First steering committee meeting of ROMACTED programme in Tirana

13 June 2018 Tirana

The First Steering Committee meeting of the Joint Programme between the European Union (DG NEAR) and the Council of Europe ROMACTED “Promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level”, took place in Tirana on 12 June 2018. Representatives of the Directorate-General Neighbourhood and...

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For an ethical journalism in Albania—Albanian Media Council discusses self-regulation mechanisms

7 June 2018 Tirana

On 7 June, the Albanian Media Council launched its recently founded Complains’ Board in a gathering of journalists, media organizations, legislators, media regulatory agencies, commissioners, and international partners active in media development in Albania. Deputy Speaker Vasilika Hysi, Head of...

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Using modern HRM to build good governance at the local level

8 June 2018 Tirana

Modern and effective human resource management is a cornerstone in building good governance at local level. The Commissioner for Oversight of the Civil Service in Albania wants to empower local HRM managers to promote uniform practices and sustainable structures at local level as means of...

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Experts from Eastern European countries gather in Tirana to analyse property matters in Albania and exchange best practices related to property restitution and compensation

04 June 2018 Tirana

Helping Albanian institutions to solve serious property issues the country is facing is one of the priorities of the joint Council of Europe/European Union Action “Supporting effective domestic remedies and facilitating the execution of judgments in Albania”. The Action continues to provide...

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Anti-discrimination project concludes with final conference

headline 28 may 2018 tirana

Today’s final conference of the Joint European Union/Council of Europe project “Enhancing the effectiveness of the Albanian system of human rights protection and anti-discrimination” summed up the two years of work that have brought about tangible results in the Albanian anti-discrimination...

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Dunja Mijatović: Albania should step up protection of children and inclusion of persons with disabilities

headline 25 May 2018 Tiranë

Today the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, concluded her five-day visit to Albania which focused on children’s rights, the rights of persons with disabilities, and access to free legal aid. Concerning children’s rights, the Commissioner welcomes the authorities’...

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Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, European Union and the Council of Europe meet to update beneficiaries on implementation in Albania

headline 25 May 2018 Tirana

Today, the Deputy Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, hosted a meeting of Albanian beneficiaries with the European Union and the Council of Europe to review the progress achieved during the second year of the joint programme of the European Union and the Council of Europe “Horizontal...

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Training for Trainers for judges and prosecutors

21 May 2018 Pristina

A two-day training for trainers of judges and prosecutors from Kosovo* and Albania took place in Pristina on 17-18 May 2018. Participants had an opportunity to expand their knowledge on freedom of expression and methodology on delivering training on this topic. They were presented with the...

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Bullying: A public health issue

headline 18 may 2018 Tirana

As a direct result of the visibility the Action on Bullying has gained in the local community, the European Union/Council of Europe's Horizontal Facility project “Fighting Bullying and Extremism in the Education System in Albania” was invited by members of the Faculty of Public Health in Tirana...

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New prison staff recruits to be trained in line with Council of Europe standards

headline 18 may 2018 Tirana

263 new recruits will be trained as future prisons staff at the Security Academy as of 21 May. Justice Minister Etilda Gjonaj together with the Head of the Council of Europe Office in Tirana Claus Neukirch, Deputy Minister of Interior Julian Hodaj , Director General of the Prison Administration...

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