JUFREX Partners and beneficiaries in North Macedonia discuss results and future milestones to advance freedom of expression and media

10 May 2022 Skopje

The Steering Committee of the action “Freedom of expression and freedom of the media in North Macedonia” held its third (hybrid) meeting to tackle achieved results and discuss forthcoming activities with all involved partners and Beneficiaries. The meeting organised in the framework of the joint...

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Regional Offices of the Ministry of Justice in North Macedonia continue to strengthen their capacities on providing improved Free Legal Aid to the citizens

9 - 11 May 2022 Ohrid

The second cascade training on Free Legal Aid for the employees of the Regional Offices of the Ministry of Justice took place in Ohrid, North Macedonia. Supported by the joint European Union and Council of Europe Horizontal Facility II programme and in close co-operation with the Ministry of...

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Prison staff in North Macedonia to pilot new treatment programme on radicalisation

4 May 2022 Skopje

18 members of the multi-disciplinary prison teams (MDT) exchanged experience, know-how and challenges on 4-5 May 2022 in Skopje, in preparation for the final stage of piloting the individual programme on radicalisation in prisons. The participants included members of prison police and...

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Call for tenders: Purchase of consultancy services on data analysis and drafting of a Report regarding the nationwide survey on the legal needs and paths to justice of the people living in North Macedonia

5 May 2022 Skopje, North Macedonia

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Council of Europe is currently implementing the action on Supporting enhanced access to higher quality free legal aid (FLA) services in North...

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Strengthening communication and co-ordination on Free Legal Aid among local stakeholders in Stip

4 April 2022 Stip, North Macedonia

The second meeting of the Local Co-ordination Body for the implementation of the Law on Free Legal Aid (FLA) took place in Stip with key representatives from the main local bodies involved in the field of free legal aid including the Ministry of Justice’ Regional Office, authorized Civil Society...

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Call for tenders: Purchase of consultancy services for drafting of a technical specification for development of a Software for the Bar Association of North Macedonia on appointment of ex-officio lawyers

4 May 2022 Skopje

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Council of Europe is currently implementing the action on Supporting enhanced access to higher quality free legal aid (FLA) services in North...

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Secretary General - Europe must remain resilient in the face of aggression and war

Secretary General 4 May 2022 Strasbourg

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has marked Europe Day 2022 by calling on European states to renew their investment in human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the face of “terrible violence and seismic change.” Launching her annual report, Moving Forward 2022, the Secretary...

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Strengthening the capacities of the Regional Offices of the Ministry of Justice on providing Free Legal Aid to the citizens of North Macedonia

13 - 15 April, 2022 Gevgelija, North Macedonia

The employees of the Regional Offices of the Ministry of Justice attended in Gevgelija, a three-days cascade training on Free Legal Aid. Supported by the joint European Union and Council of Europe Horizontal Facility II programme and in close co-operation with the Ministry of Justice of North...

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Prison doctors and medical staff in North Macedonia enhanced their knowledge on preventing and treating transmissible diseases

20 - 21 April, 2022 Skopje

Twelve doctors and medical staff covering nine penitentiary institutions in North Macedonia enhanced their knowledge on preventing and treating transmissible diseases, following the training that took place on 20-21 April 2022 in Skopje. The training was delivered by one international consultant,...

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High school psychologists and pedagogues in North Macedonia enhance their skills for interviewing potential child victims of human trafficking

20 April 2022 Skopje

The action on “Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking in North Macedonia” in co-operation with the Bureau for Development of Education, delivered a hybrid training on conducting interviews with potential child trafficking victims amongst high school students. The key objective is to highlight...

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Journalists and lawyers exchange experiences on Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation

14 - 16 April 2022 Gevgelija

An inter-professional seminar was conducted with journalists and lawyers from North Macedonia to exchange ideas and increase the knowledge on “Strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs), comparative experiences and practice to recognize and prevent”. Organised by the Association of...

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Call for tenders: Purchase of services on conducting nationwide survey on the legal needs and paths to justice of the people living in North Macedonia

8 April 2022 North Macedonia

Within the framework of the joint European Union/Council of Europe programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022”, the Council of Europe is currently implementing the action on Supporting enhanced access to higher quality free legal aid (FLA) services in North...

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Ministry of Justice and its regional offices receive 25 laptops to support free legal aid and access to justice for all in North Macedonia

1 April 2022 Skopje

25 laptops, worth over 14,000 EUR were donated today to the Ministry of Justice in North Macedonia, to support its regional offices and strengthen their role as free legal aid providers. During the handover, the Nikola Tupanceski, Minister of Justice thanked the European Union and the Council of...

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Roma in Ukraine and throughout Europe in 2022

Secretary General 8 April 2022 Strasbourg

“8 April is always a welcome opportunity to celebrate Roma people and the contribution that they make to our diverse, modern societies. However, it is also a moment to reflect on the hardship and pain that many Roma individuals and communities experience and to renew our commitment to addressing...

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PRESS RELEASE

7 April 2022 Skopje

7 April 2022, Skopje - The main partners and key beneficiaries of the European Union and Council of Europe joint programme “Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey 2019-2022” (Phase 2) emphasised today the importance of continuing and advancing North Macedonia’s reform agenda in line...

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Main stakeholders in North Macedonia extend their knowledge on proactive detection, identification and referral of potential trafficking victims of labour exploitation

31 March 2022 Ohrid

“Labour exploitation is on the rise and the labour inspectors are the first to get in touch with potential victims of trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation. Therefore, this type of trainings is very much needed for labour inspectors” – stated the Head of the National Unit for...

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Stakeholders discussed healthcare in North Macedonia’s prisons, agreed on future steps

21 - 22 MArch 2022 Mavrovo

The current challenges of the provision of healthcare in prisons, as well as upcoming activities on addressing them were discussed by all relevant stakeholders in Mavrovo on 21-22 March 2022. The coordination meeting, organised in the framework of the joint EU and Council of Europe Horizontal...

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Prison governors and prosecutors discussed on the functioning of the External Oversight Mechanism in North Macedonia

17 March 2022 Skopje

Representatives of prison management, including 11 prison governors from across the country, met with representatives of the External Oversight Mechanism (EOM) - prosecutors and Ombudsman office staff, in Skopje on 17 March 2022. Their discussion was focused on their respective roles in...

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National Co-ordination Body on Free Legal Aid in North Macedonia discusses the access to justice for Roma people and victims of gender-based and domestic violence

8 March 2022 Skopje

The 8th meeting of the National Co-ordination Body for implementation of the Law on Free Legal Aid (NCB) in North Macedonia discussed and agreed on important matters concerning access to justice for Roma community and victims of gender-based and domestic violence. The activity, organised in the...

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States must act urgently to protect refugees fleeing Ukraine from human trafficking

17 March 2022 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has warned of the dangers of people fleeing the armed conflict in Ukraine falling victim to human trafficking and exploitation, amid the fastest-growing refugee flow in Europe since World War Two....

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