Safety of Journalists: Training for prosecutors and police officers in Bosnia and Herzegovina

28-29 February 2024 SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

The prosecutors and police officers from across Bosnia and Herzegovina were designated points of contacts for the safety of journalists, as a mechanism to improve the systematic protection of journalists. In the training session organised in Sarajevo on 28 and 29 February, they have been...

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Citizens' Assemblies in Banja Luka and Mostar spark local citizen participation

29 February 2024 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Citizens’ Assemblies in Banja Luka and Mostar concluded after three weekends of deliberations. Based on a tailored methodology designed to ensure transparency and inclusivity, Citizens’ Assemblies provided a platform for joint policy development and co-creative decision-making between local...

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Ending labour trafficking and empowering its victims

28 February 2024 SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

The progress achieved so far in Bosnia and Herzegovina to prevent and combat labour trafficking was the focus of the round table organised by the Council of Europe. Measures to address vulnerabilities to labour trafficking as well as to investigate and remediate to labour trafficking were...

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Second group of prison staff successfully completed training on management of violent extremist prisoners

8-9 FEBRUARY AND 22-23 FEBRUARY 2024 SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

The second group of prison staff from Bosnia and Herzegovina, coming from multidisciplinary teams working directly with violent extremist prisoners (VEPs) or inmates at risk of becoming radicalised, have completed all six modules of the new specialised in-house training programme, facilitated by...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina to advance freedom of expression and information monitoring and reporting

21 and 22 February 2024 Banja Luka

The rights to freedom of expression and access to information are the cornerstones of democratic society. Representatives of institutions at the State, entity and Brčko District levels, independent bodies, as well as representatives of the civil society in Bosnia and Herzegovina, are working to...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Council of Ministers ensures its commitment to quality education for all

20 February 2024

Authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) continue to support the implementation of the Policy Recommendations with a Roadmap for Improving Inclusive Education developed jointly by relevant ministries at state level, entity ministries of education and 10 cantonal ministries of education in...

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Call for Tenders for International Consultancy Services

16 February 2024 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Deadline for submission of tenders: 1 March 2024 Within the scope of the Project “Support to a coherent national implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights and facilitating execution of ECtHR judgments in Bosnia and Herzegovina” international short term consultancy services shall...

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Call for Tenders for National Consultancy Services

16 February 2024 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Deadline for submission of tenders: 1 March 2024 Within the scope of the Project “Support to a coherent national implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights and facilitating execution of ECtHR judgments in Bosnia and Herzegovina” national short term consultancy services shall be...

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Banja Luka joins the deliberative wave: first citizens’ assembly focusing on youth

3 February 2024 Banja Luka

On 03 February 2024, the City of Banja Luka launched its first Citizens’ Assembly – becoming the second local authority in Bosnia and Herzegovina to embark on a deliberative venture with the support of the Congress. The Assembly gathers 35 randomly selected citizens who will deliberate over three...

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The power of inclusive and hate-free sports

26 - 27 JANUARY 2024 Sarajevo

Inclusive sports provide a platform where people can come together in a spirit of mutual respect, no matter their respective abilities, gender, ethnic or religious background, colour, sexual orientation, etc. By embracing diversity, sports challenges stereotypes and prejudices, fostering a...

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Council of Europe discusses the review and proposals to strengthen draft addenda and amendments to the Law on the Financing of Political Parties of Bosnia and Herzegovina

30-31 January 2024 Tarčin, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A workshop to present a comprehensive review of the draft addenda and amendments to the Law on Political Party Financing as set forth by the Central Election Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina was organized on 30-31 January 2024 in Tarčin near Sarajevo. The review includes an analysis of the...

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Teachers and schools supported in building capacity for democratic school culture

22 - 26 JANUARY 2024 Mostar

66 primary and secondary teachers from nine pilot schools involved in the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Quality education for all” in Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in the second of a series of capacity building sessions strengthening teachers’ capacities and enabling...

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Congress supports Mostar’s inspiring journey on the road of deliberative democracy

27 January 2024 Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 27 January 2024, the City of Mostar launched its second Citizens’ Assembly – an innovative and inclusive participatory process supported by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. The Assembly, commissioned for the first time by the city itself, gathers 40 randomly selected citizens...

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Young European Ambassadors sending a loud and clear message from Budapest: Say NO to hatred!

17 - 19 JANUARY 2024 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

More than 50 Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) got introduced to methods on how to effectively address hate speech and discrimination. This will enable the YEAs to make a difference in their communities through the promotion of equality and diversity, ultimately contributing to combating hate...

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Congress supports local authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina in fighting sexism

18 January 2024 Bosnia and Herzegovina

As part of its commitment to enhancing gender equality and fighting sexism against women candidates and local office holders, the Congress launched, on 18 January 2024, a practical Guide for women and men on preventing and combatting sexism in local politics in Bosnia and Herzegovina. More than...

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Call for proposals on award of a grant to implement a series of activities on establishing inter-agency coordination platforms

10 January 2024 Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Council of Europe is launching a call for proposals on award of a grant to implement a series of activities on establishing inter-agency coordination platforms within the framework of the Project “Ensuring Sustainable Penitentiary Actions in managing rehabilitation of violent extremist...

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Towards the Co-regulation of Harmful Online Content in Bosnia and Herzegovina

20 December 2023 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Balancing the mitigation of harmful online content while fostering freedom of expression and public debate is a key challenge in contemporary societies. A groundbreaking publication “Towards coregulation of harmful content online in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A study of European standards and...

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Human rights approach to religion: if we are all born equal, why don't we have equal rights?

16 December 2023 Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The European Union and the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina, started with a series of discussions under the title Human rights approach to religion. The first discussion was held on 16 December 2023 in Zenica, gathering 27...

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First group of prison staff successfully completed specialised training on violent extremism and radicalisation

23-24 NOVEMBER AND 7-8 DECEMBER 2023 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sixteen prison staff from Bosnia and Herzegovina, coming from multidisciplinary teams working directly with violent extremist prisoners (VEPs) or inmates at risk of becoming radicalised, have completed all six modules of the new specialised in-house training programme for prison staff,...

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What is the digital dimension of violence against women?

12 December 2023 Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 12 December an awareness raising event introduced Bosnia and Herzegovina's stakeholders to the GREVIO General Recommendation No. 1 on the digital dimension of violence against women. The event allowed participants from state and entity-level governments, as well as civil society...

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