Head of the Programme Office presented projects on entrepreneurs’ rights at Kazan Legal Forum

15 September 2017 Kazan

Head of the Council of Europe Programme Office in the Russian Federation Petr Sich took part in session "Protecting the Rights of Business: Past, Present and Future" on 15 September 2017 in Kazan. The session was organized by the Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights and Centre for...

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Head of Office met Deputy Dean for Education of the School of International Relations of St. Petersburg State University

11 September 2017 Saint-Petersburg

On the occasion of delivering a lecture at the School of International Relations of Saint-Petersburg State University, Head of the Programme Office Mr. Petr Sich met Deputy Dean for Education and Methodology, Chair of the Commission on Education and Methodology of the Faculty Mr. Dmitry...

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Round table on the occasion of the International Youth Day

14 August 2017 Moscow

Round table “International Youth Day 2017: youth participation in peace building” organised by the United Nations Information Center in Moscow and National Youth Council of Russia took place on 14 August 2017 in Moscow. Representatives of Russian state authorities, UN agencies and international...

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Call for Applications to the Training of Trainers of the Council of Europe HELP Programme

10 August 2017 Moscow

The European Programme on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (the HELP Programme of the Council of Europe) announces a call for applications for participation in the Training of Trainers (ToT), which will be held from 4 to 7 October 2017 in Moscow region (exact venue to be announced...

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Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe G. Battaini-Dragoni visited Russia

13-14 July 2017 Moscow

A delegation of the Council of Europe, led by the Deputy Secretary-General Mrs. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, visited Moscow on 13 July. During the visit, the negotiations were held with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Mr Gennady Gatilov, and with the Chairperson of the Council of...

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Seminar "HELP Course on Human Rights and Biomedicine"


The seminar "HELP Course on Human Rights and Biomedicine" took place on 30 June at Moscow State University in the framework of the preparation of the first HELP* course focusing on Human Rights in Biomedicine. The focus was in particular on discussing an outline of this future course, taking into...

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Conference "Human rights and biomedicine. Ethical and legal aspects of informed consent"


The Conference concerning the human rights in biomedicine took place on 29 June in Moscow. It was jointly organised by the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, the Russian State University of Justice and the Bioethics Unit of the Council of Europe. The Conference provided a unique...

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Project "PRECOP II": Corruption risks in procurement processes and provision of public services discussed in Krasnousolsk

15-16 June 2017 Krasnousolsk, Republic of Bashkortostan

Two back to back workshops on "Corruption practices affecting the procurement process at the municipal level in the Russian Federation" and on "Corruption factors and trends in provision of public services to business entities by municipal authorities in the Russian Federation" took place on...

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Final meeting of the HELP course on family law and human rights

30 May 2017 Moscow

The final meeting of participants and official completion of the HELP course "Family law and human rights. Topical issues and challenges. International standards of protection of human and children’s rights" was held in Moscow on 30 May 2017. The event was jointly organized by the Federal Chamber...

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Film of Russian director А. Zvyagintsev “Loveless” supported by the CoE fund “Eurimages” awarded with Jury Prize of the Cannes Festival 2017

31 May 2017

Film of Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev «Loveless»/«Nelyubov» (co-production between Russia, France, Germany, Belgium) supported by the Council of Europe fund “Eurimages” was awarded with the Jury Prize of the Cannes Festival 2017 chaired by Pedro Almodovar. The Palme d’Or was given to the...

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