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01 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 17036)  

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Title ''training-of-trainers'' sessions on substantive European human rights standards and methodological aspects for prison management staff (''The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'') 
Description 20 participants from ''The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia''
Duration: 2 days 
Status Completed 
Date 29/01/2008 - 31/01/2008 
Location Skopje, ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia''
Countries CoE Members: Albania / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia / Montenegro / Serbia / ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia''
Others: Kosovo*
  Joint Programme Activity - SEE-PrisonRef
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP SEE-PrisonRef - CARDS - Development of a reliable and functioning Prison system respecting fundamental rights and standards and enhancing of regional co-operation in the Western Balkans    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 3 - 2007/DGHL/JP/1719   SEE-PrisonRef - Develop training programmes
Expected Result 3.1 - Prison management and operational staff’s professionalism is strengthened by improving their knowledge on European human rights standards, in particular the ECtHR and its case law and the standards of the CPT, as well as their skills in using these in their daily work.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.3 – Strengthening the security of European citizens
Programme ☆ II.3.2  European standards for crime control
Project 2008/DGHL/1418 Targeted support for national prison systems
Expected Result 2 Management and operational staff in prisons are able to use European standards in their daily work, in particular the ECHR, EPR and the findings of the CPT.

Working Method

Training Course 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department)
CoE Contact RAKUSIC-HADZIC, Tanja   email
Last Modified 28/11/2008 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 17036) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The objective of the seminar was to reinforce the pool of national trainers and to disseminate knowledge on relevant standards with a view to developing the skills of the prison management and operational staff.

Output/Results In the course of the training session, conducted in an interactive mode and with involvement of the trainees, participants were familiarised with the ECHR and its case-law, and the CPT standards and the working methods of the CPT when carrying out country visits. The group was very active and motivated and it is to be expected that they will be able to fulfil their role of national trainers. The case study exercise proved that they had grasped the essence of the training provided. 
Conclusions/Follow Up  
Participants Prison operational and management staff already trained within the context of national JP EAR/CoE. The participation was very active and the CoE experts expressed their appreciation about their active participation to the presentation of the main subjects of training through questions but especially while participating in the moot court.

Consultants/Experts Mr Eric Svanidze
Mrs Ivana Radacic
CoE Secretariat Elira Kokona 
Total No. Participants 28 
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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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