The annual HELP Network Conference took place

11. 07. 2023

For two days, on 6 and 7 July 2023, the Annual Conference of the European Program on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) was held. The conference took place in Strasbourg and was organized under the auspices of the Latvian Presidency of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

The event brought together representatives of the master's schools in the member states of the Council of Europe for discussions on how to improve the results of human rights training, implementation at national level of European human rights standards and streamlining cooperation between all members and partners of the HELP network. The conference also included the election of new members of the Advisory Committee of the HELP Program.

From the National Institute of Justice, the event was attended by Ecaterina Popa, ad interim Director, National Coordinator of the HELP Program in the Republic of Moldova, and Olga Marandici, Head of the International Relations Section.

In her presentation, Ecaterina Popa spoke about the good practices and experience of the institution she leads in the course of HELP electronic courses. At the same time, she noted that remote training, piloted through the HELP Program, is transposed on the ILIAS platform of NIJ, being included, as separate modules, in the initial and continuous training plans of the NIJ beneficiaries. The ad interim director of NIJ also referred to the need to further strengthen the team of national guardians, as well as to adapt to the internal legal order the HELP courses relevant to the current situation in the Republic of Moldova.

We mention that, from 2015 until now, the National Institute of Justice has delivered to its beneficiaries 18 HELP electronic courses adapted to national legislation, attended by over 3,000 representatives of the legal system of the Republic of Moldova.