Look and Don’t Forget: Young Europeans commemorate the Roma Genocide

Krakow and Auschwitz (Poland) 29 July-4 August
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The international Roma youth network ternYpe together with partner organisations, and with the support of the Council of Europe Youth Department, will organise an educational and commemoration event involving some 200 young Roma and non Roma. The main aim of the Dikh He Na Bister (Look and Don’t Forget) is to raise awareness among young Europeans, civil society and decision-makers about the Roma Genocide, as well as about the mechanisms of antigypsyism in a challenging context of rising racism, hate speech and extremism in Europe. The Council of Europe supports the activities of ternYpe and Roma youth in researching, discussing and discovering the meaning of the Roma Genocide as a way of understanding human rights, history and support for the work against discrimination.

Right to Remember handbook for education of young people on the Roma Genocide was developed under the Roma Youth Action Plan project to support all those interested and wishing to promote deeper awareness of the Roma Genocide and to combat discrimination.

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


Summer school for young refugees as actors for social inclusion and intercultural dialogue

Braga (Portugal) 27 August-3 September
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The summer school will bring together young refugees and youth leaders active in supporting the social integration of refugees by developing participants’ competences in their role as multipliers for youth participation, democratic citizenship and intercultural dialogue. The participants will have the opportunity to develop skills in the areas of human rights education, democracy and the rule of law, gender equality, leadership and entrepreneurship. The summer school is a cooperation of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe and the Global Platform for Syrian Students in partnership with Kiron Open Higher Education and Voice of Young Refugees in Europe.

In parallel, a group of experts will draft policy guidelines to support minors in transition to adulthood, a target group of growing concern for the Council of Europe. The policy guidelines are part of the Action Plan on protecting refugee and migrant children.

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


European University on Youth Policies

Budapest 29-31 August
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The European University on Youth Policies (“Summer University”), will gather approximately 40 representatives of ministries responsible for youth issues and of youth organisations from across Europe. The Summer University will aim at improving participants’ understanding of European approaches to youth policy. It will familiarise them with the values, objectives, programmes and structures of the Council of Europe and its Youth Department. Participants will also exchange knowledge and views on youth policy issues relevant to debates taking place in Council of Europe’s youth sector. The programme will alternate inputs with on-site field visits. This methodology will help participants to understand the practical implications of youth policies.

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


Also...

30 June-4 July, Poznań (Poland)
The Council of Europe will organise with the Centre for Youth Initiatives Horyzonty, the “National Training for Human Rights Education - Developing competences of combating hate speech and fostering cooperation of human rights educators”. The training course will aim at strengthening participants’ competences in Human Rights Education and the use of Compass and Bookmarks. The activity will contribute to the strengthening of Polish networks in the field of Human Rights Education in the non-formal education sector.
More information

3 July, Strasbourg
Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Alexey Meshkov, Deputy Minister For Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Contact : Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51

3 July, Strasbourg (Room G1, Agora building)
The Council of Europe is supporting the organisation of a European partner network meeting of First Draft, an organisation that carries out research on mis- and disinformation and is involved in a number of fact checking projects, notably the CrossCheck projects focused on the French and German elections. The aim of the meeting is to exchange information on the scale of mis- and disinformation in Europe today and to share best practices, with a view to devising further initiatives and technologies that may be of use to media companies and journalists. The meeting is open to the media from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
More information and programme
Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 3 90 21 47 04

3 July, Strasbourg
Council of Europe’s expert group against human trafficking (GRETA) will publish its first report on Belarus.
Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

4 July, Strasbourg
Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Goran Klemenčič, Minister of Justice of Slovenia.
Contact : Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51

4 July, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 10 judgments concerning Croatia, Iceland, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Russia.
More information - ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

4-7 July, Snovjanka (Ukraine)
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will hold a Forum for local democracy in Ukraine, gathering mayors, municipal councillors and young local leaders. The Forum will focus on two main themes: representative democracy and its challenges and citizen participation. The participants will have the opportunity to discuss issues such as the representation of women in politics, youth engagement and public trust in elected representatives. They will also exchange good practices for renewing dialogue with citizens through participatory and democratic innovations.
Press Release - Press accreditation

5 July, Strasbourg
Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Contact : Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51

5 July, Strasbourg
The Council of Europe anti-corruption body (GRECO) will publish a report on transparency of party funding in Sweden.
Contact: Päivi Suhonen, tel. +33 3 90 21 53 70

5-7 July, Luxembourg
Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks, will carry out a visit to the country.

5-7 July, Strasbourg (European Youth Center)
A seminar on Young People’s Access to Rights will gather the Advisory Council on Youth, the European Steering Committee for Youth as well as representatives of national youth councils, youth workers from youth associations and Human Rights civil society organisations. The participants will identify and propose support measures for the implementation of the Recommendation on Access to Rights which calls on member states to address any discriminatory practices impacting young people’s human rights and to promote youth policies that facilitate young people’s access to rights. Participants will also map current situations where young people have limited access to rights, as well as responses to such situations. The seminar will develop participants’ capacity to advocate using the Recommendation, and will also contribute to identify the possible roles that different stakeholders can have in its implementation.
Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

6 July, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 63 judgments and/or decisions concerning Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
More information - ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

11 July, Bucharest
The European Commission and the Council of Europe will organise a conference related to the joint ROMACT initiative that assists mayors and municipal authorities to work together with local Roma communities to develop inclusive policies. “ROMACT in action in Romania” will gather 180 participants from national and local level including ROMACT municipalities and community action groups, ministries, international organisations and embassy representatives in Romania to take stock of ROMACT implementation. It will focus on the use of EU funds for Roma inclusion. The event will be hosted in the Crowne Plaza Bucharest (Bulevardul Poligrafiei 1) and is open to the media.
Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 3 90 21 50 27

11 July, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights will notify judgments in writing.
ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

12 July, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights will hold a Grand Chamber hearing the case of Zubac v. Croatie.
The case concerns the Croatian Supreme Court’s refusal to consider an appeal in a property claim. ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

13 July, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights will notify judgments and decisions in writing.
ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

13 July, Kazan (Russian Federation)
Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will attend the sixth international Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI)
Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04

18 July, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights will notify judgments in writing.
ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

18-19 July, Geneva (Switzerland)
The European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) will be represented at the International Dialogue on Migration 2017 “Understanding migrant vulnerabilities: A solution-based approach towards a global compact that reduces vulnerabilities and empowers migrants”, organised by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). In this context, EUR-OPA will launch a joint publication with IOM entitled Migrants in Disaster Risk Reduction: Practices for Inclusion.

18-21 July, Serbia
Samad Seyidov and Maria Guzenina, PACE co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Serbia, will make a fact-finding visit to the country.

19-23 July, Kostenec (Bulgaria)
The Infinite Opportunities Association, in partnership with the Council of Europe, will organise a training course on human rights education. The activity will aim to strengthen the capacity of Bulgarian human rights activist network and to effectively disseminate Compass, the manual for human rights education with young people, among human rights educators and youth human rights activists.

20 July, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights will notify judgments and decisions in writing.
ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

22 July
The No Hate Speech Movement will organise a common action for victims of hate crime. The Action Day for Victims of Hate Crimes, in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attack at Utoya, Norway in 2011, will aim to remind how hate speech and hate crimes are closely inter-connected. 44 national campaigns and online activists will give visibility to the stories of victims and targets of these human rights violation, organising educational activities, commemorations and campaign for legal measure on hate crime.

25 July, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights will notify judgments in writing.
ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

27 July, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights will notify judgments and decisions in writing.
ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

15 August, Poland
Presentation ceremony of the Europe Prize 2017 to the city of Lublin.

21-25 August, Kaluga region (Russian Federation)
The Kaluga Youth Dialogue Camp, organised in co-operation between the National Youth Council of Russia and Youth Department of the Council of Europe with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and Federal Agency on Youth, will bring together 150 young people from a wide range of ethnic, religious and cultural background from Council of Europe member states and from the Commonwealth of Independent States. The camp will develop competences of participants in the field of Intercultural dialogue and empower them to play an active role in the development of intercultural dialogue in their communities.
Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

22-25 August, Republic of Moldova
As part of the Roma Youth Action Plan, the Council of Europe will organise a training course on youth participation and self-organisation of Roma young people from Republic of Moldova and Romania. Participants will also include representatives of the National Youth Councils and state authorities such as governmental departments of ethnic minorities and Agencies for Roma. The activity will aim to raise participants’ competences to support the self-organisation and participation of young Roma people in decision making processes at local and regional level.
Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41

29 August, Prague
PACE Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017: first meeting of the Selection Panel which will shortlist three candidates out of the candidatures received.

30 August, Strasbourg
Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will participate in the opening of the International Congress of the European Society for Catholic Theology and the Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Strasbourg.
Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04


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