European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) Strasbourg 22 June 2017
Strong surge of nationalistic populism, xenophobic hate speech were key challenges in Europe in 2016
Seminar “Women and Drugs: from policy to good practice”organised by the Pompidou Group in Rome, 26-27 June 2017
The Council of Europe Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs...
Strasbourg 20 June 2017
The Lanzarote Committee of the Council of Europe has embarked on a new monitoring round under its...
Strasbourg, France 20-22 June 2017
Around 300 representatives of governments, education institutions and civil society organisations...
What we do?
The Directorate General of Democracy (“DGII”) supports the Council of Europe in fields which are vital for the sustainability of democracy: ensuring respect for human dignity without discrimination on the basis of human rights standards; improving the functioning of democratic institutions; and strengthening the democratic competencies of Europe’s citizens and their willingness to engage in the democratic process and promoting respect for diversity in Europe’s societies, in a spirit of solidarity and tolerance, based on the human rights and legal standards of the Council of Europe.