Summits of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe


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Third Summit (16 - 17 May 2005, Warsaw)

The Third Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe, which took place in Warsaw on 16-17 May, concluded its work by adopting a political declaration and an Action Plan laying down the principal tasks of the Council of Europe in the coming years.

• Summit web site
• Warsaw Declaration and Action Plan
• Speeches made at the Summit
• Minutes of the Summit




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Second Summit (10 - 11 October 1997, Strasbourg)

During the Second Summit in Strasbourg in October 1997, the Heads of State and Government adopted an action plan to strengthen the Council of Europe's work in four areas: democracy and human rights, social cohesion, the security of citizens and democratic values and cultural diversity.

• Final Declaration and Action Plan




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First Summit (8 - 9 October 1993, Vienna)

The Council of Europe's Vienna Summit in October 1993 set out new political aims. The Heads of State and Government cast the Council of Europe as the guardian of democratic security - founded on human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Democratic security is an essential complement to military security, and is a pre-requisite for the continent's stability and peace.

• Vienna Declaration and Action Plan