Secretary General Strasbourg 14 September 2017
Statement from Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland
Strasbourg 13 September 2017
The Education Policy Division of the Council of Europe is organising a working conference on...
Committee of Ministers calls for effectively preventing and combating female genital mutilation and forced marriageCommittee of Ministers Strasbourg 13 September 2017
The Committee of Ministers today called on member states to step up efforts to prevent and combat...
Council of Europe Strasbourg 8 September 2017
Celebrating the intrinsic relationship between people and nature
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.