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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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Discussing the Legal Amendments Package with the Georgian Bar Association

12-13 May 2022

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia organised a discussion of draft amendments to laws regulating professional activities of lawyers with the Executive Board and the Ethics Commission of the Georgian Bar Association. The objective of the meeting was to consolidate a position concerning...

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Training for trainers - ‘Vote outside the box’ - was delivered to election officials and young leaders

Getting young people to vote

16 May 2022

On 16 May, an online training of trainers - Vote outside the box’ - was delivered to election officials, young leaders and representatives of civil society organisations. The training was co-organised with the Supreme Election Council of the Autonomous Republic of Ajara. Promoting active...

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Council of Europe Congress provides grant support to the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia

16 MAY 2022

On 16 May 2022, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia (NALAG) signed a grant agreement as part of their joint project on “Strengthening participatory democracy and human rights at local level in...

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Tender on the Consultancy of Editing Service

The Council of Europe is looking for a Provider(s) for the provision of editing service in the framework of the Council of Europe Project “Promoting the Effective Protection of Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia”. Deadline for submission of applications: 31 May 2022 All the applications...

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New actions planned to promote the effective protection of equality and non-discrimination in Georgia

The Council of Europe Office in Georgia has launched the new project “Promoting the Effective Protection of Equality and Non-Discrimination in Georgia” to strengthen the promotion and protection of the rights of vulnerable groups and minorities, in Georgia against discrimination, hate speech and...

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Council of Europe proposes a comprehensive legal and policy framework to combat hate speech

20 May 2022 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe has issued a set of guidelines to its 46 member states aimed at preventing and combating hate speech, both online and offline. In a Recommendation adopted during its annual session held in Turin, the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers calls on governments to develop...

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IDAHOT: LGBTI persons fleeing war face specific risks and need protection

16 May 2022 Strasbourg, France

European states should pay attention to the specific challenges faced by LGBTI asylum seekers fleeing war, declared Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, the current President of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and...

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Secretary General - Europe must remain resilient in the face of aggression and war

4 May 2022 Strasbourg, France

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has marked Europe Day 2022 by calling on European states to renew their investment in human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the face of “terrible violence and seismic change.” Launching her annual report, Moving Forward 2022, the Secretary...

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Statement by the Secretary General

Press Freedom Day: Media and journalists need better protection

3 May 2022

In a statement to mark World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, urged European governments to provide greater protection to media and journalists so they can perform their essential role in democracy. “In these critical times, when...

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Georgia monitoring: PACE welcomes ‘continuous and marked progress’, lists remaining shortcomings

PACE has welcomed the “continuous and marked progress” made by Georgia in honouring its Council of Europe membership obligations and commitments since 2014, but added that a number of shortcomings and concerns remain. Approving a resolution today, based on a report by Titus Corlatean (Romania,...

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Prison overcrowding: Anti-torture committee calls for limits on prison inmate numbers and promoting non-custodial measures

21 April 2022 Strasbourg. France

The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) is calling on European states with persistent prison overcrowding to address this problem with determination by setting a maximum threshold to the number of prisoners in every penal institution - to be strictly respected - and...

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Child self-generated sexual images and videos: new report provides guidance to governments

8 April 2022 Strasbourg, France

Addressing challenges raised by the significant increase and exploitation of child self-generated sexual images and videos is the focus of the new monitoring report presented by the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote Committee in Rome. The report covers 43 European states Parties (*) to the Lanzarote...

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Statement by Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić on International Roma Day

Roma in Ukraine and throughout Europe in 2022

7 April 2022 Strasbourg, France

“8 April is always a welcome opportunity to celebrate Roma people and the contribution that they make to our diverse, modern societies. However, it is also a moment to reflect on the hardship and pain that many Roma individuals and communities experience and to renew our commitment to addressing...

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Children’s rights in crisis and emergency situations: a new Council of Europe priority for 2022-2027

7 April 2022

With climate change, the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russian Federation’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine, securing and protecting children’s rights in crisis and emergency situations has been designated a new priority in the Council of Europe’s Strategy for the Rights of the Child for 2022-2027...

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Implementing ECHR judgments: Latest annual report shows progress amid increasing challenges

30 March 2022 Strasbourg, France

The latest annual report from the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers on the implementation of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights has highlighted many positive developments whilst also underlining that the system faces a number of serious challenges. The report shows that...

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