Joint Session of the Annual Conference of the HELP Network and the Conference on the Future of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe

Deputy Secretary General 20 June 2017 Strasbourg

The Deputy Secretary General delivered a speech at the joint session of the 2017 HELP Network Conference and the Conference “Learning to Live Together - A Conference on the Future of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe”. The HELP Annual Conference focused on HELP’s mission for...

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Learning to Live Together: a Shared Commitment to Democracy

Council of Europe 19 June 2017 Strasbourg

Conference on the Future Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe

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Lisbon Forum 2017: managing migration in the face of populism

North-South Centre 1 June 2017 Lisbon

The North-South Centre's Lisbon Forum 2017 is tackling on 1 and 2 June the challenges to manage migration flows while preventing the growth of anti-immigrant populist movements, promote inclusive societies that respect cultural diversity and reinforce the dialogue between the North and the South....

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Deputy Secretary General praises legacy of crusading anti-Mafia prosecutor Falcone

Deputy Secretary General 23 May 2017 Strasbourg

“Giovanni Falcone set a model for international judicial co-operation and law enforcement against organised crime, expanding his investigations beyond the scope of traditional prosecutorial work for a criminal phenomenon that was no longer national. Falcone applied a determined focus on...

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Tonga joins the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime

Council of Europe 9 May 2017 Strasbourg

The Kingdom of Tonga has today acceded to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime to become the 55th Party to this treaty which allows for effective international co-operation on cybercrime and electronic evidence. “Tonga’s accession to the Budapest Convention is further evidence of the global...

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Deputy Secretary General meets Russian Minister of Sport

Deputy Secretary General 28 April 217 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni had an exchange of views with Pavel Kolobkov, Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation. The meeting focused on Council of Europe sport policies and conventions ahead of the forthcoming World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) meeting in Montreal.

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Deputy Secretary General receives Italian NO HATE prize-winners’ students

Deputy Secretary General 27 April 2017 Strasbroug

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni greeted today Italian NO HATE prize-winners’ students from Verbania.

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Battaini-Dragoni welcomes future graduates in international law and human rights

Deputy Secretary General 27 April 2017 Strasbourg

Cooperation between Ca’ Foscari University and the Council of Europe intensifies and brings master degree students in international law and human rights to meet the organisation’s Deputy Secretary General and visit its headquarters in Strasbourg. On 27 and 28 April Prof De Vido's class learned...

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Venice Commission international conference in Bucharest: “Interaction between political majority and opposition in a democracy”

Venice Commission 6 April 2017 Bucharest

What are the main responsibilities and rights of the majority and of the opposition? What are the main obstacles to a positive and meaningful interaction majority - opposition? The European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission), in co-operation with the Presidential...

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Cyprus Chairmanship Conference in Nicosia: 'Securing Democracy through Education'

Council of Europe 21 March 2017 Strasbourg

Education to fight violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism. Education to build Inclusive Societies, valuing diversity and dialogue. Education to create a provision for refugees, from short term solutions to long term integration. These major challenges that Education systems are...

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