The Council of Europe Programme on Confidence Building Measures Across the River Nistru/Dniestr in cooperation with the Pompidou Group is organising a Training Seminar on Drug Prevention for Youth, which will take place in Odessa, Ukraine on 27 - 29 October 2011.
The seminar “Drug Prevention for Youth” is part of the “Sport Instead of Drugs” project under the Council of Europe Programme on Confidence Building Measures, which is to include a Tag Rugby Tournament and a short documentary on above suggested subject.
Attending the seminar will be over 20 NGO leaders, school teachers and Sports coaches from both banks of the river Nistru/Dniestr.
Request for Quotation for the production of a video clip about the refurbishment of the temporary detention isolator of the General Police Commissariat of Chisinau municipality
The Joint Programme between the Council of Europe and the European Union "Democracy Support in Moldova" invites to submit quotations for the production of a video clip about the refurbishment of the temporary detention isolator of the General Police Commissariat of Chisinau municipality.
More detailed information can be found in the document:RFQ
Council of Europe experts’s opinions on amendments to the justice sector legislation
On the 17 October 2011 the EU-funded and Council of Europe-implemented “Democracy Support Programme in Moldova” organised a round table to discuss and debate on the CoE experts’ opinion on the amendments proposed to the Justice Sector Legislation.
The purpose of the activity was to provide analysis of the amendments proposed to the existing legal framework of the judicial system, to present and debate the Council of Europe expertises of the amendments proposed and the laws as a whole as well as to formulate concrete proposals on the improvement of the existing legal framework of the judicial system, namely the Law on the Superior Council of Magistrates, Law on Judicial Organisation and Law on the Status of Judges. Council of Europe experts Mr. Giacomo Oberto (Italy) and Mr. Cristi Danilet (Romania) have presented their views on the laws under discussion. The participants used this roundtable as an opportunity to exchange views on other aspects of the justice sector legislation which were not concretely viewed by the proposed amendments but which are of no less importance, such as e.g. legal status of the auxiliary court personnel and others.
Assessment visit on the mechanism for coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the moldovan strategy for justice sector reform
In the period of 17 – 20 October The EU-funded and Council of Europe-implemented “Democracy Support Programme in Moldova” organised an assessment visit of a CoE expert to conduct an analysis and define in consultation with authorities the needs, prerequisites and possible setup of a mechanism to coordinate and monitor the process of implementation of the Strategy for Justice Sector Reform.
In the framework of this assessment visit, bilateral meetings with representatives of the Justice Sector reform stakeholders as well as representatives of all relevant authorities and organisations have taken place. The assessment mission concluded with a wrap up roundtable where broader discussions on the subject were held. The outcome from the meetings and roundtable served as an opportunity for the CoE expert, Mr. Thomas Thomsen (Spain) to formulate first conclusions and recommendations and exchange them with the Moldovan counterparts.
Chisinau, 21.10.2011 - “A prompt adoption of a comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation will be an important step towards a more effective protection of the rights of the vulnerable groups in Moldova”, said the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at the end of a three-day visit to Moldova. “It should be accompanied by an education and public awareness campaign to ensure efficient implementation of the legislation in question”.
During the visit, the Commissioner focused on non-discrimination and promotion of tolerance in society, as well as human rights issues related to the events of April 2009. He welcomed a strong commitment by the relevant governmental institutions to promulgate the anti-discrimination law, despite strong opposition by certain groups.