Secretary General's Annual Report on State of Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe - Now releasedStrasbourg 20 April 2017
In his 4th annual report on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe,...
Palais de l'Europe, Room 1 28 April 2017
Professor Matthew Feldman, Professor in the Modern History of Ideas at Teesside University...
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, on 'Protecting Democracy in the Digital Age’Palais de l'Europe, Room 1 30 March 2017
Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, will introduce the...
The Directorate of Policy Planning's (DPP)'s mission is to provide Council of Europe major actors with conceptual and strategic analyses about relevant political and societal developments in Europe and beyond in order to enhance the Organisation’s ability to anticipate major trends and challenges facing member states and to offer coherent short- and long-term responses.
Its activities are based on research and on topical exchanges with internal and external networks, with the objective to enhance the Organisation’s ability to anticipate major trends and challenges facing member states and to offer coherent short- and long-term responses within its statutory mandate. They include:
- Implementing Policy Planning activities, notably preparing the Secretary General's annual report on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe, convening meetings of Council of Europe Directors of Policy Planning, and organising debates to discuss the current state of thinking and dynamics behind relevant topics and concepts;
- Supervising the Network of Schools of Political Studies and progressively extend it to other member states and the Council of Europe neighbourhood;
- Co-ordinating the Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and ensure follow-up action and future development.
4th report on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe: 'Populism - How strong are Europe's checks and balances'
In his report, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbiorn Jagland assesses the health of the 5 building blocks of democratic security in Europe, in the context of growing populism.
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Chairman of Munich Conference on Security, Amb. W. Ischinger, on 'Protecting democracy in the digital age' - Palais de l'Europe, Strasbourg, 30 March 2017 - Watch video
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