“The power of learning from your peers”

18 April 2018 Albania

Three series of Peer Learning Events were organised throughout March and April in Berat, Durrës and Vlorë aimed at strengthening ties among 21 pilot schools and improving communication and team work. More than 100 teachers from 21 pilot schools exchanged ideas and practices, fostered exchange,...

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Initiative to support human rights defenders in Albania

16 April 2018 Tirana

On 13th April, at the initiative of the former Ombudsperson Iglit Totozani, the Albanian Parliament, in cooperation with the Council of Europe and the European Union, hosted a high level roundtable on protection mechanism for human rights defenders. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the adoption...

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Days against discrimination in Kukës and Fier

13 April 2018 Albania

Following the kick-off event in Shkodër on 5 April, the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination, with the support of the joint European Union/Council of Europe project on anti-discrimination, organised Open Days events against discrimination on 11 and 12 April, in Kukës and Fier. The...

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National Day against bullying in the education system in Albania established within the Action on Education

12 April 2018 Tirana

Upon the initiative of the joint European Union/Council of Europe Horizontal Facility's Action “Fighting bullying and extremism in the education system in Albania”, the Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth in Albania has decided to establish a National Day against bullying in the education...

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Forum on political participation of LGBTI people in Albania

09 April 2018 Tirana

On the 6th of April, a high level Forum on Political Participation of LGBTI people in Albania was hosted by the Albanian Assembly with the support of the European Union/Council of Europe joint action “Preventing and Combating Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation and gender Identity in...

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International Roma Day in the municipalities of Vlora, Roskovec and Fier

06 April 2018 Albania

From 04 to 05 April 2018, the joint European Union/Council of Europe Regional Programme “Promoting Good Governance and Roma Empowerment at Local Level” organised local launching events in the municipalities of Vlora, Roskovec and Fier. These events aimed at celebrating and promoting the Romani...

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Regional prosecutors and investigators in Albania trained on asset recovery, seizure and confiscation

06 April 2018 Shkodër

More than 45 representatives from district prosecutor’s offices, regional police directorates and the General Directorate for the Prevention of Money Laundering from Kukës, Tropojë, Shkodër, Pukë, Lezhë and Dibër benefited from a two-day training on “Asset tracing and identification for purposes...

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Open Days against discrimination kick-off

05 April 2018 Albania

The Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination started an awareness raising campaign with an Open Day against discrimination in Shkodër this week. Similar events featuring art, culture and sports will take place over the next four weeks in Fier, Gjirokastër, Korçë and Kukës, complemtented by...

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New guide and support to policing hate crimes against LGBTI community in Albania

03 April 2018 Albania

Following the preparation of a new guide on “Policing Hate Crime against LGBTI persons: Training for a Professional Police Response”, over 150 police officers from different parts of Albania are capacitated, during 2 months period, in identifying and addressing hate crimes towards LGBTI people....

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Albanian Journalistic Code of Ethics revised to reflect online media challenges

02 April 2018 Tirana

On 29th March, the Council of Europe in cooperation with the Albanian Media Institute and the Albanian Media Council organized the final event on the revised Journalistic Code of Ethics as well as the Ethical Guidelines for Online Media. The latter were prepared with the best domestic and...

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