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“The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” - Consultative referendum related to the bilateral agreement with Greece

29/09/2018 - 01/10/2018
Skopje – A delegation of the Venice Commission will accompany the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) referendum observation delegation to advise on the legal framework of the consultative referendum, to be held on 30 September 2018, related to the bilateral agreement signed with Greece on 17 June 2018.

This agreement envisages constitutional amendments that would change the name of the country to the “Republic of North Macedonia”. This agreement would also lead to the EU and NATO membership talks.

The PACE delegation will observe the opening, voting ... read more

Democratic institutions - Ombudsman - IOI

01/10/2018 - 03/10/2018
Brussels - The Venice Commission is invited to participate in the Ceremony of the 40th Anniversary of the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI).
On this occasion a conference on “Ombudsman in an open and participatory society“ is organised by the Federal Ombudsman of Belgium.

Democratic institutions – Ombudsman - AOMF

09/10/2018 - 11/10/2018
Rabat - In cooperation with the Association of Mediators and Ombudsmen of the Francophonie (AOMF), a seminar on « Managing newcomers” is organised by the Ombudsman Institution of Morocco and the Venice Commission. This workshop gathered collaborators of Ombudsman institutions for an exchange of experiences and best practices.

This activity is covered by the programme “Ensuring Sustainable Democratic and Human Rights in the Southern Mediterranean” funded by the European Union and implemented by the Council of Europe.

High-level conference on “The future of international election observation”

10/10/2018 - 11/10/2018
European Parliament, Brussels – The Venice Commission will participate in a high level conference on “The future of international election observation”. This event is organised by the European Parliament's Democracy Support and Election Coordination Group (DEG) and the European External Action Service of the European Commission. The conference will discuss new challenges that observer organisations must take into account in their observation processes, including the use of digital technologies and social networks, but also violence during electoral processes.

Ombudsman Institutions - Venice Principles – 5th Meeting of the Working Group

17/10/2018
Venice - This is the 5h meeting of the Working Group in charge of drafting a List of Constitutional and Legal Principles on Ombudsman Institutions, the so-called “Venice Principles".

The meeting aims at analysing the latest written comments to the 1st draft of the Venice Principles sent to the Secretariat of the Venice Commission. The meeting aims also to prepare the oral consultation of all stakeholders which will take place on 31 October 2018, in Paris.

116th Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

19/10/2018 - 20/10/2018
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Ombudsman Institutions – “Venice Principles” – Meeting of stakeholders

31/10/2018
Paris - The Working Group will meet with International organisations and Ombudsman Institutions for an exchange of views on the Draft Principles on the Protection and Promotion of the Ombudsman Institution (“the Venice Principles”).

117th Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

14/12/2018 - 15/12/2018
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

World Conference on Constitutional Justice - training on CODICES

07/02/2019 - 08/02/2019
Santo Domingo - The World Conference on Constitutional Justice will organise a training for liaison officers on contributing to the CODICES database and the VeniceForum.

World Conference on Constitutional Justice

08/02/2019
Santo Domingo - 14th meeting of the Bureau of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice.

118th Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

15/03/2019 - 16/03/2019
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Association of Constitutional Courts using the French Language

01/05/2019 - 03/05/2019
Montreal - 8th Congress of the Association of Constitutional Courts using the French Language (ACCPUF)

Joint Council on Constitutional Justice

05/2019
Rome - The Constitutional Court of Italy will host the 18th meeting of the Joint Council on Constitutional Justice of the Venice Commission.

Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa (CJCA)

10/06/2019 - 13/06/2019
Luanda - 5th Congress of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa.

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119th Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

21/06/2019 - 22/06/2019
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

120th Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

11/10/2019 - 12/10/2019
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

121st Plenary session of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe

06/12/2019 - 07/12/2019
Venice, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Conference of European Constiutional Courts

05/2020
Prague - XVIIIth Congress of the Conference of European Constiutional Courts

Joint Council on Constitutional Justice

2020
Zagreb - The Constitutional Court of Croatia will host the 18th meeting of the Joint Council on Constitutional Justice of the Venice Commission.

World Conference on Constitutional Justice

2020
Algiers - 5th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice.

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