Deputy Secretary General meets Alexey Vovchenko

Deputy Secretary General 14 June 2016 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni met today with Alexey Vovchenko, First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Development of the Russian Federation, who is in charge of preparing a national gender equality strategy. The priorities for this plan will include the issues of women’s political participation,...

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Deputy Secretary General meets Leonid Pechatnikov

Deputy Secretary General 8 June 2016 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni met today with Leonid Pechatnikov, Deputy Mayor for Social Development of the City of Moscow, and exchanged views on how to strengthen co-operation with the Council of Europe at local level.

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Deputy Secretary General opens Sports’ Conference in Vienna

Deputy Secretary General 2 June 2016 Vienna

Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni opened today the EPAS (Council of Europe’s Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport) annual conference in Vienna, together with Austrian Minister of Defence and Sport Hans Peter Doskozil. The event focused on how sport can be used as a tool to...

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Deputy Secretary General on official visit to Armenia

Deputy Secretary General 20 May 2016 Yerevan (Armenia)

In the context of the launch of the Council of Europe and Armenia Action Plan for 2015-2018 in Yerevan, the Deputy Secretary General met with Minister of Justice Arpine Hovhannisyan on 20 May to discuss cooperation on constitutional and electoral reform, reforming the judiciary, fighting ill...

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Deputy Secretary General meets Irina Bokova

Deputy Secretary General 04 May 2016 Strasbourg

Deputy Secretary General has met today UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova. The exchange of views focused on how to strengthen co-operation between Council of Europe and UNESCO.

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Deputy Secretary General in the jury of Grand Prix de l’Eloquence

Deputy Secretary General 25 April 2016 Strasbourg

Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni represented today the Council of Europe in the jury of the Grand Prix de l’Eloquence, an annual public speaking competition organised by the Ecole des Jeunes Orateurs of Science Po Strasbourg. “Eloquence is the light that shines intelligence”,...

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Deputy Secretary General meets Italian Minister Boschi

Deputy Secretary General 21 April 2016 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni met today Maria Elena Boschi, Minister of Constitutional Reforms and Relations with the Parliament of Italy (in the photo with President of Italian Delegation to PACE, Michele Nicoletti and Italian Permanent Representative, Ambassador Manuel Jacoangeli). “Over the past...

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Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni at General Assembly on the enforcement of criminal judgments in Rome

Deputy Secretary General 18 April 2016 Rome

Deputy Secretary General has been invited by the Italian Ministry of Justice to the General Assembly on the enforcement of criminal judgments in in the Auditorium of Rome Rebibbia detention centre “Raffaele Cinotti”. In the presence of the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, the...

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In times of crisis, Europe cannot afford to disregard children’s rights

Council of Europe 5 April 2016 Sofia

With the new challenges Europe is facing today, governments cannot afford to put children’s rights on the backburner, said participants of the Council of Europe conference that started in Sofia today. “Keeping Europe anchored in democracy, universal human rights and the rule of law is our...

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Deputy Secretary General at 500th anniversary of the Ghetto in Venice

Deputy Secretary General 31 March 2016 Venice (Italy)

Deputy Secretary General has taken part in the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Ghetto in Venice and in the opening of the exhibition on the European Route of Jewish Heritage. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni unveiled a commemorative plate by the Council of Europe at the local Jewish...

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