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Moments from the Trainings of Multipliers

Regional Conference on the continuation of the joint ‘Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey’ programme

The Centre for SEELS participated at the regional conference that took place in Skopje, North Macedonia, on 9 October, were the continuation of the joint ‘Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey’ programme was announced.

The Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and Turkey (Horizontal Facility II) 2019-2022 is a co-operation initiative of the European Union and Council of Europe with the Western Balkans region and Turkey. The programme supports tailored reform processes agreed with the authorities, in line with relevant Council of Europe monitoring and advisory bodies’ recommendations, in the fields of human rights, rule of law and democracy.

It is our pleasure to announce our further cooperation with the Council of Europe within the area of freedom of expression and freedom of the media.

Last year, the Council of Europe in cooperation with the SEELS Network within the HELP Programme for higher legal education professionals, held a Training-of-Trainers at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade.

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SEELS aims to further harmonise curricula across the SEE region and to organise and offer additional postgraduate and doctoral courses as well as summer schools. At the same time SEELS also supports the exchange of lecturers and students among the participating law schools and invites leading international academics and practitioners to South Eastern Europe. Besides, SEELS designs programmes of executive training for different legal professions.


SEELS facilitates intensified academic legal research in the region by connecting leading academics in the fields of common interest and organises joint conferences, research programs  and forums. Thereby, the academics of the region are linked with their counterparts from the leading European or other international law schools and research institutes.


SEELS provides quality and easy accessible regional publications on relevant legal topics, publishes proceedings, analyses, findings and research papers from organised legal research forums and other events. SEELS also publishes the SEE Law Journal which is the first regional law journal in English language in South East Europe. It offers legal researchers and practitioners a discursive space for scholarly exchange on the issues of legal reform and harmonisation on the domestic level in direct relation with questions regarding regional cooperation as well as European integration.