Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni at close of INGO Conference summer session

Deputy Secretary General 30 July 2017 Strasbourg

The Deputy Secretary General took part in the closing session of the Conference of INGOs’ summer session, which marked a key anniversary in the development of this fourth pillar of the Council of Europe. While the organisation granted INGOs consultative status as far back as 1952, the first...

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The Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice of Morocco met the Deputy Secretary General

Deputy Secretary General 03 July 2017 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the plenary meeting of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), the Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice of Morocco, Mr Abdelilah Lahkim Bennani, met with Ms Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, in the...

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Intercultural Cities’ event: remarks by Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni

Deputy Secretary General 28 June 2017 Strasbourg

How can integration policies implemented by cities contribute to a better inclusion of migrants at national level? Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni opened today an Intercultural Cities’ event on “How can inclusive integration policies of cities contribute to a better management of migration at national...

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Deputy Secretary General meets Ombudsman of Bulgaria

Deputy Secretary General 28 June 2017 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni met today at the Council of Europe with Maya Manolova, Ombudsman of Bulgaria. Topics of discussion included violence against women and the situation of migrant and refugee children. The Deputy Secretary General emphasised the importance of the Ombudsman’s work in these...

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Deputy Secretary General at Humanitarian Corridors’ event

Deputy Secretary General 27 June 2017 Strasbourg

“Humanitarian corridors aim at providing a safe pathway for refugees with legal access to a country where they can be safe. Even if they benefit a limited number of individuals, the most vulnerable, and cannot as such be the only solution to the migration crisis, they constitute an important...

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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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