Europe

March 1, 2020 - March 3, 2020

Ukraine: Workshop on the Adjudication of Disputes Related to Antimonopoly and Competition Legislation

CLDP, in coordination with the U.S. judges, will collaborate with the Ukrainian judiciary to implement a three-day workshop on Adjudication of Disputes Related to Antimonopoly and Competition Legislation, where the Ukrainian and U.S. judges will share their experience and expertise on the key priority issues of adjudication of competition disputes. 

December 3, 2019 - December 6, 2019

Kosovo: CLDP Conducts Assessment on Telecom, Energy and Judicial Capacity

On December 3-6, at the behest of the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, CLDP conducted assessments with stakeholders on issues arising in legal and regulatory reform efforts in the telecom, renewable energy and judicial sectors.  CLDP met with telecom regulators, distributors and operators to discuss the potential privatization of Kosovo Telecom, a state owned entity, and how to streamline the telecom industry in accordance with best international practices.  With respect to renewable energy, CLDP met with stakeholders to assess the legal and regulatory framework to promote renewable energy auctions for solar, wind, hydro and bio mass energy.  CLDP also met with the head of the commercial and administrative courts to discuss specific areas of technical assistance, including case management, court automation and bid dispute protests. CLDP will draft a new workplan in these industry sectors to promote trade and investment in Kosovo for implementation in early 2020.

December 3, 2019 - December 4, 2019

CLDP Conducts Workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Western Balkans

On December 3 and 4, 2019, in coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) Secretariat, and the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, CLDP organized a workshop for customs officials from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Moldova on risk analysis and risk profiles and post-clearance audits (PCA).

November 13, 2019 - November 15, 2019

CLDP Conducts Workshop on the Adjudication of Insolvency Cases for Ukrainian Judges

CLDP, in collaboration with the Ukrainian Supreme Court, and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, conducted a Workshop on the Adjudication of Insolvency Cases in Ukraine, which took place in Kyiv, Ukraine, on November 13-15, 2019. 

October 29, 2019 - October 30, 2019

Moldova: CLDP Facilitates Roundtable on Professionalization of Public Procurement

On October 29-31, CLDP, in coordination with the Public Procurement Agency of Moldova, facilitated a roundtable focused on the professionalization of public procurement in Chisinau, Moldova.  Thirty-four participants attended the roundtable, including representatives from national and regional procurement offices, academia, and civil society organizations.  The discussion at the roundtable centered around two main topics: creating a new certification program for contracting officials and the advantages of centralized procurement.  Through this roundtable, CLDP helped to promote professionalization and accountability in government procurement in Moldova. 

October 23, 2019 - October 25, 2019

Montenegro: CLDP Holds First Workshop on Enforcement of International Contracts

On October 24-25, CLDP, in coordination with the Montenegro Center for Training in Judiciary and State Prosecution, conducted the three-day workshop on the Enforcement of International Sales Contracts for judges and clerks in Tivat, Montenegro. 

October 17, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP Holds Vis Moot Training for Written Argument

On October 17-20, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, CLDP, in coordination with the International University School of Law (IUS), held a workshop to prepare law students from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for the annual Willem C. Vis Moot competition (Vis Moot) that will take place in Vienna, Austria, in April 2020. 

September 24, 2019 - September 26, 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP Leads IPR Enforcement Workshop

On September 24-26, 2019, in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), CLDP led a workshop on intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement for prosecutors, investigators, and judges in coordination with the judicial center of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The workshop featured presentations from an assistant U.S. attorney and a U.S. federal judge on IPR enforcement as well as practical training in adjudication skills using case studies and interactive discussions. In order to strengthen BiH’s intellectual property regime and create a critical mass of prosecutors, investigators, and judges trained in the enforcement of IP laws, CLDP will provide technical assistance focused on the prosecution and adjudication of trademark infringement and copyright infringement cases. CLDP will include a specific focus on software and media licensing violations, which will be crucial to BiH’s growing information and communications technology industry.

September 11, 2019 - September 13, 2019

Ukraine: Collective Copyright Management System Workshop III

Ukraine was designated a Priority Foreign Country (PFC) in the United States 2013 Special 301 Report on three identified grounds, two of which were: (1) the unfair, nontransparent administration of the system for collective management organizations (CMOs), which are responsible for collecting and distributing royalties to right holders; and (2) failure to implement an effective means to combat widespread online copyright infringement in Ukraine.
 
In response, CLDP over the years, and in concert with the Ukrainian government, has implemented a number of workshops and other programs. The workshops utilized expertise from the US government as well as from international governmental and non-governmental organizations (such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO), the Societies' Council for the Collective Management of Performers' Rights (SCAPR), International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC)), to assist the Ukrainian government and rights holders to develop laws and institutional arrangements to enable the protection and management of copyright and related rights in Ukraine. Other programs included the support and facilitation by CLDP of legislative drafting, based upon the results of the workshops.