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.


Deputy Secretary General opens Conference of Ministers responsible for Regional/Spatial Planning

Strasbourg,  17 June 2014, Today, the Deputy Secretary General opened the 16th session of the Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Regional/Spatial Planning ( CEMAT ), which took place in Nafplion, Greece. In her opening speech she praised the work of the Conference on the promotion of public participation in territorial development and spatial...

Prisons overcrowding in Italy: Deputy Secretary General meets Minister of Justice Orlando

Strasbourg,  22 May 2014, The measures taken by Italy to combat overcrowding in prisons and excessive length of judicial proceedings were at the heart of discussions between Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and Andrea Orlando, the Italian Minister of Justice. The Deputy Secretary General welcomed the substantive actions taken by Italy with a view to reducing prison...

Peace Run in Strasbourg

Strasbourg,  7 May 2014, Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, welcomed the Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run at 10 am on 7 May 2014, as it made its way through Strasbourg on a 25 000 km biannual European tour of 47 countries. The Peace Run is a charity torch relay which strives to promote international friendship and goodwill, as well as peace and mutual...