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.

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“Social Summit” in Turin: Deputy Secretary General launches Social Charter event

Turin,  22 September 2014, “The social and economic rights guaranteed by the European Social Charter are fundamental rights which parallel and complement the civil and political rights enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights.  Now, that socio-economic...

Entry into force of the Istanbul Convention: Deputy Secretary General opens international conference in Rome

Rome,  19 September 2014, “Violence against women is not limited to shady back alleys in the dark of night. Much more often, it is inflicted at home by someone women know. Someone women trust”, declared Gabriella Battaini Dragoni at the opening of the international...

Deputy Secretary General pays a visit to Pope Francis

Vatican City (Holy See),  20 September 2014, Deputy Secretary General has been received today by Pope Francis (in the photo, Council of Europe’s delegation). Together with Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, Gabriella Battaini Dragoni also met with Cardinal Secretary of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Youth activities 2014 - 2016: Deputy Secretary General signs agreement with the European Commission

Strasbourg,  7 April 2014, Gabriella Battaini Dragoni and Chiara Gariazzo, Director for Youth and Sport (Directorate General Education and Culture) of the European Commission, have signed a Framework Partnership Agreement in the field of youth for 2014-2016. Council of...

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...

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...
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