Strasbourg 20 June 2016
David Lyon, Director of the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario,...
Berlin/ Strasbourg 2-3May / 16-17 June 2016
A two-session Civic Round table was co-organised by the Council of Europe and the European School...
Strasbourg 16 June 2016
Rama Yade, former French Secretary of State for Human Rights and for Sports under the Sarkozy...
The Directorate of Policy Planning's (DPP) mission is to provide the Secretary General, the Committee of Ministers and Major Council of Europe bodies with conceptual and strategic analyses about relevant political and societal developments in Europe and beyond.
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.
What we do
We 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.
Latest debates on Democratic Security
Christiane Taubira on 'Independence and Efficiency of the judiciary' - 12 May: Video of debate and Interview for Council of Europe TV journal
Rama Yade on 'Human rights and realpolitik: a dialogue of the deaf?’ - 16 June: Video of debate and interview for Council of Europe journal