Skopje 12 November 2018
In his introductory remarks at the training for diplomatic and consular personnel on how to...
Ohrid 29-31 October 2018
A total of 10 prison staff members, representatives of the Directorate for Execution of Sanctions...
Tirana 30 October 2018
The Council of Europe is organising an international conference under the theme “Transparency of...
Welcome to the Council of Europe Programme Office in Skopje
The Council of Europe programme office in Skopje was established in 2012. It currently implements projects in the framework of a joint cooperation programme with the European Union, Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (Horizontal Facility), with a focus on justice (prisons and police reform; enhancing courts’ compliance with human rights standards to combat ill-treatment and impunity); economic crimes; promoting anti-discrimination and protecting the rights of vulnerable groups (victims of trafficking of human beings for labour exploitation).
Cooperation follows a two-fold approach: technical cooperation, based on recommendations of relevant Council of Europe monitoring/expert bodies and EU progress reports, tailored to achieve increased compliance with European standards, as well as the provision of Council of Europe legislative expertise and policy advise through the Expertise Coordination Mechanism.
In addition, the Council of Europe programme office in Skopje currently implements a regional project, as a result of joint cooperation with the European Union, in the field of freedom of expression and media (JUFREX).
Horizontal Facility projects
- Co-operation programmes
- CoE, Newsroom
- HELP - The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals
- HELP Online Portal
- Council of Europe European Commission for the efficiency of justice (CEPEJ)
- Project management methodology
- Multi media human rights channel
- HF Newsletters
- Jobs and calls for tender
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