Italy and the Council of Europe call for end to violence against women, including online

25 November 2021 Strasbourg

We have the tools to overcome the mounting threat of violence against women and girls, including online violence. We mark in 2021 the anniversary of the Istanbul Convention. It has been 10 years since the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention – the Convention on preventing and combating...

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Albanian High Inspectorate of Justice fosters cooperation with the European Network of Justice Inspection Services

24 November 2021 Tirana

The Albanian High Inspectorate of Justice (HJI) hosted a delegation of the European Network of Justice Inspection Services (RESIJ) in view of establishing a cooperation agreement and evaluate potential application for membership in the RESIJ. The RESIJ delegation is composed by the High Justice...

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Improving the capacities of High Inspectorate for Declaration of Assets and Conflicts of Interests on efficient verification of top executive officials’ declarations

23 November 2021 Vlorë, Albania

Verification and administrative investigation of declarations of interest of persons entrusted with top executive functions, constitute an important method in the efforts to fight corruption and economic crime. In order to support the capacities of the High Inspectorate for the Declaration and...

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Launch Event : Combating violence against women in a digital age - utilising the Istanbul Convention

23 November 2021

Date : 24/11/2021 Time : 3.30 pm CET - 5.30 pm CET Duration : 2 hrs Language : English Organisers: Council of Europe Broadcasted live on the page Facebook Council of Europe – Directorate General Democracy General Recommendation no. 1 adopted by GREVIO on the Digital Dimension of Violence...

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New action plans supporting Roma and Egyptians and LGBTI adopted by Albanian government

19 November 2021

The adaption of the National Action Plans for Roma and Egyptian minorities (2021-2025) and for the LGBTI community (2021-2027) affirms the Albanian Government’s commitment to further advance the respective agendas in compliance with the European standards and values. The European Union and the...

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18 November: End Child Sex Abuse Day

18 November 2021

Sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children can happen at home, in school, during extra curricula activities, on the streets, over the phone, through a webcam or online in general. In most cases (70 to 85%) it is inflicted by someone the child knows, in their circle of trust, and causes...

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Italy takes over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers

17 november 2021 Strasbourg

Italy today took over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from Hungary during a meeting with representatives of the Organisation’s 47 member states. The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Péter Szijjártó, gave an overview of his country’s...

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To prevent sexual abuse, children’s circle of trust must be made safer

16 November 2021 Strasbourg

Ahead of the European Day on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse marked on 18 November, Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić has called on the states to step up their efforts to ensure that children’s “circle of trust” (those around them...

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Capacitating the court staff in collecting juridical statistics on court performance

11-12 november 2021 Gjirokastër, Albania

The European Union and Council of Europe joint action “Strengthening the Quality and the Efficiency of Justice in Albania” (SEJ III) continues the series of trainings with representatives of the district, administrative and appeal courts on the implementation of the new methodology for the...

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Albanian prison professionals increase their knowledge on Council of Europe standards on mental health disorders and suicide/harm prevention

12 november 2021 Tirana

The European Union and Council of Europe are working together with the Directorate General of Prison Administration to raise awareness and knowledge amongst professionals in the Albanian prison service on the Council of Europe standards concerning mental health disorders and suicide prevention. A...

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