On Saturday, September 27th, Vila Grébovka was opened to the public as part of the annual Vinobraní na Grébovce held by the city of Prague 2. CEELI board member Jiřina Marie Nováková led tours through the historic Vila now housing the CEELI Institute office and conference center. Outside, visitors explored the newly renovated park, observed Hussite battle recreations, and tasted delicious local wines. To see more pictures from the day, visit our Facebook album here.
On September 16-18, 2014, the CEELI Institute partnered with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) to deliver a three day training on Electoral Integrity, Political Finance and Abuse of State Resources at the Tunisian National Anti-Corruption Agency (INLUCC). The training comes a month before the highly anticipated Tunisian election, scheduled for October 26.
One of a series of tailor-made anti-corruption trainings and an outcome of a long-term partnership between the CEELI Institute and INLUCC, it brings together not only the Agency’s own staff, but also employees of a cross-section of other bodies, including National Assembly staffers, representatives of Ministry of Justice, Court of Accounts, private sector, public enterprises and civil society.
IFES trainers Magnus Ohman and Hermann Thiel focused on various angles of preparing and organizing elections and managing and monitoring political finance, such as legal requirements, reporting, mandates of oversight bodies in other countries, as well as some typical strategies and tactics used by those trying to tilt the playing field to their advantage.
The CEELI Institute and Burma Center Prague team conducted its second round of trainings for the Myanmar Lawyers’ Network in Yangon and Mandalay in late August. This training focused on building the legal advocacy and presentation skills of lawyers who, in addition to handling their regular cases, often work on pro bono cases, including some related to the most pressing issues in Burma today such as land confiscations in regions and villages.
The Institute and Burma Center Prague team will return to Burma for another round of trainings in October 2014.
Watch a short video from the August trainings: