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06 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 18007)  

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Title Regional Roundtable 
Description ''Drafting of guidelines for strategy plans and training curricula for the training institutions of the judiciary''. 
Status Completed 
Date 08/02/2007 - 09/02/2007 
Location Durres, 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
I – Rule of Law
Line of Action ⇒ II.1 – Functioning and efficiency of justice
Programme ☆ II.1.1  Functioning and efficiency of justice
Project 2004/DG1/97 Improving the organisation of independent judicial systems
Expected Result 1 Judicial organisation and institutions are strengthened

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Round Table 
Directorate (Service) DG I Legal Affairs (Division of judiciary and programmes)
CoE Contact JGENTI, Mamuka   email
Partners Austrian Center for Legal Competencies (CLC) - National Institution
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1 http://jp.coe.int  
Last Modified 12/02/2007 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 18007) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The meeting aimed at drafting the guidelines for strategy plans and training curricula for the training institutions of the judiciary. Its another objective was to present to the participants basic principles of EC law and EU judicial system. 
Output/Results The Roundtable gave the Directors of Magistrates Schools of the Western Balkans countries (all members of the Lisbon Network) to exchange views and experience and to voice the expectations they place in this networking. Some participants expressed the wish to create some regional structure within the Lisbon Network (for example between Western Balkans countries). The Secretary to the Lisbon Network - who was on this occasion strongly supported by Ms Arjana FULLANI, Director of the School of Magistrates of Albania, who underlined that the aim of Albania was to be part of this global European Network (and not to be identified as a part of a European sub-region) - , expressed reservations about the advisability to follow this approach, as the problems of the judiciary and the Schools of Magistrates were the same in all CoE member States (independence, efficiency, training, etc…) and as the aim of the Lisbon Network is precisely to exchange experience on these subjects amongst all member States, which should also share together the Council of Europe norms and standards in this field. It was however recognised that if Schools’ Directors of a given region were faced with some common issues deemed to be specific in the said region, they could of course discuss them if necessary on an informal basis in the framework and on the occasion of the plenary meetings of the Lisbon Network. 
Conclusions/Follow Up  
Participants Delegations from beneficiary CARDS countries. 
Consultants/Experts Mr Jorma Hirvonen (Finland) Chairman of the Bureay of the Lisbon Network; Mr Eric Minnegheer (France), member of CARDS Justice Advisory Board and Mr. Andrea Saccucci (Italy), law professor. 
CoE Secretariat Mr. Jean Claus 
Total No. Participants 30 
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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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