Supporting inclusive education, combating hate speech, and ensuring improved health and social services for Roma community in North Macedonia

16 February 2024 Skopje, North Macedonia

A workshop for community facilitators from 15 municipalities in North Macedonia was organised in Skopje with the objective to increase their skills and capacities in their daily work with the vulnerable communities. This initiative supported by the EU and Council of Europe transferred valuable...

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Anti-trafficking actors in North Macedonia increase their capacities to prevent and combat human trafficking for labour exploitation

19 - 21 February 2024 Strumica, North Macedonia

The crime of human trafficking for labour exploitation remains largely under detected, which in turn deprives its victims from protecting their rights under the European Convention on action against trafficking in human beings. The inter-institutional co-operation of the anti - trafficking actors...

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First Module of Capacity Building with Schools Held in Four Regions in North Macedonia

16 February 2024 North Macedonia

A total of 100 participants from 25 pilot schools (13 primary and 12 general and vocational secondary level) acquired knowledge, enriched their teaching practices, and increased their essential understanding of the complexities of identities, school culture, and the Reference Framework of...

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North Macedonia’s External Oversight Mechanism stakeholders raise their capacities on effective investigations

15 - 16 February 2024 Skopje, North Macedonia

In the framework of the continuous assistance to public authorities in North Macedonia for the establishment and functioning of the External Oversight Mechanism, the EU and Council of Europe action “Strengthening the capacities of the penitentiary system in North Macedonia” organised a capacity...

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Purchase of local consultancy services in the field of freedom of expression and of the media in North Macedonia

9 February 2024 North Macedonia

In the framework of the European Union/Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye” (Horizontal Facility III), the Council of Europe is currently implementing the action on “Protecting Freedom of Expression and of the Media in North Macedonia” (PRO-FREX). In that...

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TRAINING FOR REPRESENTATIVES FROM LEGAL CLINICS AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS AUTHORISED TO PROVIDE FREE LEGAL AID

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS - Training of Trainers on” Provision of Free Legal Aid in North Macedonia”

1 February 2024 North Macedonia

The Council of Europe Programme Office in Skopje, with support of the action "Towards Consolidated and More Efficient Free Legal Aid (FLA) System in North Macedonia", which is part of the Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Türkiye programme (Phase III), co-financed by the European Union...

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Quality Education for All - North Macedonia Launches First Training Module on Democratic Culture

24 January 2024 North Macedonia

The project “Quality Education for All” in North Macedonia delivered its first training module on January 24. This marks the start of a series of five modules that will unfold throughout 2024. The training focused on Module 1 – Identities, school culture, and the Reference Framework of...

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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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Lawyers in North Macedonia gain essential skills on provision of free legal aid

22-26 January, 2024 Skopje, North Macedonia

35 lawyers have attended a five-days training of trainers on “Provision of free legal aid in North Macedonia”. Supported by the European Union and Council of Europe joint programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Türkiye” and in close co-operation with the Bar Association, the...

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Prison medical staff in North Macedonia trained on mental healthcare

22 January 2024 Skopje, North Macedonia

Twelve doctors and other medical personnel working in seven penitentiary institutions in North Macedonia enhanced their knowledge on mental healthcare and dosage of psychiatric medication during the training held on 22 January 2024. The doctors work in the prison ambulances, while the...

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Insights from North Macedonia's Quality Education for All Round Table for implementation of Education Strategy 2018 – 2025 with Schools and Local Government"

17 January 2024 Skopje, North Macedonia

In an important event organised by the "Quality Education for All – North Macedonia," representatives from 25 pilot schools came together to contribute in shaping the line of educational reform in the country. Emphasising inclusivity and excellence, the round table focused on the detailed...

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North Macedonia: Addressing school segregation of Roma children following the European Court’s judgment

16 January 2024 Skopje, North Macedonia

On 16 January in Skopje, the Education Department organised a round table “Quality Education for All”, in cooperation with the Roma and Travelers Team and with the attendance of the Department for the Execution of Judgments. The event took place in response to the European Court’s judgment...

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HELP course on hate speech and hate crime is now available in Macedonian language

15 December 2023 Skopje, North Macedonia

In the week marking 10 December, the International Day of Human Rights, the Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) course on combating hate speech and hate crime was promoted in Skopje. The course will be available in the Macedonian language for the first time. In co-operation with...

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Beneficiaries and partners discussed the achievements and future activities on combating hate speech and discrimination

12 December 2023 Skopje, North Macedonia

The second Steering Committee meeting of the action “Combating hatred and intolerance in North Macedonia“gathered beneficiaries and partners to discuss the achievements of the past year, and to discuss the future activities, as well as the challenges and state of play in the fight against hatred...

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Second meeting of the Steering Committee of the action “Strengthening anti-trafficking action in North Macedonia” held in Skopje

12 December 2023 Skopje, North Macedonia

The goal of the second Steering Committee meeting of the action “Strengthening anti-trafficking action in North Macedonia”, held in Skopje on 12 December, was to present a comprehensive review of the implemented activities in 2023, as well as to provide a discussion forum about the positive...

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Let’s bring justice closer to the citizens: photo exhibition and panel discussion in Skopje

13 December 2023 Skopje, North Macedonia

The photo exhibition and panel discussion “Let’s bring justice closer to the citizens”, was held this evening in Mala Stanica to celebrate the International Human Rights Day and to raise awareness about the importance of the access to justice for all and the benefits it brings to everyone. The...

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Director of Programme Co-ordination of the Council of Europe Claus Neukirch visits Skopje

14 December 2023 Skopje, North Macedonia

On 13-14 December 2023, the Director of Council of Europe Programme Co-ordination Claus Neukirch, paid his first official visit to Skopje to attend notably the Beneficiary Steering Committee meeting of the EU/Council of Europe joint programme “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and...

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Advancing justice, democracy, and human rights in line with European standards in North Macedonia

14 December 2023 Skopje, North Macedonia

  Strong collaboration between the authorities of North Macedonia, the European Union and the Council of Europe has brought forward the reforms in the areas of rule of law, democracy, and human rights in recent years. These reforms are crucial for improving the lives of the people of North...

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Children’s corner and bakery oven inaugurated in Kumanovo Prison with EU and Council of Europe support

13 December 2023 Skopje, North Macedonia

The 220 inmates of the Kumanovo Prison will benefit from the new bakery oven, and some 90 children will be able to use the children’s corner when visiting their parents and family members. The bakery equipment and the children’s corner, with a total value of more than €17,000 were provided under...

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Second meeting of the Steering Committee of the action “Strengthening anti-trafficking action in North Macedonia” held in Skopje

12 December 2023 Skopje, North Macedonia

The goal of the second Steering Committee meeting of the action “Strengthening anti-trafficking action in North Macedonia”, held in Skopje on 12 December, was to present a comprehensive review of the implemented activities in 2023, as well as to provide a discussion forum about the positive...

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