Deputy Secretary General meets Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage

Deputy Secretary General 27 July 2016 Rome

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni had an exchange of views today with Dario Franceschini, Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Activities and Tourism. The meeting focused on Council of Europe conventions in the cultural field and on policy co-operation with Italy. Deputy Secretary General...

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Conflict and violence: young people share their stories

European Youth Centre 11 July 2016 Strasbourg

This week the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg is hosting two events for young people whose lives have been changed by the conflict and violence. The Youth Peace Camp is bringing together young people from conflict-affected regions: South Caucasus, the Russian Federation, Ukraine (Luhansk,...

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Deputy Secretary General opens René Cassin’s annual event

Deputy Secretary General 4 July 2016 Strasbourg

“It is indeed important to understand fully that preventing conflicts goes much deeper than simply containing warring parties. It requires fighting the roots of conflict – authoritarian rule, discrimination, inequality, intolerance. It also requires strengthening the institutions of democratic...

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Deputy Secretary General at North-South Prize ceremony

Deputy Secretary General 30 June 2016 Lisbon

"Despite their different backgrounds, Lora Pappa and Joaquim Chissano have both decided to keep their faith in people", said Gabriella Battaini Dragoni, while addressing the Council of Europe North-South Prize award ceremony at the Portuguese Parliament in Lisbon. "I am glad that the North South...

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North-South Prize 2015 to Lora Pappa and Joaquim Alberto Chissano

Council of Europe 29 June 2016 Strasbourg

The founder of the Greek non-governmental organisation METAdrasi (Action for Migration & Development), Lora Pappa and former President of Mozambique Joaquim Alberto Chissano are the two laureates of the Council of Europe North-South Prize 2015, a distinction awarded annually to two personalities,...

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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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