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01 April 2020

Activity Details (ID# 21758)  

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Title Pilot cascade training seminars on European human rights standards (for managerial and operational staff) from Albania 
Description 1 CoE expert, 25 participants from Albania 
Status Completed 
Date 11/02/2008 - 12/02/2008 
Location Tirana, Albania
Countries CoE Members: Albania / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Croatia / Montenegro / Serbia / ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia''
Others: Kosovo*
Groups: Multilateral
  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

Organisation of meetings - Seminar 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Technical Cooperation Department)
CoE Contact RAKUSIC-HADZIC, Tanja   email
Last Modified 09/04/2008 

Activity Synopsis (ID# 21758) (Hide Synopsis)

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

Output/Results The pilot cascade seminars avoid language barriers and include a colleague-to-colleague approach. In the course of the training session, a similar interactive mode as in the ToT was used, 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. 
Conclusions/Follow Up This cascade training session showed that ToT is effective in creating national training capacity and that national trainers are able to disseminate knowledge on human rights standards among their peers.
Participants The seminar targeted 20 participants from Albania who were trained by national trainers previously trained on European human rights standards within the Project.

Consultants/Experts Eric Svanidze 
CoE Secretariat Elira Kokona 
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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