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Training on judgement upon agreement

Training on judgement upon agreement

On 28 October, EURALIUS in collaboration with the SoM, PAMECA and the Italian Project AICS/CSM organized an online training on judgement upon agreement. The training was attended by 20 judges and prosecutors of Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime Court and Special Prosecution Office who widely discussed problems of implementing judgement upon agreement in court practice.
EURALIUS presented an overview of the legislative framework on judgement upon agreement, mainly differences and similarities of various EU and non-EU countries, focusing more on the Croatian system and its peculiarities. Judgement upon agreement in the light of the case law of the European Convention on Human Rights (art.6), particularly the principle of legality and the position of the victim were largely introduced by the EURALIUS.
The training served not only to exchange views and practical experience on the implementation of judgment upon agreement, but it also served to point out some issues that Albanian judges and prosecutors encounter in their daily work.

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Training independent investigation and investigation techniques

Training independent investigation and investigation techniques

On 22 October 2020 EURALIUS in collaboration with the SoM, PAMECA and the Italian Project AICS/CSM organized an online training on independent investigation and investigation techniques. The most noteworthy topics discussed on this training were proactive investigations, international cooperation during investigation of transnational crimes, the advantages of using joint investigation teams, their competence and functioning in the territories of each of the parties. A template agreement on establishment of a JIT was also shared with the participants. This training served to share national and international experience in conducting efficient and independent investigations by applying various new investigation techniques and concrete tools and methodologies to improve international cooperation. Training was attended by 50 magistrates.

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Training on Knowledge Management and Organizational Development

Training on Knowledge Management and Organizational Development

On 6 October 2020, EURALIUS in collaboration with the Italian Project AICS/CSM delivered a training for the administrative staff of the School of Magistrates on Knowledge Management and Organizational Development. During the training the participants showed high interest on the topic and lively participated in the discussion and contributed on solving practical cases on management of a training institution. Training was attended by 20 participants, all administrative staff of the SoM. 

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Retreat for the curricula of chancellors of Prosecution Offices - 16, 17 and 18 September 2020

Retreat for the curricula of chancellors of Prosecution Offices - 16, 17 and 18 September 2020

The School of Magistrates, in collaboration with EURALIUS, organized a 3-days Retreat on elaborating curricula for chancellors of Prosecution Offices. The working group consisted of pedagogues and experts of the School of Magistrates, experts of EURALIUS, representatives of the High Prosecutorial Council, Heads of several Prosecution Offices, and acting chancellors of the Prosecution Offices. The modules that are being prepared will serve for the initial training programme of chancellors of prosecution offices and aim at transferring knowledge and skills in fulfilling with professionalism and efficiency the duties and responsibilities of the chancellors.

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Roadmap to High Court Functionality

This morning the High Judicial Council and the High Court, in a partly live and partly online event, presented a Roadmap to High Court Functionality to the EU and US ambassador and a number of other interested embassies.
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Training on Leadership and Management Development

Training on Leadership and Management Development

On 2 and 3 July 2020, EURALIUS organized online training for the Ministry of Justice of Albania on Leadership and Management Development.
During the training EURALIUS international expert Mr Arnie Skelton delivered a 3 half day presentations on practical suggestions for minimizing then dealing effectively with overload, time management and prioritizing, providing simple but effective tools that are easy to introduce, to reduce the pressure of work.

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Training on Anti-Mafia Law

Training on Anti-Mafia Law

On 29 June 2020, the School of Magistrates in collaboration with EURALIUS, PAMECA and the Italian Project AICS/CSM organized an online training on Anti-Mafia Law and the new role of the court.
During the training, EURALIUS International Expert delivered a presentation on Anti-Mafia Law in light of the experience of Italian Supreme Court. While Expert from the Italian Project AICS/CSM delivered a presentation on practical case according to the Italian experience on the application of Anti-Mafia Law.

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Training of Eligible Applicants to become Candidate Magistrates

Training of Eligible Applicants to become Candidate Magistrates

Following the practice established last year, on 8 and 9 June 2020, EURALIUS in cooperation with the School of Magistrates organized training sessions with eligible applicants to become candidate magistrates.
The training was organized in the new premises of the School and simultaneously online in order to comply with health safety standards currently in force due to Covid-19.
The first part of the training focused on the presentation of several aspects of the electronic assessment (Scantron test). In the second part, EURALIUS experts presented tips for a successful admission exam with examples from previous criminal law theses. The attendees showed high interest and actively participated in the discussions.

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Training on Anti-Mafia Law

Training on Anti-Mafia Law

On 2 June 2020, the School of Magistrates in collaboration with EURALIUS, PAMECA and the Italian Project AICS/CSM organized an online training on Anti-Mafia Law.

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Webinar on E-Commentary

Webinar on E-Commentary

On 14 and 15 May 2020 EURALIUS in collaboration with IRZ and the School of Magistrates organized two webinars with Authors and the Scientific Board on the E-Commentary.

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Training on the Methodology of the Internal Audit Unit

Training on the Methodology of the Internal Audit Unit

On 7 and 8 May 2020, EURALIUS in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and Economy is organizing a training with the representatives of Internal Audit Unit and Department of Finance of the Ministry of Justice and Audit Unit of the General Directorate of Prisons on the methodology of the internal audit, audit planning, evaluation of risks etc. This is the first training course which will be followed by three other trainings on the methodology of the performance audit, implementation of audit recommendations as well as IPA funds audit.
These training are conducted in the framework of the assistance that EURALIUS provides to the Ministry of Justice and its subordinate institutions in order to improve the quality of auditing activities. These trainings will be held at the premises of the MoJ’s conference hall taking all the precautionary measures as advised by the Albanian Authorities.

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Workshop on Curricula for Chancellors of Prosecution Offices

Workshop on Curricula for Chancellors of Prosecution Offices

On 1 May 2020, School of Magistrates in cooperation with EURALIUS organized an online workshop with the Working Group on Elaboration of Curricula for Chancellors of Prosecution Offices. This was the first meeting of the Working Group, which is composed by representatives from the High Prosecutorial Council, School of Magistrates, Prosecutors, Chancellors of Prosecution Offices and EURALIUS Experts. The Working Group will work on the elaboration of the initial training programme (curricula) for chancellors of prosecution offices. The curricula will follow the model of the curricula of chancellors of courts, which is already finalized. During this first workshop were discussed the learning objectives for some of the modules and agreed on a forthcoming workplan. 

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Awareness Raising on the Profession of Magistrate

Awareness Raising on the Profession of Magistrate

On 30 April 2020, EURALIUS participated in an online Lecture on ‘Exchange of Information, Intelligence Activities and Joint Investigation Teams (JITs): The Role of the Albanian School of Magistrates’, organized by the Jean Monnet Module, EU-Western Balkans Cooperation on Justice and Home Affairs (EUWEB), University of Salerno, Italy. EURALIUS experts and the representative of the Albanian School of Magistrates (SoM) delivered presentation on the ‘Role of the SoM in the Light of the Justice Reform in Albania’ and had the opportunity to raise the awareness of the participants on the profession of magistrate and introduce them with the admission procedures to the SoM. Lecture was attended by 70 students and law professionals. 25 of them were of Albanian origin, and potential candidates to apply for admission to the SoM. 

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Open Lecture on ‘Appeal against the decision not to initiate criminal proceedings and preliminary hearing’

Open Lecture on ‘Appeal against the decision not to initiate criminal proceedings and preliminary hearing’

On 3 March 2020, EURALIUS in cooperation with the School of Magistrates and the Italian Project AICS/CSM organized an open lecture with candidate magistrates of the first year of the initial training programme. International Experts delivered lectures on ‘Appeal against the decision not to initiate criminal proceedings and preliminary hearing: the Italian legislation and case law’. Candidate magistrates participated lively in the discussions and showed interest on comparing Albanian and Italian case law on preliminary hearing.

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Training on ‘Appeal against the decision not to initiate criminal proceedings and preliminary hearing’

Training on ‘Appeal against the decision not to initiate criminal proceedings and preliminary hearing’

On 2 and 3 March 2020 EURALIUS in cooperation with the School of Magistrates and the Italian Project AICS/CSM organized a training of two days on ‘Appeal against the decision not to initiate criminal proceedings and preliminary hearing’. This training was conducted in the framework of the assistance that EURALIUS provides to the School of Magistrates in regard to the continuous training programme.
Training took place in Tirana and was attended by 40 magistrates who showed high interest for the topic and extensively participated in discussions.

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Training on “Human trafficking, national and international law and practice”

Training on “Human trafficking, national and international law and practice”

On 21 February 2020, EURALIUS in cooperation with the School of Magistrates and the Italian Project AICS/CSM organized a training session on " Human trafficking, national and international law and practice ". This training was attended by judges at the first instance and appellate courts as well as prosecutors and judicial police officers at the first instance and appellate prosecution offices.

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