The promotion of the rights of the persons with disabilities in Moldova and the European standards applied
The Joint Programme between the Council of Europe and the European Union “Democracy Support Programme in Moldova” in collaboration with Centre for Human Rights in Moldova and “Humanitas” Association organised a roundtable on “Strategies of the new policy on persons with disabilities” which was held on 11 July 2011 in Chisinau, Moldova.
This event is part of a series of activities dedicated to promotion of rights of persons with disabilities that will be taking place not only in the capital by also in other cities during the month of July 2011. The aim of this activity was to enable a wide range of actors to discuss with CoE experts coming from the Greek Ombudsman Institution, on different aspects of prioritisation of the national policy on prevention of exclusion of persons with disabilities. The participants have discussed topics such as: partnership’s role in promoting human rights for persons with disabilities and their families; necessary actions for improvement of situations of persons with mental disabilities and their families; measures and recommendations on national and European level concerning combating the poverty of persons with mental disabilities and their families; role of NGOs in promoting and implementing the policies on prevention of social exclusion and others.
Recommendations how to improve the probation system in the Republic of Moldova
In the framework of the EU-funded and Council of Europe-implemented "Democracy Support Programme in Moldova", a roundtable on the presentation and discussion of the evaluation report on the probation system in the Republic of Moldova was organized in Chisinau, on 4 July 2011.
The roundtable aimed at presenting the draft Report on the probation system in the Republic of Moldova, prepared by CoE experts, following their assessment visit. In addition, it aimed at providing the opportunity to Moldovan counterparts involved in the process to assess the compliance of Moldovan Law on Probation with European standards and the efficiency of the current implementation of probation in Moldova. Council of Europe experts presented the assessment’s findings paying a particular attention at the drawbacks of the Moldovan probation system and practices and ways to overcome them as well as possible future actions to improve implementation of probation in Moldova.
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New tool for teaching journalistic ethics in Moldova
Chisinau, 27 June 2011 – The Joint Programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe “Democracy Support in Moldova” in co-operation with the Press Council of Moldova organised a round table for presentation of the research paper “Stimulation of critical thinking of journalists – ethical and editorial dilemmas”.
The brochure includes the analysis of ten study cases selected from Moldovan mass-media, which are proposed by authors Nadine Gogu, Petru Macovei and Ion Bunduchi for debates to be used by students, young journalists and all persons interested in journalistic ethics. The aim of the study cases compiled in this publication is to stimulate the critical debates both in teaching journalistic ethics and in newsrooms as part of editorial decision-making process.
The third Steering Committee Meeting of the Joint Programme CoE/EU “Democracy Support Programme in Moldova"
Chisinau, 29 June 2011 – The Joint Programme between Council of Europe and European Union “Democracy Support Programme in Moldova” held the third Steering Committee meeting in Chisinau, Moldova.
In the opening speeches of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Ms. Natalia Gherman and Ambassador Dirk Schübel, Head of the European Delegation to Moldova it was strongly highlighted the need for comprehensive reforms in Moldova in compliance with EU standards that will pave the way towards European integration. The valuable support and expertise provided in the framework the Joint Progamme in a number of crucial reforms tackling judicial sector, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Parliament, etc., was highly praised.
The Minister of Justice, Mr. Oleg Efrim reiterated the fact that thanks to the prompt assistance of the Joint Programme, the Ministry of Justice has successfully started up a complex process on the drafting of the Strategy for Justice Sector Reform. In addition, assistance will be provided to the working groups that are currently working on amendments and draft laws for the judicial reform, prosecutorial reform and criminal procedure reform.
Development of the activities related to donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells. Co-operation between countries of the Black Sea Area (BSA): kick-off meeting
Date: Friday, 01 July, 2011
Place: Manhattan Hotel, 1 Ciuflea str., MD-2001, Chisinau, Moldova
Organised by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM), Council of Europe.
Based on recommendations and experience gained by the experts from the European Steering Committee on Organ Transplantation (CD-P-TO) of the Council of Europe, the EDQM proposes to support a 3 year collaborative project entitled “Development of the activities related to donation and transplantation of organs, tissues and cells: Co-operation between countries of the Black Sea Area (BSA)”. Nine member states of the Council of Europe will participate in this project (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, the Russia Federation, Turkey and Ukraine).
The main objective of the project is to support the development of organ donation and transplantation programmes through close inter-state co-operation between national health organisations and relevant stakeholders.