Activity 7 - Study visit

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Activity 7 - Organizing a study visit at the Council of Europe, European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, the European Court of Human Rights and specialised departments

Expected result: 15 judges selected from within the highest levels of jurisdiction of the judicial system (courts of appeal, Supreme Court) who will benefit from the opportunity to observe, “from the inside”, the working manner, organization and specific procedural acts before European Court of Human Rights and the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, to become familiar with their institutional and procedural standards, thus gaining useful experience for their professional activity.

Realized value: A group of 14 judges selected by the National Institute of Magistracy, based on a questionnaire drawn up by NCCD’s project implementation team, carried out a study visit to Council of Europe in Strasbourg, in the period 21 to 24 September 2015.

Summary

The study visit was prepared with support from the project partner (Council of Europe) through Ms. Larissa Kireev, the Co-ordinator of the programme RO 10 - Children and youth at risk and local and regional initiatives to reduce national inequalities and to promote social inclusion, working under the Department of Education, Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, General Directorate of Democracy.

The objectives of the study visit were:

- To get to know directly Council of Europe structures and their work;

- To provide with a wider European perspective and increase motivation and commitment for quality local interventions;

- To facilitate the exchange of ideas and improve knowledge related to tools, procedures and practical measures to promote human rights and equality of opportunities.

Proposed and made activities consisted of the following:

1. Guided tour of the Council of Europe;

2. Presentation of the activities done by different structures and departments of the Council of Europe, including:

  • European Court of Human Rights;
  • European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI);
  • Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education;
  • Roma policy;
  • Coe campaigns.

The agenda and names of the participants in the study visit in Strasbourg can be found in the attached document.