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29 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 15474)  

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Title 6th Advisory Board Meeting 
Description Regular Meeting of Advisory Board for the CARDS JUSTICE Project 
Status Completed 
Date 07/11/2006 
Location Tirana, Albania
Countries CoE Members: Albania / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia / Montenegro / Serbia / ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia''
Regions: South-East Europe
Organisations: Council of Europe / European Commission
Others: Kosovo*
Contributors Albania - Hosting
  Joint Programme Activity - SEE-JU
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP SEE-JU - CARDS- Regional project “Establishment of an independent, reliable and functioning judiciary, and the enhancing of the judicial co-operation” implemented by a Consortium    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2004/DG1/JP/1555   SEE-JU - Implementation
Expected Result 1.5 - Cross-module objectives
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
Line of Action ⇒ 3 – Building a society based on the Rule of Law
Programme ☆ 3.3  Functioning of justice
Project 2004/DG1/97 Improving the organisation of independent judicial systems
Expected Result 1 Judicial organisation and institutions have been strengthened (according to the commitments and conclusions of relevant reports)

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Conference 
Directorate (Service) DG I Legal Affairs (Division of judiciary and programmes)
CoE Contact JGENTI, Mamuka   email
Partners Austrian Center of Legal Competencies (CLC) Austria - National Institution
Web Pages
Documents & links
1 http://jp.coe.int  
Last Modified 07/11/2006 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 15474) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) To discuss and assess the project implementation. To define the guidelines for the last phase of the programme. 
Output/Results The 6th Advisory Board meeting underlined the achievements of the regional programme 6 months before its end at the end of April 2007. A better knowledge of the European standards and experience, as well as development of a common approach on a regional level has been put forward by the chairman, Mr. Ardian Dvorani. The achievements of the programme and the sustainability of the reforms which have been undertaken could be helpful for donors in the future to identify priorities in terms of training in the region. 
Conclusions/Follow Up A final conference of CARDS Justice will take place on 20-22 March 2007 in Montenegro. The last Co-ordination Meeting will take place in Slovenia in January 2007. A final report of the CARDS Justice programme, following the national Strategies of Judicial Reform, will be prepared for the final conference. Regional Guidelines (covering a period of 5 to 10 years) will contain abstracts drafted from a regional point of view, and underline regional problems; they will be drafted before the final conference.
Until the final conference, the Chairmanship of the Advisory Board will be jointly ensured by Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The project managers praised the good co-operation with the Council of Europe and the useful participation of Council of Europe experts to the activities organised in the period covered.
A web page of the programme will be ready before the end of the year 2006: all interim reports and meeting reports will be put online.
A follow-up project on the Western Balkans Prosecutors’ Network is foreseen. The European Commission will announce a tender in the spring 2007.

Participants Delegations from CARDS countries, CoE experts (CARDS Justice AB memebrs), Representative of EC Delegation, Representatives of Consortium partners. 
Consultants/Experts Ian Campbell (UK); Erik Minnegheer (France). 
CoE Secretariat Dana Pescarus 
Total No. Participants 25 
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  * All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.  
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