Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni

Deputy Secretary General

Mrs Battaini-Dragoni was born in Brescia, Italy on 13 August 1950. She was elected to the post of Deputy Secretary General in June 2012 and took up her duties in September 2012.


Deputy Secretary General presides over the 8th European Sport Medicine Congress

Strasbourg (Palais de la Musique et des Congrès), 

Gabriella Battaini Dragoni co-chaired the first plenary session of the 8th European Sport Medicine Congress, together with the French Minister of Sports, Youth, Popular Education and Community Life, Valerie Fourneyron.

"The Council of Europe aims to promote the development of sport in modern European society, through emphasising its positive values and by making sure that these positive values are fully respected", highlighted the Deputy Secretary General. 

Gabriella Battaini Dragoni also underlined the relevance of the Organisation's commitment on: "match-fixing", fight against violence and doping in sport. The event, organised with the patronage of the Secretary General, attracted 800 participants coming from more than 50 countries.


Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg on official visit to Strasbourg

Strasbourg,  27 March 2014, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg paid an official visit to the Council of Europe and to the European Court of Human Rights. The Grand Duke had an exchange of views with the Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and with the  President of the Parliamentary Assembly , Anne...

International Women's Day : Statement by Deputy Secretary General

Strasbourg,  7 March 2014, On the occasion of the International Women's Day, the  Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni,  published the following statement: "Women are suffering more than men from austerity policies: Gender Equality is at stake and it should be strengthened during these turbulent times. The right to fair remuneration,...

“Come and support your European Cultural Route” exhibition opens at European Parliament

Strasbourg,  26 February 2014, "We are committed towards the European Union's full membership of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on cultural Routes as soon as possible. This will enable us to forge even closer links between the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council of Europe," said Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella...