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 Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni on first-ever visit to Israel

Strasbourg,  7 July 2014, During her first official visit to Israel from 6 to 9 July, the Deputy Secretary General opened a seminar on Council of Europe conventions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As part of the joint Council of Europe-EU South Programme , the seminar presents Council of Europe conventions in various fields, including human trafficking, children’s rights, violence against women, adoption and contact with children, corruption, personal data...


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...