Training of Trainers on Human Rights Education - young educators for the promotion of human rights

24-29 July 2022

Representatives of various NGOs, Public Defender’s Office, state institutions and Equality Ambassadors have gathered to learn about the human rights education and non-formal educational tools to promote equality and human rights. They have attended a Training of Trainers on Human Rights Education...

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Resource Officers of Educational Institutions ready to promote Human Rights Education

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia continues its close cooperation with the Office of Resource Officers of Educational Institutions by organising a Training of Trainers on human rights education for seventeen Resource Officers from west Georgia. The activity equipped the Resource Officers...

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New Equality Ambassadors for the promotion of equality and diversity in Georgia

The Council of Europe continues with the Equality Ambassadors’ initiative in Georgia by selecting new Equality Ambassadors from various regions. The initiative aims to engage young people from different communities in Georgia to increase public appreciation on human rights, equality, diversity...

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Project “Democracy Starts in Schools” Conducts Baseline Study

The Council of Europe project “Democracy Starts in Schools”, with the help of the international expert Ted Huddleston and local expert Maia Araviashvili, has started to assess the situation in the sphere of democratic school governance and culture in Georgia. Project conducted focus groups with...

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Public Defender’s Representatives Visit Ireland to learn about the best practices related to the Protection of Social and Economic Rights

20-22 July 2022

On 20-22 July 2022, representatives of the Public Defender’s Office of Georgia participated in the study visit to Dublin, Ireland, where they held meetings with the representatives of the Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC), Ombudsman for Children (OCO), The Office of the Ombudsman and...

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The Georgian National Preventive Mechanism adopts a new monitoring tool on the treatment of juveniles by the police

22 July 2022

Representatives of the Georgian National Prevention Mechanism (NPM) reviewed and adopted a new monitoring tool to observe the treatment of juveniles in police custody, in line with Council of Europe standards and recommendations. In a 2-day working meeting held on 20-21 July 2022, the...

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Law-enforcement authorities and civil society discuss investigations into alleged police misconduct in Georgia

The awareness of local law enforcement and civil society about the Special Investigation Service (SIS) mandate and operational procedures for notifications and complaints related to alleged police misconduct was raised in July 2022, through eight meetings which took place in four regions of...

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Round table on the “Professional media regulation: European Standards, Practice and Perspectives for Georgia”

18 July 2022 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe organised a round table discussion on the “Professional media regulation: European Standards, Practice and Perspectives for Georgia”. Online discussions involved the representatives of various media and civil society organisations active in the field of media and aimed at...

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Court representatives deepen their knowledge on ECHR standards and hate crime data collection

14 and 15 July 2022

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia organised a training for the representatives of the Tbilisi City Court on European Court of Human Rights standards and case law on discrimination, hate crimes and hate speech including relevant data collection. The training module covered topics such as the...

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Seminar on “Freedom of Expression standards and professional media regulation: Council of Europe and EU practices”

14-15 July 2022

A seminar on “Freedom of Expression standards and professional media regulation: Council of Europe and EU practices” was organised by the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Sector Economy and Economic Policy Committee of the Parliament of Georgia. The 2-day hybrid-format event brought...

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Presentation and Discussion of the preliminary findings of the Labour Inspection Office Institutional Assessment and Recommendations

11 July 2022 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe hosted a presentation and discussion on preliminary findings of Labour Inspection Office institutional assessment. Presented assessment aims to support the Labour Inspection Service in setting out the basis for effectively implementing its mandate within the newly embarked...

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The CEPEJ organised a training on collecting and analysing judicial data and indicators in Georgia

9-10 July 2022

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) organised a training on collecting and analysing judicial data and indicators to be conducted by two CEPEJ experts. The training was intended for court managers and courts staff dealing with judicial data collection, management and...

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Representatives from political parties discussed solutions for combating hate speech in electoral processes

12 July 2022 Tbilisi, Georgia

As recent electoral cycles in Georgia revealed, democratisation and electoral processes proved to be vulnerable to hate speech and its negative impact on electoral environment. On 12 July 2022, representatives from political parties, including parliamentary and non-parliamentary opposition,...

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Domestic and international redress mechanisms against discrimination discussed with NGOs

7-8 July 2022

With the support of the Council of Europe, non-governmental organisations, representatives of civil society and Equality Ambassadors raised awareness about the domestic and international redress mechanisms against discrimination. During the information meeting the representatives of the...

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32 Labour Inspectors successfully completed the online HELP course

6 July 2022

The Council of Europe Project “Strengthening Protection of Social and Economic Rights in Georgia” hosted an awards ceremony for 32 Labour Inspectors who successfully (with 96% success rate) completed the online HELP course on Labour Rights as Human Rights in Georgia. At the handover ceremony,...

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Specialised prosecutors explore further the European Standards of investigation of hate crimes

7-8 July 2022

In consolidated efforts the Council of Europe Office in Georgia and the General Prosecutor's Office organised a training and presentation of the manual on investigation of hate crimes from 7-8 July 2022. The main goal of the training was to increase the prosecutors’ effectiveness to carry out...

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Call for Expression of Interest for Municipalities

5 July 2022

Directorate General of Democracy (DG II) of the Council of Europe announces a call for expression of interest for municipalities in the framework of the Council of Europe project “Strengthening Participatory Democracy and Human Rights at Local Level in Georgia.” The aim of the call for interest...

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Promoting human rights and equality together with Tbilisi Open Air festival

24-26 June 2022

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia teamed up together with the Tbilisi Open Air festival. In addition to the quality musical programme, this year the visitors of Tbilisi Open Air festival also had a chance to discover more about equality and non-discrimination at the Human Rights Corner set...

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Discrimination prevention mechanisms discussed with insurance companies

28-29 June 2022

The Council of Europe together with the Public Defender’s Office initiated cooperation with the private sector to promote prevention of discrimination and protection of equality inside the companies and the services they provide. In the framework of this cooperation, the Council of Europe, the...

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Purchase of consultancy services on institutional capacity and training development – Local Consultants

1 July 2022

The Council of Europe Project “Strengthening Implementation Human Rights Practices and Education in Georgia” is launching a tender procedure for purchase of consultancy services to deliver legal expertise and capacity building activities for national educational and training institutions on the...

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Purchase of consultancy services on institutional capacity and training development – International Consultants

1 July 2022

The Council of Europe Project “Strengthening Implementation Human Rights Practices and Education in Georgia” is launching a tender procedure for purchase of consultancy services to deliver legal expertise and capacity building activities for national educational and training institutions on the...

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Rustavi: Council of Europe together with the municipality of Rustavi starts “Citizens Assembly” organisation

24 June 2022

Council of Europe together with the City Hall of Rustavi organised a presentation of “Citizens Assembly” mechanism in Rustavi. The meeting brought together around 30 representatives of the city hall, civil society organisations and citizens to learn about deliberative form of decision-making –...

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First Steering Committee meeting of the “Democracy Starts in Schools” Project in Georgia

24 June 2022

On 24 June 2022, the Council of Europe Project “Democracy Starts in Schools – Engaging School Children in Decision Making Processes in Schools and Communities" held its first Steering Committee meeting in Tbilisi. The meeting was opened by Dr Danielle Meuwly, Regional Director of the Swiss...

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Council of Europe project "Strengthening participatory democracy and human rights at local level in Georgia" 2nd Steering Committee Meeting

21 June 2022

On 21 June 2022, the second Steering Committee meeting of the Project "Strengthening participatory democracy and human rights at local level in Georgia" was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, in a hybrid format. Steering Committee members discussed the results achieved, priorities and needs of partners...

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Ozurgeti: Council of Europe introducing “Citizens Assembly” to the citizens, CSOs and municipality staff in Ozurgeti

22 June 2022

The first introductory meeting with citizens, CSOs and municipality staff of Ozurgeti related to the organization of the ‘Citizens Assembly’ was held in Ozurgeti. ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ is an innovative form of deliberative democracy successfully applied in different countries (such as Ireland,...

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For a better media environment during elections in Georgia

23 June 2022

On 23 June 2022, representatives of Georgian media outlets and election administration exchanged views on improving media environment during electoral processes at the conference - ‘Media environment and elections’. Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, Natalia Voutova and the...

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Call for the selection of national trainers on the issues related to the European Convention of Human Rights

The Council of Europe has launched the Project “Enhancing Implementation of Human Rights Practices and Education in Georgia” that is implemented by in Georgia. The Project aims at improving the national application of European human rights standards and enhancement of parliamentary oversight over...

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Tender Procedure for Video Production

22 June 2022

The Council of Europe Co-operation Project “Enhanced Access to Legal Aid Services for Marginalised Population” is launching a call for the provision of video production consultancy. The aim of the tender is to create a pool of national consultants to provide consultancy requested by the Council...

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Series of Meetings with Citizens and Free Legal Aid Lawyers in Regions

22 June 2022

The Legal Aid Service (LAS) completed the series of meetings between the citizens and free legal aid lawyers in several regions of Georgia. Meetings were organised in 11 municipal centers in Samegrelo and Guria regions to raise awareness about free legal aid. During the meetings management and...

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Series of Meetings with Lawyers on Professional Ethics

19 June 2022

On 19 June the Georgian Bar Association (GBA) completed a series of meetings with lawyers on professional ethics organised with the Support of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia. During the meetings organised in different regions of Georgia presenters from the GBA Ethics Commission and...

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Call for tender - Baseline study on human rights and policing in Georgia

20.06.2022

The Council of Europe Project “Human Rights Compliant Policing in Georgia” (HRCPG) is launching a call for a Provider to prepare a report collecting relevant qualitative and quantitative disaggregated data (including data related to gender and vulnerable groups). The final study shall contain an...

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Council of Europe launches new 620 000 euro Project in Georgia

14 June 2022

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia has launched the Project “Enhancing Implementation of Human Rights Practices and Education in Georgia” to improve national application of European human rights standards and enhancement of parliamentary oversight over the execution of the European Court of...

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Georgian Law Enforcement Agencies Better Skilled for the Effective Investigation and Prosecution of Corporate Criminal Activities

2-3 June 2022

The Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Office of the Prosecutor General of Georgia organised on June 2-3 a hybrid training on” Corporate Criminal Liability” for the representatives of Georgian law enforcement agencies. The event brought together 25 experienced investigators and...

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With Regional Academy for Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti Region Council of Europe concludes a series of Regional Academies on Participatory Democracy

6-7 June 2022

With the aim to strengthen democratic public participation at local level in Georgia, the project “Strengthening participatory democracy and human rights at local level in Georgia” conducted a series of academies of participatory democracy in all target regions of the project: Tbilisi, Guria,...

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Congress spokesperson on Human Rights Harald Bergmann: "Collecting human rights data will enable Georgian local authorities to develop evidence-based policies"

10 June 2022 Borjomi, Georgia

Speaking at the opening of the Spring School on “Human Rights Data and Evidence-Based Policy Making at the Local Level in Georgia” Congress spokesperson on Human Rights Harald Bergmann (Netherlands, ILDG) underlined that good governance is a guiding concept for improving local democracy and it is...

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Tender Procedure for International Consultancy Services in Education

10/06/2022

The Council of Europe Project “Democracy Starts in Schools – Engaging School Children in Decision Making Processes in Schools and Communities in Georgia” has launched a call for the provision of international consultancy services. The aim of the tender is to create a pool of international...

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Enhancing human rights through dialogue between local authorities and the Public Defender

6 June 2022

Georgian local authorities and the Public Defender of Georgia, Nino Lomjaria, held a roundtable discussion on 6 June 2022 on the Public Defender's report on the situation of human rights and freedoms in Georgia for 2021 and on the recommendations addressed to local authorities. While the Public...

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First group of Georgian Judges trained on Administration of Justice on Sexual Violence Crimes

4 June 2022

20 Georgian judges from city courts and courts of appeal successfully completed a 2-day pilot training on the administration of justice on sexual violence cases. Participants acquired advanced knowledge on sexual violence crimes with a gender-based perspective in accordance with the Istanbul...

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Discussion of a Package of Draft Amendments to the Legislative Acts Regulating Lawyers’ Professional Activity

28-30 May 2022

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia supported the discussion of draft legal amendments between members of the Parliament of Georgia and the management of the Georgian Bar Association (GBA). Discussions centred around the proposed amendments to seven laws affecting professional activities of...

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Georgian Election officials successfully completed the training on electoral cycle management - planning, reporting, monitoring & evaluation

1-2 June 2022 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 1-2 June 2022, election officials from the Central Election Commission of Georgia and District Election Commissions have successfully completed a two-day training on electoral cycle management - planning, reporting, monitoring & evaluation. Mr Giorgi Kalandarishvili, Chairperson at the...

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Tender Procedure for National Consultancy Services in the field of Prison Healthcare in Georgia

The Council of Europe Project Enhancing Healthcare Provision in Georgia’s Penitentiary System has launched a call for the provision of national consultancy services. The aim of the tender is to create a pool of national consultants to provide consultancy requested by the Council on an as-needed...

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Tender Procedure for International Consultancy Services in the field of Prison Healthcare in Georgia

The Council of Europe Project Enhancing Healthcare Provision in Georgia’s Penitentiary System has launched a call for the provision of international consultancy services. The aim of the tender is to create a pool of international consultants to provide consultancy requested by the Council on an...

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The sixth Council of Europe Regional Academy on Participatory Democracy now organized for Samtskhe-Javakheti municipalities

30-31 May 2022

Council of Europe Academy on Participatory Democracy for Samtskhe-Javakheti Region on 30-31 May 2022 brought together 23 representatives of city halls, city councils, and civil society organizations from 6 municipalities: Adigeni, Aspindza, Akhalkalaki, Akhaltsikhe, Borjomi and Ninotsminda. The...

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Event management and visibility and publication services in Georgia

Call for Tender

02/05/2022

The Council of Europe is launching a call for tenders for event management and visibility and publication services in Georgia. If you or your company wishes to tender, to obtain the complete tender file please visit web page of the Council of Europe on the following link:...

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Training for the Staff of the Labour Inspection Office of Georgia on Communication & Social Skills

14-21 May 2022

The Project “Strengthening the Protection of Social and Economic Rights in Georgia” completed four, two-day trainings from 13-21 May 2022 for the staff of the Labour Inspection Office (LIO) of Georgia on communication and social skills, in order to reinforce effective communication, proactive...

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Tender Procedure for National Consultancy Services in Education

The Council of Europe Project “Democracy Starts in Schools – Engaging School Children in Decision Making Processes in Schools and Communities in Georgia” has launched a call for the provision of national consultancy services. The aim of the tender is to create a pool of national consultants to...

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Central Election Commissions and election officials of Georgia and the Republic of Moldova exchanged views on digital solutions in elections

20 May 2022

On 20 May, election officials of election management bodies of Georgia and the Republic of Moldova exchanged views on digital solutions in elections at the regional online workshop. The Council of Europe promotes establishing effective dialogue platforms and peer-to-peer exchange among...

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Series of Meetings with Citizens and Free Legal Aid Lawyers in Regions

17 May 2022

The Legal Aid Service (LAS) started a series of meetings with citizens and free legal aid lawyers in regions of Georgia with the support of the Council of Europe. Meetings will be held in 8 municipal centers of the Samegrelo region and 3 municipal centers of Guria region. Overall, 11 meetings...

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Tender to establish a pool of consultants on the development of communication materials

The Council of Europe is launching a call for tenders to establish a pool of consultants on the development of communication/visibility materials for the awareness-raising and outreach activities on equality and non-discrimination. Deadline for submission of applications: 5 June 2022. All the...

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Tender Procedure for the Pool of National Consultants

The Council of Europe Co-operation Project “Enhanced Access to Legal Aid Services for Marginalised Population” is launching a call for the provision of national consultancy services. The aim of the tender is to create a pool of national consultants to provide consultancy requested by the Council...

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