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Partnership for Good Governance
Newsletter No. 13 | July-December 2018
Results and outcomes
The first phase (2015-2018) of the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) is drawing to a successful close. With a budget of €36 million (funded 85% by the European Union and 15% by the Council of Europe), the PGG carried out 50 country-specific and regional projects in the Eastern Partnership countries over the past four years.  Negotiations are underway between the European Union and the Council of Europe for the second phase (2019-2021). Results and outcomes of PGG phase I are still being measured but some of the key results were presented at the annual coordination platforms held in each country in October-November.
Armenia   Azerbaijan   Georgia   Republic of Moldova   Ukraine    Belarus  Regional
Film on combatting discrimination in Moldova
This project supported the Republic of Moldova in preventing and combatting discrimination. Among other activities, the project supported the Moldovan Council for Preventing and Eliminating Discrimination and Ensuring Equality to strengthen its communication and outreach to citizens which has doubled the number of cases.
Film on international cooperation on cybercrime in EaP
Snapshot of cybercrime@EAP 2018 results. This regional project worked on international and public/private cooperation, and electronic evidence with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and Belarus. This film was shown at the closing event on 11-13 December in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Armenia
In Armenia, we launched an online course on the prohibition of ill treatment for special investigators and trained criminal law judges on publicity of judicial hearings, acceptable levels of secrecy and other elements of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights which they can use in their everyday work.
Final conference supporting the criminal justice reform and combating ill-treatment and impunity, 12 December, Yerevan
Launch of online course for investigators and prosecutors on prohibition of ill-treatment, 5 November, Yerevan
Azerbaijan
Following our support to the legal clinic of the Academy of Justice in Azerbaijan, including training students and mentors, the clinic now offers pro bono  legal aid to vulnerable and disadvantaged citizens.
Conference on property rights as defined by European Court of Human Rights case law, 14 September, Baku
International conference on the role and independence of lawyers, 15-16 November, Baku
A new online course on access to justice for women now available
Our PGG project "Strengthening access to justice for women victims of violence in the six Eastern Partnership countries” has launched a new online course, it will offer legal professionals in Europe a distinct and concrete tool for the promotion of gender-sensitive justice. The course was prepared with the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals
Georgia
In Georgia, prosecutors and investigators learnt about freedom of expression and modern investigation techniques to prevent ill-treatment, these training courses covered the relevant recent jurisprudence of the European Court on Human Rights. Also, 20 judges assistants received their certificates after completing our intensive online course on the reasoning of criminal judgements.
Effective parliamentary oversight on execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights, 25 October, Tbilisi
Final of the international Law Moot Court Competition for Georgian law students, 21-22 July, Kakheti region
Republic of Moldova
Our PGG project continued its work supporting the national efforts to prevent and combat discrimination in the Republic of Moldova. An online course on anti-discrimination for legal professionals was launched with a national adaptation. The communication and outreach of the Moldovan Equality Council and Ombudsperson Office was strengthened ensuring that citizens know about their rights and where, and how, they can defend them.
Inauguration event of multilingual tourist signs in minority languages in Chisinau, 13 November
Judges, prosecutors, judicial staff trained on non-discrimination and equality, 23-26 October
Ukraine
In Ukraine, the PGG project to strengthen the protection of the national minorities in Ukraine held several events, including the two below and one with the Ministry of Education on the policy and practice in state and minority language education. On 11 December, the project held its closing meeting and discussed achievements and the possible focus of future work including stateless status of Roma and situation of the internally displaced.
Ukraine-Czech Republic: peer to peer exchange on national minorities protection, 4-5 December, Prague
Seminar on specialised dialogue mechanisms for national minorities in Ukraine, 19 November, Kyiv
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