Tender to establish a pool of experts on capacity building activities on human rights, human rights education and civic activism

The Council of Europe is launching a tender procedure for the national and international consultants for the provision of capacity building activities on human rights, human rights education and civic activism. Deadline for submission of applications: 7 August 2019. All the applications should be...

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Tender to establish a pool of experts on capacity building activities on LGBTI related issues

The Council of Europe is launching a tender procedure for the national and international consultants for the provision of capacity building activities on LGBTI related issues. Deadline for submission of applications: 7 August 2019. All the applications should be sent to...

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Finalists of the National Moot Court Competition of International Courts revealed

16 July 2019

On 16 July the finalists of the national moot court competition of international courts were named by the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Georgia Cristian Urse, and the Deputy Minister of Justice Mikheil Sarjveladze. Four teams have moved to the final round of the Moot Court competition....

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The Central Election Commission of Georgia launches Election Development Schools for a fifth year in a row

On 15 July the Central Election Commission of Georgia launched the project “Electoral Development Schools” that it implements with the support of the Council of Europe. The project objective is to stimulate increased civic engagement and better election turnout among Georgian youth. The training...

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Call for Tender - national consultancy services for implementation of the project “Supporting Freedom of Media and Internet in Georgia”

The aim of this tender procedure is to pre-select local consultants in the field of media, gender equality and law, who could support CoE in respective fields in the framework of the project “Supporting Freedom of Media and Internet in Georgia”. Subsequently, the tender is divided into five lots....

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Training on Monitoring of Political Activity in Social Media

10-11 July, 2019

On 10-11 July the Council of Europe supported the State Audit Office of Georgia to train its Political Finance Monitoring Department and Public Relations Division staff on monitoring political activity in social media. The Council of Europe national consultants developed training materials and...

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Getting familiar with the Norwegian electoral process

A study visit to Norway was organised for the Central Election Commission of Georgia on Information Technology and Elections Management on 2 - 5 July. The visit brought the opportunity to the participants to discuss Norwegian electoral process at different levels, with a focus on information...

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Studying the good practices of data collection in the United Kingdom

1-5 July 2019

The Council of Europe organised a study visit to the United Kingdom for representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Public Defenders Office and Non-governmental organisation on 1-5 July. The participants learnt about the good practices of data collection on...

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The number of public servants undertaking HELP course on violence against women and domestic violence increases

1 July 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

20 prosecutors, inspectors and staff members of the Human Rights Protection and Quality Monitoring Department of the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs received their certificates of completion of the HELP (Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) on 1 July. The course participants...

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Georgia plans to pilot a methodology and tool for mapping support services for victims of violence against women

4 July, 2019

On 4 July, the Council of Europe organised a round-table meeting with state authorities and non-governmental organisations to discuss the piloting of the Council of Europe methodology and tools for mapping support services for victims of violence against women. Mapping methodology is a...

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Legal professionals discuss gaps and challenges on violence against women and domestic violence

28-29 June, 2019

On 28-29 June, the Council of Europe organised a two-day training for legal professionals on effective investigation and prosecution of crimes of violence against women and domestic violence. . The training covered international and European framework on violence against women and domestic...

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International Forum "Freedom of Expression and Judicial Ethics"

5 July 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

The first international Forum “Freedom of Expression and Judicial Ethics” co-organised and supported by the Office of Independent Inspector, Council of Europe, EU4Justice Support to the Judiciary project and USAID funded program Promoting Rule of Law in Georgia will be held on 5 July in Tbilisi....

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I Choose Equality campaign and Tbilisi Open Air unite for equality and diversity

Tbilisi, Georgia

‘I Choose Equality’ campaign cooperated with Tbilisi Open Air Festival to raise awareness about the importance of equality and increase the appreciation of tolerance and diversity. Hundreds of visitors to the festival had an opportunity to engage in various fun and educational activities...

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Georgian delegation visits Stockholm to learn about the Swedish experience in ending violence against women and domestic violence

18-20 June 2019 Stockholm, Sweden

On 18-20 June, Georgian state authorities visited Stockholm to learn about Swedish laws, policies and programmes to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence. “A victim-centred and gender-sensitive approaches, and the existence of victim and witness support units within...

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Workshop on Participatory Gender Audit for Election Administration of Georgia

On 20 June the Council of Europe organised a workshop on Gender Participatory Audit for the Election Administration of Georgia. The workshop was steered by International Labour Organisation accredited facilitators, who presented the main findings and recommendations of the Audit report for the...

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Call for Tender - Purchase of local consultancy on psychological impact of discrimination

18 June 2019

The Council of Europe Co-operation Project “Fight against discrimination, hate crimes and hate speech in Georgia” is launching a tender procedure for the provision of local consultancy to build activities and provide expertise advice regarding psychological aspects of discriminatory behaviour and...

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Discussing the progress of the execution of the Judgements of the European Court of Human Rights Group of Cases “Identoba and others v. Georgia”

12 June 2019

On 12 June the Council of Europe together with the Public Defender’s Office organised a working meeting on the execution of the Judgements of the European Court of Human Rights group of cases “Identoba and others v. Georgia”. The event aimed at discussing the implementation process of “Identoba”...

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Georgian law enforcement agencies discussing best practice of investigation and prosecution of corruption offenses

11 - 12 June 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

Representatives from the General Prosecutor’s Office, State Security Service, Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance, as well as representatives of the Civil Service Bureau and High School of Justice attended a two-day training on “Investigation and prosecution of corruption offenses”...

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Discussing asset declarations and prevention of conflict of interest

4-5 June 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

Representatives of the Civil Service Bureau and specialized investigators from the General Prosecutor's Office of Georgia benefited from training on "Efficient monitoring of public officials' asset declarations and prevention of conflict of interest" which took place on 4-5 June in Tbilisi. ...

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Joint training on Investigation and Prosecution of Hate Crimes

4 June 2019

On 4-5 June the Council of Europe held joint training for prosecutors and investigators on the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes. The activity aimed at improving coordination between investigative and prosecution authorities and elaborating common approaches to fight hate crimes in...

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Recommendations developed on judicial internship model at Common Courts

6 May 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

Council of Europe presented the assessment results and recommendations on the development of more efficient judicial internship model at Common Courts of Georgia. The international expert assessed the existing and developed an improved internship model in compliance with European standards and...

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Establishing a media literacy network

4 June 2019 Tbilisi

On 4 June the Council of Europe and the Georgian National Communications Commission co-organised the workshop "Media Literacy: Georgian perspective", within the framework of the project "Supporting Freedom of Media and Internet in Georgia". The workshop brought together representatives of main...

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Call for Tender - Provision of consultancy services on social media marketing for the State Audit Office of Georgia

The Council of Europe Co-operation Project “Reform of the electoral practice in Georgia” is launching a tender procedure for the provision of consultancy services on social media marketing for the State Audit Office of Georgia. Deadline for submission of applications: 18 June 2019. All the...

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Steering Committee meeting: reviewing the progress on the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2016-2019

Steering Committee meeting on the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2016-2019 was held on 3 June. The event was organised by the Council of Europe and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. The event focused on reviewing the progress of the 2016-2019 Council of...

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First Steering Committee Meeting of PGG Project on “Enhancing the systems of prevention and combating corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing in Georgia”

28 May 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

The First Steering Committee Meeting of the EU/CoE Partnership for Good Governance Project on “Enhancing the systems of prevention and combating corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing in Georgia” (PGG II-GE) was organised on 28 May. The Committee members took stock of the results...

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Launch of the School of Justice Alumni Network

24 May 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

The School of Justice Alumni Network was officially launched on 24 May gathering around 90 participants, members of winter and summer schools, court representatives and donor organisations. The event aimed at presenting concept, goals and future plans of the Alumni Network. The network will...

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Continuing the series of trainings on fighting discrimination and hate crimes in Georgia

17-18 May, 2019 Tbilisi

On 17-18 May the Council of Europe organised a two-day training on the fight against discrimination and hate crimes for the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The purpose of the event was to increase the awareness of participants on basic principles of investigation of crimes...

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Workshop on CEC Gender Participatory Audit (PGA)

On 9-10 May 2019 the Central Election Commission of Georgia organised a workshop on Gender Participatory Audit (PGA) with the support of the Council of Europe. The seminar was conducted by Council of Europe experts, ILO accredited facilitators, who are in the midst of implementing PGA of the...

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Improving the quality of investigation of crimes committed on discriminatory grounds

A two-day training on the investigation of crimes committed on discriminatory grounds was held on 6-7 May for the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The event aimed at discussing the main challenges ineffective investigation of crimes committed on discriminatory grounds and the...

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New research will analyse response to cases of sexual violence against women in Georgia

1 May 2019

On 1 May 2019, the Council of Europe and the Public Defender’s Office co-organised a roundtable meeting with various legal professionals. The working meeting aimed at presenting and discussing the concept and methodology of the planned research on sexual violence against women, which will be...

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Stefano Dominioni about the Cultural Routes Programme at the Forum "Connecting Cultures-Shaping a Creative Future for Georgia and Europe"

7 May, 2019

By the support of Georgian Government, and by the initiation of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, implementation of a grand scale project “Georgia, Europe” was launched. On May 6-7, a two-day forum “Connecting Cultures- Shaping a Creative Future for Georgia and Europe” was...

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Anniversary of the adoption of the Law on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination

To mark the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Law on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination, the Council of Europe together with the Public Defender’s Office, organised a public meeting “The Importance of Equality and the Ways How to Eliminate Discrimination”- for young people on...

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Council of Europe celebrates Europe Day

On 5 May, the Council of Europe took part in the Europe Day celebrations in Tbilisi’s Rike Park. The office staff provided information about the Organisation and projects implemented in Georgia to the people attending the event. The visitors of the CoE tent were given the possibility to take part...

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Presentation of the new electronic module for media

On 24 April 2019, the Central Election Commission of Georgia presented its new electronic module allowing media organisations to appoint and register their representatives electronically at all levels of election administration. This new module was developed and is being deployed with the Council...

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The Council of Europe Office in Georgia presented recommendations on improving data collection mechanism on discrimination and hate crimes

On 19 April 2019, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the General Prosecutor’s Office and the Supreme Court presented recommendations on improving data collection mechanisms on discrimination and hate crimes. The event presented the major...

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Call for Tender - Purchase of comprehensive upgrade of the existing software and websites of the Political Finance Monitoring Department of the State Audit Office of Georgia

The Council of Europe Co-operation Project “Reform of the electoral practice in Georgia” is launching a tender procedure for the provision of a comprehensive upgrade of the existing software and websites of the Political Finance Monitoring Department of the State Audit Office. Deadline for...

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Launch of the European Union and the Council of Europe joint project

“Supporting the criminal justice reforms – tackling criminal aspects of the judicial reform”

15 April 2019

European Union and the Council of Europe officially launched a joint project ‘Supporting the criminal justice reforms’ on 15 April bringing together state authorities, members of the parliament, international donor organisations, members of the High Council of Justice, judges of the Common Courts...

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Sharing Recommendations and the Best Practices on Confidential Counselling

15 April 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

Council of Europe presented the analysis on the Council of Europe standards and national practices on confidential counselling gathering the members of the High Council of Justice, judges, representatives of the civil society and international organisations on 15 April. The meeting was opened by...

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Social Media and the Judiciary – Modern World Challenges

13 April 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

A round - table discussion on Social Media and the Judiciary was organised in order to discuss the existing standards and the best practices on social media and ethics on 13 April. The meeting focused on freedom of expression and ethics in social media. The event provided a platform where the...

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Getting familiar with Croatian practices on data collection

The Council of Europe organised a study visit to Croatia for the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Prosecutor’s Office, the Court, NGOs and Public Defender’s Office on 1-4 April. The study visit aimed at informing participants about the good practices of data collection on...

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Launch of the European Union and the Council of Europe joint project “Supporting the criminal justice reforms – tackling criminal aspects of the judicial reform”

European Union and the Council of Europe are launching a joint project to support criminal justice reforms in Georgia. The project aims at assisting the Georgian stakeholders in reforming the criminal procedure mechanisms and strengthening the capacity of national courts. Cristian Urse, Head of...

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Discussing challenges and promising practices in dealing with cases of violence against women and domestic violence

The Council of Europe organised a roundtable meeting for legal professionals on 29-30 March. The working meeting brought together specialised prosecutors, judges and representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to discuss gaps and challenges as well as promising practices in dealing with...

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Council of Europe conducted Training on Policing Hate Crimes against LGBTI Persons

On 27-29 March Council of Europe conducted Training of Trainers on Council of Europe manual “Policing Hate Crimes against LGBTI persons” in Borjomi, Georgia. The activity aimed at raising awareness, increasing sensitisation and conducting capacity building exercises targeted at the police...

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Court Managers’ Forum

29-30 March 2019 Lopota, Georgia

The second Court managers’ forum was held on 29-30 March gathering all 29 court managers and other relevant judicial staff. The platform of the forum was established in September 2018 aiming to create a strong network of all the acting court managers in Georgia and to implement needs-based...

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Discussing the ways of the efficient investigation and prosecution of hate crime

A two-day workshop on investigation and prosecution of hate crime was held on 18-19 March for representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The training aimed at discussing main challenges impacting efficient investigation and prosecution of hate crime, the...

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The second Steering Committee meeting: progress and future plans

26 March 2019

The second Steering Committee of the project “Fight against Discrimination, Hate Crime and Hate Speech in Georgia” was held in Tbilisi on 26 March. The Steering Committee approved the project work plan for the following six months and reviewed the progress of activities from the previous work...

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Efficient Social Media management - a topic for discussion with communication specialists

23-24 March 2019 Kazbegi, Georgia

A second phase of the workshop on “Digital Media: importance and the efficient management” was held for Public Relations staff of the Judiciary, the Georgian Bar Association and the Office of the Independent Inspector on 23-24 March. The activity was a follow up to the training organised in...

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Supporting efficient implementation of the Lanzarote Convention in Georgia

Roundtable meeting towards more effective implementation of the Lanzarote Convention in Georgia: Challenges and good practices in responding to child sexual exploitation and sexual abuse was held on 21-22 March in Tbilisi. The event was organised in cooperation with the Human Rights Secretariat...

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Council of Europe launches campaign “I choose Equality”

headline 21 March 2019 Tbilisi, Georgia

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination marked on 21 March, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia launched the campaign “I choose Equality”. The campaign targets general public to raise awareness about the risks discrimination, hate speech, and hate...

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