Deputy Secretary General

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 meets Irish President Higgins

27 January 2015 Strasbourg
Gabriella Battaini Dragoni met today Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland. The exchange of views focused on the recent security threats to European societies and on the actions to fight against terrorism. The Deputy Secretary General underlined the relevance of the Convention on the...


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

27 January 2015 Strasbourg
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 countries involved in the First World War, tolls every evening at nightfall as a...

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

14 January 2015 Strasbourg
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 of Europe. Relations between Italy and the Council of Europe were also part...

1st Global Forum on Enforcement

11 December 2014 Strasbourg
“The Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, at the opening of the 1st 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 within a reasonable time by independent, impartial judges but if this decision...