Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni

Deputy Secretary General

Mrs Battaini-Dragoni was elected Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe by the Parliamentary Assembly on 26 June 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.


"Bell of Peace": Deputy Secretary General receives President Robol

2015-01-27T04:29:00 Strasbourg,  27 January 2015, The biggest ringing bell in the world to honour the Fallen of all wars and to invoke peace and brotherhood in the Continent: Gabriella Battaini Dragoni received today "Bell of the Fallen" Foundation President Alberto Robol. The monumental bell, cast in Trento (Italy) in 1924 with bronze from cannons donated by...

Council of Europe-European Union relations: Deputy Secretary General meets State Secretary for European Affairs of Italy

2015-01-27T01:12:00 Strasbourg,  14 January 2015, In the framework of Council of Europe-European Union relations, Gabriella Battaini Dragoni met today Sandro Gozi, State Secretary for European Affairs of Italy. The exchange of views focused on the results of the Six-month Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and on the co-operation with the Council...

1st Global Forum on Enforcement

2014-12-11T08:14:00 Strasbourg,  11 December 2014, “The Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, at the opening of the 1 st Global Forum on Enforcement: the Efficiency of Civil Enforcement Proceedings in Europe, organised by the International Union of Judicial Officers (UIHJ) in co-operation with the CEPEJ. "You can have the best court decision, rendered...