Call for contributions on the High-Level Conference on the European Social Charter

1 March 2024 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

This call for contributions is addressed to states, ministries and other government agencies with social rights responsibilities, intergovernmental organisations, organisations of workers and employers, civil society organisations, academia and individuals with expertise and interest in social...

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Call for Tender - Local Consultancy Services in Education and Democratic Governance

29 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

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

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Call for tender - local consultancy services in the field of electoral support

23 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe projects “Supporting Transparency, Inclusiveness and Integrity of Electoral Practice and Process in Georgia, Phase II” is looking for provider(s) for the provision of local consultancy services in the field of electoral support. The detailed description and information...

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Georgian municipal representatives and state probation specialists work together to improve services for juveniles

22-23 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

Improving services for juveniles in conflict with the law and probationers, integrating them at both central and municipal levels remains a significant challenge in Georgia. To address this issue, a Working Group Meeting was organised on 22-23 February 2024 in Tbilisi, bringing together...

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Another group of specialists working in the criminal justice system of Georgia was trained on pressing issues of mental health

21 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

Mental health assessment, stigma and effective communication, screening tools, roles and functions of the multidisciplinary team, motivational interviewing, prevention of professional burnout and secondary traumatization, knowledge on these and other important issues was deepened, and practical...

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Call for tender - Law enforcement Professionals and Psychologists

21 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe projects " Enhancing Human Rights Compliant Approach in Law Enforcement Institutions in Georgia” have launched a call to establish a pool of consultants for law enforcement Professionals and Psychologists. These consultants will be tasked with implementing activities...

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Tender Announcement - Human Rights Training & Monitoring and Evaluation

19 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe projects "Enhancing Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia" and "Combating Hate Speech in Georgia" have launched a call to establish a pool of consultants for two purposes: 1) human rights training and 2) monitoring and evaluation on issues of equality and...

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Call for tender: Legal Professionals and Psychologists

19 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe projects "Enhancing Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia" and "Combating Hate Speech in Georgia" have launched a call to establish a pool of consultants for Legal Professionals and Psychologists. These consultants will be tasked with implementing activities addressing...

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Call for tender: Developing Communication/Visibility Materials

19 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe projects ”Enhancing Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia” and ”Combating Hate Speech in Georgia” have launched a call to establish a pool of consultants for developing communication/visibility materials to support awareness-raising and outreach activities associated...

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Tender Procedure for International Consultancy Services in Education

16 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

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

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Vacancy notice: Project Officers

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia is announcing vacancies for Officers of the following Projects: Enhancing Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia (deadline for submitting applications 27 February 2024). Further Enhancement of Social and Economic Rights in Georgia (deadline for...

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Tender Procedure for Local Consultancy Services in Education and Democratic Governance

13 February 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

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

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CEPEJ workshop on judicial inspection and judicial statistics in Georgia

2-3 February 2024

On 2 and 3 February 2024, a workshop was organised on European good practices relating to judicial inspection and CEPEJ tools on judicial statistics for the Independent Inspector's office at the High Council of Justice in Georgia. On this occasion, topics such as the role of judicial inspection,...

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Become an Equality Ambassador - Council of Europe Office in Georgia is announcing a competition

30 January 2024

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia is announcing a competition to select Equality Ambassadors. The competition for the Ambassador of Equality is organised within the framework of the Council of Europe Project “Enhancing Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia”. The Project is funded...

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Denmark makes a voluntary contribution

29 January 2024

The Government of Denmark has made a voluntary contribution of DKK 9,000,000 (approximately €1,200,000) to support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2024-2027, the Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova 2021-2024 and the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine...

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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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Council of Europe and Georgian authorities launch the new Action Plan for 2024-2027

18 January 2024 Tbilisi, Georgia

Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Bjørn Berge and the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, Lasha Darsalia, jointly launched the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2024-2027 today in Tbilisi. Building on the work of the previous years, the new Action Plan...

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Supporting Independent Inspector’s Office of the High Council of Justice

11-12 JANUARY 2024 BORJOMI, GEORGIA

On 11-12 January, the Council of Europe held a workshop for the staff of Independent Inspector’s Office on substantiation of decisions of Independent Inspector on disciplinary proceedings in respect of judges. The Council of Europe consultant, Nina Betteto, Judge of Supreme Court of Slovenia...

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Venice Commission publishes new opinions

19 December 2023 Venice, Italy

At its latest Plenary Session in Venice on 15 and 16 December, the Council of Europe’s body of constitutional legal experts, the Venice Commission, has examined eight draft opinions and amicus curiae briefs concerning Armenia, Georgia, Kosovo, the Republic of Moldova, and Ukraine. Among them are...

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The Personal Data Protection Service of Georgia received guidance on the privacy by design and by default

19 DECEMBER 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

The staff members of the Personal Data Protection Service (PDPS) of Georgia received information on standards and good practices in the field of privacy by design and by default during the workshop. The PDPS will follow up with development of the guidelines in this new field of expertise, as...

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The Closing Conference of the Pompidou Group first field Project in Georgia

18 December 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Pompidou Group marks an important milestone with the closing ceremony of its first field project, "Developing a Drug Prevention Support Network for Parents and Professionals," held in Tbilisi, Georgia on 18 December 2023. Representatives from Georgian ministries, state institutions, agencies,...

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On 16-17 December the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) organised the annual Court Managers' Forum

16-17 December 2023 Telavi, Georgia

During the first part of the event, selected court managers presented the good practices in introducing and implementing CEPEJ tools in their courts’ daily work, while managers from four pilot courts presented the CEPEJ court coaching programme activities. On this occasion and as a follow up to...

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In the years 2021-22, the enhancement of hate crime investigations was notably facilitated through the assistance of the Council of Europe

14 December 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

The Council of Europe's Office in Georgia successfully concluded the “Promoting the Effective Protection of Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia” project. Throughout its duration, the project actively collaborated with various state authorities, including the Ministry of Internal Affairs of...

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Women politicians from Ajara discuss legal and policy instruments for increasing women’s impact on political and public decision-making

12-13 December 2023 Batumi, Georgia

On 12-13 December 2023 women from diverse political party groups from Ajara region participated in a workshop aiming at empowering women with the necessary knowledge and skills to better impact decision making in political and public life and in particular, in the context of the upcoming 2024...

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Towards a nation-based definition of hate speech based on Council of Europe standards

13 DECEMBER 2023 TBILISI, GEORGIA

Georgian stakeholders with a role in combating hate speech took part in a clarificatory workshop on the definition of hate speech. The workshop aimed at initiating discussions among stakeholders about the importance of defining hate speech and incorporating it into the relevant codes of conduct...

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Final Steering Committee of Council of Europe project to combat VAW and DV

12 December 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

The final Steering Committee meeting of the project, "Promoting an integrated approach to end violence against women and promote gender equality in Georgia," took place on 12th of December 2023 to review past accomplishments and unveil a comprehensive new project plan with a focus on eradicating...

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Celebrating completion of three Council of Europe Projects

12 December 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 12 December 2023, the Council of Europe hosted a closing ceremony for three Projects, implemented in the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023: "Promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Georgia," "Enhanced Access to Legal Aid Services for...

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Evidence-based decision making: bridging the gap and building consensus

11 December 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 11 December, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, on behalf of the Directorate of Programme Co-ordination (DPC), organised a conference in hybrid format on the topic “Evidence-based decision making: bridging the gap and building consensus.” The conference, dedicated to the International...

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The Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics (CJE) approved two major institutional changes at its 15th General Assembly

9-10 DECEMBER 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

The members of the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics (CJE) approved two out of four the Council of Europe recommendations on major structural changes at the 15th General Assembly meeting. The Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics (CJE) is aimed at raising social accountability of media by...

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Meeting of the Working Group on Free Legal Aid Legislation in Georgia

8 December 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 8 December 2023 the Council of Europe Office in Georgia organised a working group meeting with participation of the management of the Legal Aid Service (LAS), representatives of the Parliament of Georgia, Ministry of Justice and the Human Rights Secretariat at the Administration of the...

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Empowering Voices: Council of Europe Wraps Up 'Democracy Starts in Schools' Project in Georgia

6 December 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 6 December 2023, the Council of Europe organised a national conference "Democracy Starts in Schools – Engaging School Children in Decision Making Processes in Schools and Communities in Georgia" to present the preliminary results of the Council of Europe project on enhancing a culture of...

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Investigators and prosecutors from Georgia improved their skills in undertaking financial investigations to detect economic crimes

4-5 DECEMBER 2023 TBILISI, GEORGIA

The Council of Europe in cooperation with the Office of the Prosecutor General of Georgia, organised a tailored training on "Effective Parallel Financial Investigation" in Tbilisi, Georgia. The training explored into Anti-Money Laundering/Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) trends,...

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Training on Psychological Aspects of Interviewing Child Victims/Witnesses of CSEA

2 December 2023 Tsinandali, Georgia

The three-day training, "Psychological Aspects of Interviewing Child Victims/Witnesses of CSEA," organized by the Council of Europe's office in Georgia at the Kakheti Region Hotel Tsinandali, was attended by representatives from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and social workers from the State...

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Discussion of a Draft Legislative Package Establishing a Legal Framework for Restorative Justice

1-2 December 2023 Lopota, Georgia

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia supported discussions of a draft legislative package on restorative justice, prepared by the National Agency of Crime Prevention, Execution of Non-custodial Sentences and Probation. The main aim of this meeting was to assist the authorities in broadening...

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Strengthening the Protection of Social and Economic Rights in Georgia - Celebrating Three Years of Cooperation

1 December 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

On 1 December 2023 the Council of Europe Office in Georgia held a Project closing event for the wide-ranging Project “Strengthening protection of social and economic rights in Georgia.” The event was opened by Cristophe Poirel, Human Rights Director, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of...

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Gori Municipality develops a mid-term development plan via inclusive process

1 December 2023 Gori, Georgia

For the first time in Georgia, Gori municipality successfully applied Civil Participation in Decision-Making Toolkit for developing a municipality’s mid-term development plan through an inclusive process. “Civil Participation in Decision-Making Toolkit” (CP Tool) is a Council of Europe civil...

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Pompidou Group trains Georgia’s criminal justice system specialists on the pressing issues of mental health

1 December 2023 Borjomi, Georgia

To enhance Georgia’s criminal justice system specialists (psychologists and social workers) with mental health related skills, the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe recently completed a comprehensive Training of Trainers for 10 psychologists and social workers within the Project "Developing...

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The Georgian anti-SLAPPs Platform prepared its Strategy and Action Plan

29-30 November 2023 TSINANDALI, GEORGIA

A platform of seven civil society organisations fighting Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (SLAPPs) finalised drafting of 2024-2026 Strategy outlining its mission and goal. Subsequent Action Plan was also prepared defining planned actions for 2024. The anti-SLAPPs Platform was...

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National Dialogue on Sexual Harassment Prevention Mechanisms: A Reflection on Progress and a Call to Action

29 November 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

Sexual harassment is a global problem, even more so perhaps in Georgia, where gender inequalities and gender stereotypes are deeply ingrained in the fabric of society. Georgia’s passage of national anti-sexual harassment legislation and the subsequent establishment of prevention mechanisms in...

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Council of Europe celebrates with local authorities and civil society their achievements on participatory democracy and human rights in Georgia

28 November 2023 Tbilisi, Georgia

On November 28, 2023, the closing event of the project "Strengthening Participatory Democracy and Human Rights at Local Level in Georgia” took place in Tbilisi City Assembly. The closing event “Participatory Democracy and Human Rights in Georgia – From Vision to Action!” provided a platform for...

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