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Call for proposals for small grants for universities

16/09/2019

Council of Europe is launching a grant program for universities on celebrating diversity and addressing discrimination. Proposals can be submitted by universities from Tbilisi, Kvemo Kartli, Samtskhe-Javakheti and Adjara. The maximum budget per project is 4 000 EUR. Deadline for submission of...

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The third round of Court Managers’ Forum

13-15 September 2019 Kakheti, Georgia

The third round of common court managers’ forum took place on 13-15 September in Kakheti, Georgia. The forum is an already established strong platform enhancing the skills and providing the opportunity to share knowledge and experience of court managers’ throughout Georgia. The platform is...

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In-depth discussions on the protection of human rights in criminal proceedings

The Council of Europe organised series of trainings for the representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on the protection of human rights in criminal proceedings. Two groups took part in the sessions held on 13-14 and 25-26 July. Meetings provided the opportunity to have in-depth...

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Call for tenders - Consultancy services for the provision of a final evaluation of the Project “Support to the Judicial Reform in Georgia”

The Council of Europe is looking for a Provider for the provision of a Final Evaluation of “Support to the Judicial Reform in Georgia” Project For the detailed information please follow the link here Deadline for submission of applications: 5 September 2019.

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Further steps for the development of the Strategy and the Action Plan of the High School of Justice

19-20 July 2019 Kazbegi, Georgia

Council of Europe national and international experts developed the needs assessment report focusing on the areas of expertise of the initial and in-service training programmes, the legislative framework practices and regulation governing the School, the communication practices, and the role of...

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Tender to establish a pool of experts on capacity building activities on fighting discrimination and legislation and policy review of criminal, civil and administrative legislation

The Council of Europe is launching a tender procedure for the national consultants for the provision of capacity building activities on fighting discrimination, legislation and policy review of criminal, civil and administrative legislation in the light of antidiscrimination standards. Deadline...

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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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PACE co-rapporteurs to make monitoring visit to Georgia

13.09.2019 Strasbourg, France

Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ADLE), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Georgia, will make a fact-finding visit to the country from 17 to 18 September 2019. Discussions will...

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National minorities’ rights in Georgia: legislation strengthened, but data collection, religious minorities rights protection, and minority languages teaching must be improved

05 September, 2019

Over the past three years, Georgia has strengthened its legislative framework for promotion of rights of national minorities and made visible efforts to promote diversity. However, more effective data collection is necessary, the efforts to promote use of minority languages in education and in...

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PACE monitors react to so-called ‘elections’ in the Georgian region of Abkhazia

26.08.2019 Strasbourg, France

The co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlățean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), have made the following statement regarding the so-called ‘presidential elections’ in the Georgian region of Abkhazia: “We...

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Call for tenders: local consultancy in the Eastern Partnership countries on an anti-discrimination project

The Council of Europe is currently implementing until 31 December 2021, a project on strengthening access to justice through non-judicial redress for victims of discrimination, hate crime and hate speech in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of...

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Council of Europe anti-corruption body publishes a report on Georgia

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group (GRECO) published its compliance report on Georgia as adopted on 22 March 2019 in plenary session. Link to the report

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Opportunity to coordinate child participation at the next Council of Europe Children’s Rights conference

26 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe is holding a call for applications from international NGOs / international consultants to prepare, coordinate and implement child participation at its upcoming Children’s Rights conference. The conference will mark the mid-term evaluation of the Council of Europe Strategy...

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Call for Consultants for a Review of training strategies and materials for Law Enforcement, Judges and Prosecutors and development of a pilot training module

27 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

While the exact number of Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OCSEA) victims is unknown, reports show that tens of thousands of children, of all ages, fall victim to OCSEA each year. This crime is often transnational in nature and ever evolving. To ensure effective investigation and...

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Marija Pejčinović Burić elected Secretary General of the Council of Europe

headline 26 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

The Assembly today elected Marija Pejčinović Burić (Croatia) Secretary General of the Council of Europe for a five-year term beginning on 18 September 2019. In the first round of the election Marija Pejčinović Burić obtained 159 votes, an absolute majority, and Didier Reynders (Belgium) 105...

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Georgia monitors welcome ruling majority’s offer to introduce fully proportional vote by 2020

headline 25 June 2019

The co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of Georgia, Titus Corlatean (Romania, SOC) and Claude Kern (France, ALDE), have today welcomed the offer by the ruling majority in Georgia to introduce fully proportional voting with a zero per cent threshold by 2020. “The introduction of a fully proportional...

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Public perceptions of low corruption levels may be misleading

25 June 2019 Strasbourg, France

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO) today warned that public perceptions of low levels of corruption in certain countries may lead to underestimating the need for measures to combat corrupt practices. GRECO also expressed concern about the overall slow progress in implementing...

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