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 10, 2019 - December 12, 2019

Ukraine: Workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution

CLDP, in collaboration with the Ukrainian legal community, the Ukrainian Supreme Court, and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, building on its earlier programs in Ukraine, will conduct the Workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution. 

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.
May 16, 2019 - May 17, 2019

Ukraine: Customs – Advance Rulings (Valuation) Workshop

As part of CLDP’s on-going assistance to the GOU on trade facilitation, CLDP supported Customs – Advance Rulings (Valuation) Workshop on May 16-17 in Kyiv, Ukraine. The two-day workshop proved a resounding success marked by high attendance and un-ending questions.  CLDP supported two experts, Elizabeth Grant from Customs Border Protection and Anja Wegner from World Customs Organization), whose expertise on advance rulings, data confidentiality and data models deepened participants awareness of and understanding. Ukraine officials and private sector expressed keen interest as evidenced by several dozens of questions in plenary as well as over coffee breaks.  Ukraine warmly welcomed a possible on-going dialogue under CLDP’s leadership to assist with practical implementation on this trade facilitation topic. 

May 14, 2019 - May 16, 2019

Balkans: CLDP Conducts Second Regional Customs Workshop

On May 14-16, in collaboration with the customs committees of Kosovo, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Montenegro, and Moldova, CLDP organized its second workshop on Regional Coordinated Border Management for Balkans Countries in Petrovac, Montenegro.