Seminar on "The Council of Europe - politics and practice"
Does the Council of Europe have a place in a changing Europe?
Oslo (Norway) 6 - 7 September 2004
'''There is certainly enough work for the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the EU in a changing European landscape'', says Jan Petersen. (more...)

''We are building one Europe. It should be inclusive and cohesive", says Peter Schieder. (more...)

Terry Davis: ''The Council of Europe Summit, an ideal opportunity for all member states to endorse agreed mandate and core standards''

Other speeches
Draft programme
Press releases
Jan Petersen
Peter Schieder
Terry Davis
Norwegian Ministry of Justice
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
European Union
CPT - Council of Europe website

from l. to r.: Kjell Magne Bondevik,
Norwegian Prime Minister,
Torbjørn Frøysnes, Ministers' Deputies
Chairman and Terry Davis, Council
of Europe Secretary General, in June 2004
A high-level seminar in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, will examine the future political role of the Council of Europe in the context of the enlargement of the European Union (EU), and the work of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

The two-day seminar, which begins on 6 September , will also look at prison reform, and how to balance security needs with protection of human rights.

The event has been organised by Norway, the current Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, and more especially by the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and the Police and by the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. It will open with speeches by the Norwegian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jan Petersen, the President of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly, Peter Schieder, and the new Secretary General, Terry Davis.

Participants on the second day include the Norwegian Minister of Justice, Odd Einar Dørum, and Dr Ingrid Lyche Ellingsen, a member of the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT).
The seminar takes place at the Norwegian Red Cross Building, Henry Dunant, Hausmannsgt. 7, Oslo.
It is open to the press
Norwegian website of the Council of Europe
Site of Norwegian Council of Europe Chairmanship