Call for proposals - NGO Grant to promote the fight against sexism

20 September 2019

The Council of Europe’s Gender Equality Division is launching a call for proposals for an NGO grant to promote the fight against sexism. This call for proposals aims to co-fund a project with activities at the national level aimed at promoting the implementation of Council of Europe...

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Marija Pejčinović Burić, New Council of Europe Secretary General

19 September 2019 Strasbourg

Marija Pejčinović Burić (Croatia) began her position as Secretary General of the Council of Europe on 18 September, after being elected in June 2019 by the Parliamentary Assembly for a five-year mandate. She is the second woman in this position after the French Catherine Lalumière (1989-1994) and...

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Horizontal Facility keeps supporting reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey

9 September 2019

The European Union and Council of Europe are extending the Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey joint programme to help strengthen rule of law, fight against corruption and against discrimination, as well as media freedoms in the Western Balkans and Turkey. The second phase of...

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Anti-bullying teams to be established in schools all over Albania

9 September 2019 Tirana

Best practices against bullying acquired within the joint European Union and Council of Europe action “Fighting bullying and extremism in the education system in Albania” will be extended in all the schools of Albania, thanks to the cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth and...

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Call for participants - Seminar "Roma Youth Participation: What now?"

Reviewing the Results of the Roma Youth Action Plan (2016-­‐2019) in relation to Roma youth participation and combating antigypsyism The seminar "Roma Youth Participation: What Now?" will be devoted to review achievements and identify future priorities for the youth sector regarding Roma youth...

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Action Plan on the Development of the Albanian Prison System launched in Tirana

26 July 2019 Tirana

Today, the Ministry of Justice of Albania launched the Action Plan on the Development of the Prison System, developed in partnership with the Council of Europe and sponsored by the British Embassy in Tirana. This action plan aims to improve conditions in the prison system of Albania, in line with...

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Anti-racism commission publishes its annual report

11 June 2019 Strasbourg

Xenophobic populism and racist hate speech continued to make their mark on the contemporary political climate in Europe in 2018, says the annual report of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) published today. The growing public anxiety about economic, geopolitical and...

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500 law students in Tirana and Durrës complete the human rights course

30 May 2019 Albania

In the frame of the European Union/ Council of Europe action “Supporting effective domestic remedies and facilitating the execution of the European Court of Human Right judgments” (D-REX), over 500 Albanian students of Tirana and Durrës' law faculties successfully completed the human rights...

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70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe celebrated at the Faculty of Law of Tirana

20 May 2019 Tirana

An open session on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Council of Europe was held on 17 May with the participation of more than 100 students and academic staff of the Faculty of Law at the State's University of Tirana. The guest speaker of this event was Mr Nils Muižnieks, President of...

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Open Day on LGBTI rights

14 May 2019 Tirana

On 13 May 2019, the Head of Council of Europe Office in Tirana, Jutta Gützkow, addressed the Open Day: LGBTI Rights are Human Rights hosted by the People’s Advocate, Erinda Ballanca. The event is part of the commemoration agenda of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and...

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