International conference on links between organised crime and terrorism

Málaga (Spain) 21-22 September
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The Council of Europe, with the support of the City and the University of Málaga, will organise a conference aimed at improving international co-operation to address the interaction between transnational organised crime and terrorist groups.

The event will bring together representatives from the 47 Council of Europe member states – including government officials, judges, prosecutors and members of the police forces, representatives of international organisations and policy makers.

The meeting will be opened by Jan Kleijssen, Director of the Information Society and Action against Crime of the Council of Europe, and Francisco de la Torre, Mayor of Málaga. At the end of the first day of the conference Rafael Catalá, Spanish Minister of Justice, will deliver a speech.

Prior accreditation of media representatives is mandatory.

More information

Contact for requests for accreditation and interviews: Jaime Rodríguez, tel. +33 6 89 99 50 42


Action Day countering Hate Speech against Muslims

Strasbourg 21 September
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The No Hate Speech Movement of the Council of Europe will organise the Action Day countering Hate Speech against Muslims in support of the International Day of Peace. The day aims to decrease stereotyping and strengthen counter- and alternative narratives that debunk hate speech and its underlying xenophobic narrative affecting Muslim people. National No Hate campaigns across Europe will organise open door events at mosques and community centres and educational activities based on the Bookmarks, the manual to combat hate speech via human rights education. Online, a thunderclap and posters debunking hate speech against Muslims will be launched on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact at the Council of Europe: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

Contact at the French national No Hate Speech Campaign: Gilles Bloch, tel.+33 675 84 34 42


Also...

18-19 September, Strasbourg

The fourth Dialogue of the Council of Europe with representatives of Roma and Traveller civil society will concentrate on the issues of youth employment and vocational education and training. The ways to ensure a bridge between education and employment for young Roma and Travellers will also be addressed.

Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 3 90 21 50 27

 

18-22 September, Luxembourg

Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks will carry out a visit to the country.

 

18-22 September, Romania)

Municipal staff and representatives from NGOs that promotes employment and education (Awo Duisburg, Gfb Duisburg) from Duisburg, Germany will visit Ialomita County. The goal of this visit is to exchange best practice and experience on these matters with local authorities and non-governmental organisations of the county (Slobozia, Bărbuleşti, Feteşti) in part to solve problems faced by Romanian citizens living in Duisburg. This working visit is part of the ROMACT Programme Transnational Cooperation Component and Capacity Building (TCC).

Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 3 90 21 50 27

 

19 September, Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti-racism commission (ECRI) will publish new monitoring reports on Montenegro and Ukraine, as well as conclusions on the implementation of specific recommendations by Slovenia.

More information - Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

 

19 September, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing four judgments concerning Montenegro, Russia and Turkey.

More information - ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

19 September, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will deliver a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Regner v. the Czech Republic at a public hearing (11 a.m.).

The case concerns an administrative decision withdrawing the security clearance which was a prerequisite for Mr Regner to hold a senior post in the Ministry of Defence and his complaint about the alleged unfairness of the proceedings in which he challenged that decision.

More information - ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

19-21 September, Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers will hold its quarterly meeting looking at member states’ execution of judgments from the European Court of Human Rights.

More information

Contact: Andrew Cutting, tel. +32 485 21 72 02

 

19-21 September, Budapest (European Youth Centre)

The EU-Council of Europe youth partnership will organise the annual meeting of the European Knowledge Centre on Youth policy correspondents,  (EKCYP) followed by the annual meeting with the Pool of European Youth Researchers (PEYR).

More information

 

19-21 September, Romania

Representatives from AFEJI (Nord-France), dealing with social entrepreneurship, will visit Baia Mare, Turţ, Vălenii Lăpușului. The goal of this visit is to exchange best practice and experience on social economy, inclusion, housing and EU relevant funds with local authorities, companies and non-governmental organisations there in part to solve problems faced by Romanian citizens living in Nord Department. This working visit is part of the ROMACT Programme Transnational Co-operation Component and Capacity Building (TCC).

Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 3 90 21 50 27

 

19-22 September, Strasbourg

At its meeting, the Drafting Group of Experts on Children’s Rights and Safeguards in the context of migration (CAHENF- Safeguards) will issue a report on the age assessment policies, procedures and practices in the Council of Europe member States (20 September). The report has been prepared in the context of the Parliamentary Assembly’s Campaign to End Immigration Detention of Children. On 21-22 September, a meeting of the Drafting Group of Specialists on Children and the Digital Environment (CAHENF-IT) will take place.

 

20 September, Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s expert group against human trafficking (GRETA) will publish a report on its latest visit to Ireland.

Contact: Andrew Cutting, tel. +32 485 21 72 02

 

21 September, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 13 judgments and/or decisions concerning Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine.

More information - ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21


Contacts Contacts

Council of Europe Media Relations Division:
 

pressunit@coe.int
 

+33 3 88 41 25 60