Cancun, Mexico 22-26 May 2017
The EUR-OPA Executive Secretary will participate in the Global Platform for Disaster Risk...
Strasbourg 17 May 2017
Matthew Johnson, the Director of Democratic Citizenship and Participation of the Council of Europe has been interviewed on 5 topics.
Secretary General Strasbourg 16 May 2017
They have the same rights as everyone else
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) Strasbourg 16 May 2017
The Council of Europe’s anti-discrimination commission, European Commission against Racism and...
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.