Council of Europe Nicosia 27 March 2017
The Council of Europe launched today its new Disability Strategy 2017-2023 at a two-day...
Council of Europe calls on Hungary to reconsider new law that risks exposing migrant children to sexual exploitationCouncil of Europe Strasbourg 24 March 2017
In a letter to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, published today, Claude Janizzi, the...
Rights of people with disabilities in Europe: a new strategy based on ability rather than disabilityCouncil of Europe Strasbourg 22 March 2017
There are 80 million persons in Europe who live with a disability and many of them continue to be...
Council of Europe Strasbourg 21 March 2017
Education to fight violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism. Education to build...
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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.