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Twinning

The BIM holds a General Mandate by the European Commission to act on behalf of public administrative authorities in the implementation of EU-Twinning projects since 2002. The main focus of the past years was the implementation of these bilateral partnership projects with authorities in the accession, candidate and neighbourhood states.

The contribution of the BIM to Twinning usually consists in the scientific analysis of legislation, jurisdiction and administrative practice, the elaboration of legal comparative studies and draft laws, holding of training courses and drafting of training manuals as well as the formulation of policy recommendations, in each case relating to human rights, constitutional and democratic standards.

Twinning - An instrument in the EU enlargement and neighborhood policy

 

Successful implementation of anti-discrimination Twinning project still before accession of Croatia to the EU

On 10.06.2013, on the eve of Croatia becoming the 28th member of the European Union, the final event of the Twinning project “Establishing a comprehensive system for anti-discrimination protection” took place in Zagreb at the premises of the Parliament of the Republic of Croatia.

Kick-off for trainings in the project "Implementation Capacity of Turkish Police to Prevent Disproportionate Use of Force"

Official Kick-off

The crucial training phase of the EU Twinning project between Austria, Germany and Turkey started on 6 May 2013. The project aims at enhancing the implementation capacity of the Turkish National Police to prevent disproportionate use of force. For this end the legal framework as well as standard operating procedures shall be amended.

Die Rolle der EU bei der Beförderung von Menschenrechten und Rechtsstaatlichkeit in Beitrittskandidatenstaaten

Within the framework of the events series HUMAN RIGHTS TALKS, the following HUMAN RIGHTS TALK will take place on the 30th of October 2012 at 19:00 in the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna: "Menschenrechtliche Aus- und Umbauarbeiten des Hauses Europa? Die Rolle der EU bei der Beförderung von Menschenrechten und Rechtsstaatlichkeit in Beitrittskandidatenstaaten".

Location: 
Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Favoritenstr. 15a, 1040 Wien

Successful Data Protection Twinning contributes to the start of EU accession negotiations with Montenegro

On 28th June 2012 the final event of the Twinning project “Implementation of Personal Data Protection Strategy” with the participation of high-level data protection experts and diplomats from Austria and Slovenia, representatives of the EU delegation, project stakeholders and project members and Montenegrin experts and decision makers was held in Podgorica.

Kick-off event “Establishing a comprehensive system for anti-discrimination protection”

On 24.01.2012, the kick-off event for the Twinning project “Establishing a comprehensive system for anti-discrimination protection” took place in Zagreb at the premises of the Parliament of the Republic of Croatia. Among others, Ambassador Paul Vandoren, Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Croatia, Mr Josip Leko, Vice-President of the Croatian Parliament, Mr Jurica Malčić, the Ombudsman, Mr Luka Mađerić, Head of the Government’s Office for Human Rights and Mr Hannes Tretter, scientific director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, and Barbara Liegl, Resident Twinning Adviser, gave a speech.

Gender Equality in Working Life - Turkish Delegation in Vienna

Expert meeting, Federal ChancelleryAs Junior Partner to the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the Twinning project “Promoting Gender Equality in Working Life" the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights organized a study visit for 11 Turkish civil servants from 24th to 28th October 2011. Comprising numerous meetings with Austrian experts the study visit enabled the participants to exchange intensively with their interlocutors on issues of gender equality in working life.

Kick-off Event Twinning ‘Implementation Capacity of Turkish Police to Prevent DisproportionateUse of Force by the Turkish Police

The EU-funded Twinning project ‘Implementation Capacity of Turkish Police to Prevent Disproportionate Use of Force by the Turkish Police’ has started officially with the kick off-meeting on 5 and 6 September 2011 in Ankara. Together with the Turkish National Police the Austrian-German Consortium will jointly draft legal recommendations, develop standard operating procedures and implement a train the trainer programme that will enable a better compliance with the European Convention of Human Rights.

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