Czech Republic assumes Chairmanship of Committee of Ministers

Strasbourg 23 May
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The Czech Republic takes over from Cyprus the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe for the next six months. As per tradition for all countries acceding to the Chairmanship, the flag of the Czech Republic will be raised in front of Strasbourg Town Hall, Place Broglie at approximately 4.30 p.m. Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will attend the event.

Contact: Can Fisek, tel. + 33 3 88 41 30 41


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22-24 May, Switzerland
Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks will carry out a visit to the country.

22-28 May, Budapest (European Youth Center)
Youth workers from 25 member states will devise projects and share expertise in involving young people from disadvantaged communities across Europe to overcome discrimination, exclusion and violence at the Enter! Training in implementing the Enter! Recommendation on access to social rights for young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods. The training course includes a practice phase and is supported by an e-learning programme, mentoring and networking opportunities.
More information - Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

23 May, Strasbourg
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Daniel Herman, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic.
Contact: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51

23 May, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing eight judgments and/or decisions concerning Belgium, Croatia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey.
More information - ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

23 May, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights will hold a Chamber hearing in the case of Sharxhi and Others v. Albania (9.15 a.m.)
This case concerns the demolition of flats situated in the coastal town of Vlora (Albania).
More information - ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

24 May, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 14 judgments and/or decisions concerning the Netherlands and Russia.
More information - ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

24-26, Brno (Czech Republic)
The Council of Europe will participate in the 3rd international conference “Plagiarism across Europe and beyond, Sharing innovative practices in academic integrity”, in the context of the Platform on Ethics, Transparency and Integrity in Education (ETINED).
Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04

24-27 May, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities will carry out a visit to the country in the framework of the Congress’ post-electoral dialogue and further to the observation of the 2016 local elections.

25 May, Rome
The Italian Intercultural cities Network “Città del Dialogo”, will hold its annual coordination meeting at the Italian Parliament. Participating cities will set new priorities for the further strategic and political development of the network and initiate a dialogue between local and national policy-makers on migrant and refugee integration.
More information - Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04


Contacts Contacts

Council of Europe Media Relations Division:
 

pressunit@coe.int
 

+33 3 88 41 25 60