Become an Equality Reporter

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia together with the Government’s Administration of Georgia invites young people to enter a competition of Equality Reporters. See full information in Georgian >>>

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Information meetings for regional TV and radio managers

8-9 September 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

Meetings for the regional TV and radio outlet managers aimed at sharing information and discussing most topical issues prior to parliamentary elections took place in Tbilisi. The meeting gathered 20 TV and radio outlets from the country regions. During the event, the representatives of the...

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Natalia Voutova will lead the Council of Europe Office in Georgia

9 September 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia is pleased to welcome the new Head of the Office Natalia Voutova. With 25 years of experience working for the Council of Europe and OSCE, she has focused on human rights and legal reforms projects in Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia,...

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Resolution on child online safety, supported by the Council of Europe, entered into force

On 1 September 2020, The Resolution on the adoption of the regulations for publishing online information that poses a threat to the child entered into force. The Resolution has been adopted by the Communications Commission of Georgia (regulatory body) with the expert assistance on behalf of the...

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Workshop on Communications and Working Strategy for the Charter of Journalistic Ethics of Georgia

25-26 August 2020

On 25-26 August, the Council of Europe organised a two-day workshop for the Charter of Journalistic Ethics – the media self-regulatory body of Georgia. The event was opened by the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Natalia Voutova, and the Executive Director of the Charter of...

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Representatives of the Office of Resource Officers of Educational Institutions enhance capacities in human rights education

The second phase of the training of trainers on human rights education for the representatives of the Office of Resource Officers of Educational Institutions took place on 5-8 August. With the support of the Council of Europe and in cooperation with the Office of Resource Officers of Educational...

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Municipality representatives and youth develop initiatives in response to hate speech and discrimination

On 10 August, the Council of Europe and the State Ministry for Reconciliation and Civic Equality completed the training course “We together, We CAN!” against hate speech and discrimination. The course was conducted in two parts: the first part took place online on 27 July-4 August, and the second...

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Become an Equality Ambassador

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia invites young people living in Tbilisi, Adjara, Kvemo Kartli and Samtskhe-Javakheti to enter a competition of Equality Ambassadors. See full information in Georgian >>>

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Supporting General Prosecutor’s Office to introduce specialisation of prosecutors dealing with crimes committed on intolerance grounds

4-7 August 2020

On 4-7 August 2020 the Council of Europe organised an advanced 4-day training on hate crimes to prosecutors dealing with crimes committed on intolerance grounds. The training program included legal part as well as psychological aspects of discriminatory behavior, characteristics of perpetrator...

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Training of trainers on electoral dispute resolution was conducted for the staff of the Central Election Commission of Georgia

6-7 August 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 6-7 August the Council of Europe experts, conducted a two-day training of trainers on Electoral dispute resolution – domestic and international standards. Staff of the Legal and Audit Departments of the Central Election Commission of Georgia and trainers at the Center for Election Systems...

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Information meeting with international and civil society organisations and media representatives in light of 2020 Parliamentary Elections

5 August 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

Current status of the financial monitoring of political finances and some important aspects of recent changes to the acting legal framework related to electoral campaign and political party funding were discussed at a high-level Information meeting in Tbilisi. Tbilisi, Georgia – On 5 August...

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Workshop on media regulations during electoral processes – international and domestic standards

31 July, 2020 Batumi, Georgia

The Council of Europe in cooperation with the Supreme Election Commission of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara organised a workshop for representatives of local media on “Media regulations during electoral processes – international and domestic standards”. The workshop was opened by the Deputy...

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Municipality representatives and youth enhance their knowledge about hate speech

27 July 2020

On 27 July Council of Europe launched a new training course, aiming at teaching youth and municipality representatives about human rights concepts, including Council of Europe’s definitions. The course will equip participants with an understanding of discrimination and hate speech and help them...

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Workshop on Prevention of Corruption in Public Sector

21-22 July 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 21-22 July 2020, the Council of Europe and the State Security Service of Georgia organised a workshop on “Prevention of Corruption in Public Sector” for the representatives of the Anti-corruption Agency and the Office of Prosecutor General of Georgia. The Anti-corruption Agency, established...

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Toolkit for strengthening electoral jurisprudence is available online

The toolkit on “Electoral dispute resolution: strengthening electoral jurisprudence” developed in cooperation with the Venice Commission and the Central Election Commission of Georgia is now available online. The document promotes the Council of Europe methodology for Electoral Cooperation on...

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Handover ceremony of the HELP online course certificates on Data Protection and Privacy Rights

17 July 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 17 July 2020, the Council of Europe organised the handover ceremony of certificates to the participants of the HELP online course on Data Protection and Privacy Rights. The event was opened by the State Inspector Londa Toloraia and the Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia,...

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Comparative analysis of the independent investigative mechanisms in Europe

13 July 2020

A comprehensive study on the best European practices of the independent investigative mechanisms, conducted for the State Inspector’s Service of Georgia was presented on 13 July 2020. The study was initiated with the aim to carry out comparative analyses of best European practices of the...

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Investigators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will specialise in juvenile issues

15-17 July 2020

On 15-17 July 2020, the Council of Europe organised a series of training sessions for the first group of investigators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia . The training covered a wide range of important topics such as the psychological and legal aspects addressed by the Georgian Code...

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Tender for services for communication and awareness raising activities in the field of violence against women and gender equality

Purchase of national consultancy services for communication and awareness raising activities in the field of violence against women and gender equality. Deadline for submission of tenders/offers: 31 July 2020 Terms of Reference Act of Engagement

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Strengthening capacity of investigators to deal with crimes committed on discriminatory grounds

On 13-14 July 2020, the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs launched a series of trainings on prohibition of discrimination, hate speech and crimes committed on discriminatory grounds. Trainings are held based on materials developed by the Council of Europe...

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Training course “We Can We Together” for the action against discrimination and hate speech

16 July 2020

We are pleased to announce a competition for young people to participate in the training course “We together, We can”. The Council of Europe and State Ministry for Reconciliation and Civic Equality are implementing an awareness-raising project “We together, We can” which consists of a training...

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Second round of Training of Trainers for prosecutors on Application of pre-trial measures

9-10 July 2020

On 9-10 July 2020 second round of the training of trainers for prosecutors on Application of pre-trial measures was organised. Training participants discussed topics related to Article 5 and 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights, such as coercive measures and alternatives to detention and...

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Council of Europe is supporting the Georgian Bar Association to provide pro bono legal services for financially vulnerable single parents

10 July 2020

On 10 July 2020 the Council of Europe and the Georgian Bar Association start an initiative aimed at providing pro bono legal services to financially vulnerable single parents, covering consultation and representation in courts as well as administrative bodies. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many...

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Young people and educators learn about alternative narratives against hate speech

2 July, 2020

The fourth and last session of “Let’s Learn about Human Rights Online” took place on 2 July focusing on alternative narratives against hate speech. During the online session, young people and educators learnt about hate speech and how to deconstruct oppressive narratives. The participants were...

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Training on Legal Writing for State Inspector’s Service

8 July 2020

On 8 July 2020 the Council of Europe launched the online training on Legal Writing techniques for the staff of State Inspector’s Service of Georgia. The training enrols the staff members of the Service responsible for drafting administrative decisions and providing legal opinions in the field of...

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Vacancy notice: Senior Project Officer for the Project ‘Promoting an integrated approach to end violence against women and reinforcing gender equality in Georgia’

Under the authority of the Head of Office and the overall supervision of the Head of the Capacity Building and Co-operation Projects Unit in the Gender Equality Division of the Directorate General of Democracy, the Senior Project Officer will carry out multiple assignments to help meet the...

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Competitive bidding procedure - Purchase of consultancy services (international consultants) in the area of enhancement of human rights and health-care support to penitentiary system in Georgia

The Council of Europe is currently implementing a Project in Georgia entitled “Enhancement of Human Rights and Health-Care Support to Penitentiary System” (voluntary contribution). In that context, it is looking for Provider(s) for the provision of consultancy services (international consultants)...

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Training on Specificities of Administrative Proceedings

30 June - 1 July

A two-day online training on Specificities of Administrative Proceedings was conducted for the staff of Political Finances Monitoring and Legal Departments of the State Audit Office of Georgia on 30 June – 1 July. During the online meeting, the Council of Europe expert introduced to the...

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Competitive bidding procedure - Purchase of consultancy services (national consultants) in the area of enhancement of human rights and health-care support to penitentiary system in Georgia

The Council of Europe is currently implementing a Project in Georgia entitled “Enhancement of Human Rights and Health-Care Support to Penitentiary System” (voluntary contribution). In that context, it is looking for Provider(s) for the provision of consultancy services (national consultants) in...

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Election Journal – Elections and Democracy (1st edition) is published

To raise public awareness among electoral stakeholders and the general public on active engagement in electoral processes, a periodic Electoral Journal “Elections and Democracy” is prepared and published in cooperation with the Supreme Election Commission of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara. The...

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Joint statement by the facilitators to the political dialogue on the passage of amendments to the electoral system (June 29)

29 June 2020

We warmly congratulate the Parliament of Georgia on today’s adoption of Constitutional amendments designed to increase parliamentary pluralism and allow for a more representative legislature. We recognize that these amendments reflect difficult compromises by Georgia’s political parties and...

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Young people and educators learn about how to combat hate speech online

The third session of “Let’s Learn about Human Rights Online” took place on 18 June focusing on practical educational steps against hate speech. Through the online session young people, teachers and people interested in education learnt about practical examples of hate speech, educational steps...

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State of Emergency and human rights obligations-Georgian judges discuss most recent European practice and approach with the Venice Commission expert

19 June 2020

COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the importance of scrutiny over derogations from fundamental rights and liberties. The scrutiny is primarily entrusted to the judicial powers, and several proceedings have already been initiated throughout Europe. Georgia is among the countries that has declared...

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Joint statement by the facilitators to the political dialogue

19 June 2020

The 8 March agreement was a historic achievement, agreed by a broad majority of political parties and Members of Parliament. As Parliament prepares to vote on Constitutional amendments that would establish a more proportional electoral system in Georgia, we again urge all sides to fully implement...

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Online discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on media freedom now available in Georgian

The online discussion on “The impact of COVID -19 on media freedom” provided an opportunity to share experience among journalists, media professionals, researchers and civil society. The event focused on the effects of COVID-19 on media reporting, public discourse, sustainability of the media...

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Workshop with Supreme Court judges for better application of the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights by national courts in Georgia

15 June, 2020

On 15 June 2020, an online webinar was organised for the newly appointed Supreme Court judges and legal staff on the latest case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Participants of the webinar learned about cases examined by the Court in 2019-2020. Discussed topics included...

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Call for Tender – Design and development of a web-platform for the E-learning course

12 June, 2020

Tender – Design and development of a web-platform for the E-learning course: “Election campaign and administrative resources - preventing and responding to abuse of administrative resources during electoral processes” The deadline for applications is 24 June 2020. Applications should be submitted...

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Students discuss how to solve gender-based violence

9 June 2020

On 9 June, Ilia State University held an online meeting for students on “Gender-Based Violence: Causes and Necessary Steps" with the support of the Council of Europe. The meeting aimed at discussing the causes of gender-based violence and the current situation, as well as the possible ways and...

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“Equality and Religious-Ethnic Diversity” online presentation and discussion

09 June 2020

The Tolerance and Diversity Institute in partnership with the Marneuli Office of the Network of Centers for Civic Engagement (NCCE), and with the support of the Council of Europe, held an online presentation and discussion on “Equality and Religious-Ethnic Diversity” in the framework of the “I...

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Sessions “Let’s Learn about Human Rights Online” continue

4 June 2020

The second session of “Let’s Learn about Human Rights Online” taught young people and educators about modern, creative and informal methods of human rights education. The class was held on 4 June by Lado Apkhazava a finalist of the Global Teacher Prize and a winner of the National Teacher Award...

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Tender on the provision of trainings according to the Council of Europe manuals “Bookmarks” and “We CAN”

The Council of Europe and State Ministry for Reconciliation and Civic Equality will implement an awareness-raising project “We together, We can” which will consists of a training phase and a small-scale projects implementation phase. The aim of the project “We together, We can” is to bring...

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Online training to create posters against racial discrimination

Ilia State University held an online training with the support of the Council of Europe to teach students how to raise awareness for the action day for the elimination of racial discrimination. The students learnt how to create posters using online designing platform Canva.com. The training was...

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Investigators of the State Inspector’s Service specialised in the Juvenile issues

2-3 June 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 2-3 June 2020 online training session was organised for the investigators of the State Inspector’s Service. The training covered important juvenile-related topics such as the psychological aspects addressed by the Georgian Code on Children’s Rights and juvenile justice principles;...

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The winners of the student essay competition on diversity and equality in Georgia revealed

1 June, 2020

On 1 June 2020, the best essays submitted in the framework of the student essay competition on diversity and equality in Georgia have been revealed. The winner of the first place accompanied by his teacher will have the opportunity of a visit to the Council of Europe Headquarters in Strasbourg,...

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Working together with civil society on supporting the process of full implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights standards at national level

28 May 2020

On 28 May 2020, the Council of Europe organised an online seminar for the representatives of civil society organiszations on efficient execution of ECtHR judgments at national level. Participants discussed issues related to working methods of Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, main...

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Online conference organised for the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University organised a student scientific online conference on the topic "Harmonious Coexistence in a Diverse Environment" to celebrate the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development organised in the framework of the “I Choose Equality” campaign....

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Let’s Learn about Human Rights Online – new sessions about human rights education launched

Young people, teachers and anyone interested in education and human rights can enhance their skills and competences through a new series of online sessions “Let’s Learn about Human Rights Online”, starting on 21 May in the framework of the “I Choose Equality” campaign. The online sessions aim at...

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CEPEJ involved in strengthening the Judiciary in Georgia

18 May 2020 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 18 May 2020, representatives of the Judiciary attended Working Group meeting with SATURN Centre (Study and Analysis of judicial Time Use Research Network) of the Council of Europe’s European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ). The representatives of the Judiciary were able to...

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Online discussion with youth to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

18 May 2020

On 18 May Ilia State University organised an online discussion with the support of the Council of Europe in order to mark the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. The guest speaker for the online discussion was Lela Akiashvili, Advisor on Human Rights and Gender...

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The Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović spoke on “challenges posed to human rights by COVID-19” during Human Rights Talks

14 May, 2020

On 14 May the Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović spoke on “challenges posed to human rights by COVID-19” during the last session of the “Human Rights Talks: Equality Matters” online series held by the Council of Europe Office in Georgia together with the Public Defender’s Office. The...

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