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06 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 17085)  

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Title Regional Conference to launch the CARDS Regional Project Joint Programme “Development of a reliable and functioning Prison system respecting fundamental rights and standards and enhancing of regional cooperation in the Western Balkans'' 
Status Completed 
Date 20/02/2007 - 21/02/2007 
Location -, Croatia
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 1 - 2007/DGHL/JP/1716   SEE-PrisonRef - Develop and encourage regional cooperation in the penitentiary field
Expected Result 1.1 - Development of regional guidelines for harmonised prison strategies
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 2007/DGHL/1134 Criminal law and penal sanctions - prison systems and alternatives to imprisonment
Expected Result 3 Revised European Prison Rules (EPR) and recommendation on remand in custody: standards are implemented

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Conference 
Directorate Human Rights and Legal Affairs 
CoE Contact ATAMAN, Zeynep-Pelin   email
Web Pages
Documents & links
1 http://http://www.coe.int/t/e/legal_affairs/legal_co-operation/prisons_and_alternatives/technical_co-operation/CARDS_Regional_Prison_Project/index.asp#TopOfPage  
Last Modified 02/12/2008 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 17085) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The launching Conference aimed at presenting the overall and specific objectives of the Joint Programme to the representatives of the countries covered by the Programme and at agreeing upon a Memorandum of Understanding containing a Plan of Action. 
Output/Results The Joint Programme is designed to enhance reform in the penitentiary system of the beneficiary countries, including institutional development. It will improve the legal basis as well as the professional and managerial skills of the staff of the Prison Service with the purpose of bringing it into conformity with European standards and best practices. 
Conclusions/Follow Up The activities to be carried out in order to have the overall and the specific objectives of the Joint Programme achieved, will be implemented jointly by the Directorate General of Legal Affairs and the Directorate General of Human Rights 
Participants Present were representatives of the Ministries of Justice and/or Prison Administrations of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'' 
Consultants/Experts Seven Council of Europe's experts participated in the Conference 
CoE Secretariat Four Council of Europe's Secretariat members 
Total No. Participants 35 
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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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