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Programmatic Cooperation Framework of Eastern Partnership countries
Newsletter No. 7 | January-March 2017
Welcome to the seventh edition of our newsletter. So far in 2017 we have already published 86 news articles on our website about our activities in Eastern Partnership countries. This newsletter highlights a small selection of them.
New film
This films shows how our project has supported the staff of a juvenile prison in Ukraine to set-up 'family conferences' to ensure the rehabilitation of young offenders.
It follows the story of Artem and his conference with his family. This is part of our project to strengthen human rights and rule of law in the treatment of prisoners in Ukraine - improving the rehabilitation of prisoners in line with European standards and best practices.
Protection and promotion of human rights
Numerous activities have taken place under this theme, particularly under promoting equality and human dignity, promoting human rights education and democratic citizenship, protecting minorities' rights and strengthening the implementation of European human rights standards.
Assisting public education in minority languages in Georgia, 19 March 2017
Enhancing women's access to justice in Eastern Partnership countries, 16 March 2017
New publications
Our latest publication is a report on education for democratic citizenship. We have redesigned and updated the publications page on the website to make it easier to find documents by country.
Ensuring Justice
Conclusions are being drawn on the positive impact of some of the projects to improve the efficiency and quality of justice and there have been many additionalactivities to promote penitentiary reforms
Final conference of current PCF project to improve efficiency of judical services in Azerbaijan 4 April 2017
Cascade training sessions on medical ethics and health promotion activities in Armenia, 16 January 2017
Combating threats to the rule of law
Training programmes have been launched and expert dialogue continues under the criminal justice action on cyber crime project. Training and other actions  also took place under the fight against corruption and money-laundering projects.
Call for international consultants on integrity in higher education has been published, deadline 17 April
Training programme on cybercrime and electronic evidence for EaP countries launched 6-9 March 2017
Addressing challenges of the information society
Work continues on promoting professional and responsible journalism in Eastern Partnership countries, internet governance and data protection through training seminars and meetings.
Protecting minors in Georgia through TV programme labelling and age-rating 12-13 and 19-20 March 2017
Promoting professional and responsible journalism in Eastern Partnership countries, Chisinau, 8 March 2017
Promoting democratic governance
The Venice Commission continued its work on reforming electoral legislation and practice. Training sessions were held on Enhancing Public (Financial) Governance and Management in European Cities attended by participants from Moldova and Armenia.
Working together for free and fair elections in Armenia, Conference on 14 February 2017
Twelve municipalities signed joint agreements to implement ethical, innovative and inclusive actions, 1 March 2017
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