enhancing institutional capacities on freedom of expression and information in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EFEX)' project

12 September 2022 Sarajevo

The first Steering Committee meeting of the project 'Enhancing institutional capacities on freedom of expression and information in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EFEX)' was held on 12 September 2022 in Sarajevo. The meeting was attended by representatives of relevant state and entity ministries and...

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Conference and gender mainstreaming training in media in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Gender equality in freedom of expression in Bosnia and Herzegovina

7-9 September 2022 Neum

On the first conference day, the most important European standards on gender equality were presented, including Istanbul Convention that was ratified by Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Committee of Ministers Recommendation on sexism and gender stereotypes in media. According to Mervi...

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Students from 22 pilot schools in BiH participated in the Summer school on the Competences for Democratic Culture

More than 85 primary and secondary school students participated in the Summer school on the Competences for Democratic Culture of the Horizontal Facility action “Quality education for all” held between 23 and 25 August in Konjic. The event provided the opportunity for young people from all...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina- Publication of 2 compliance reports (3rd and 4th evaluation rounds)

1/9/2022 STRASBOURG

GRECO has just made public its following reports on Bosnia and Herzegovina, adopted by GRECO at its 89th Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, December 2021) and at its 90th Plenary Meeting (Strasbourg, March 2022), following the authorisation by the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Interim...

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Cascade training on hate speech for judges, prosecutors, and police representatives of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

1-2 SEPTEMBER 2022 Konjic

Cascade training on hate speech for the judiciary and police members of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina gathered 14 participants, from Konjic, Mostar, Tuzla, Gradačac, Visoko, Sarajevo and Banovići. Training was based on presenting the standards of the Council of Europe set in the European...

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Pupils from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina gather in Konjic to condemn hate speech and bullying

25 AUGUST 2022 Konjic

More than 100 primary and secondary school pupils and teachers from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina gathered at the old bridge of Konjic on 23 and 24 August to raise awareness of hate speech and bullying and to promote the fight against them. The secondary school pupils performed a dance...

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Training on preventing child trafficking through age assessment of children at risk

26-27 JULY 2022 Konjic

Children, especially in the context of mixed migration flows, who are not in possession of any identity documents are exposed to a higher risk of human trafficking and exploitation. To provide them with appropriate shelter and protection services, their age must be established according to age...

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Call for tenders - Transportation and related service for the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo

Call for tenders – Provision of Transportation and related services for the Council of Europe Office in Sarajevo. Tender consists of the following documents: 1. Call for tender 2. Act of Engagement

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Bosnia and Herzegovina adopts LGBTI Action Plan developed with the support of European Union and Council of Europe

2 August 2022 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Council of Ministers adopted last week the LGBTI Action Plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2021 - 2024 aiming to improve the situation with human rights and freedoms of LGBTI persons in the country. This is the first Action Plan of the kind; it was developed with the support of the European...

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Sensitised treatment of LGBTI prisoners in correctional institutions

26-27 July 2022 Igman

25 participants of prison staff from different parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the Ministries of Justice and Human Rights and refugees, strengthened their knowledge and capacities during the education on the topic of treatment of LGBTI persons with an additional focus on transgender...

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