Strasbourg, Palais de l'Europe, Room 1 4 July 2017, 2.15 - 4.00 pm
Claire WARDLE, Director of the First Draft, will introduce the twelfth debate on Democratic...
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...
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.
In his 4th 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.
Latest debates on Democratic Security
Claire Wardle on 'A close Look at the Disinformation Ecosystem'. 4 July - Watch video of the debate.
Matthew Feldman on 'Alt-right, far-right, near right: mainstreaming extremes', Strasbourg, 28 April 2017 - Watch video of the debate & interview for Council of Europe TV Journal.
Chairman of Munich Conference on Security, Amb. W. Ischinger, on 'Protecting democracy in the digital age' - Strasbourg, 30 March 2017 - Watch video
Jan-Werner Müller on : ‘How populism Endangers Democracy and How to Fight it? video of the debate
Ahmet Insel on ‘Security antinomies: state Security, human security and democratic security’ Video of debate
Natan Sznaider on: 'The memory of evil - Cosmopolitism and European project' - videos of debate and of interview for Council of Europe journal