Democracy Innovation Award

Council of Europe 9 November 2016 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award goes to German initiative in favour of higher education for refugees

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2016 Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue

Council of Europe 9 November 2016 Strasbourg

The role of education in the prevention of radicalisation

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World Forum for Democracy (7-9 November 2016, Strasbourg)

Council of Europe 28 October 2016 Strasbourg

“Democracy and equality: does education matter?”

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Conference in Tallinn on children’s rights in migration crisis and digital environment

Council of Europe 4 November 2016 Strasbourg

An international conference on Children’s rights in the migration crisis and the digital environment is taking place in Tallinn, Estonia from 3 to 4 November 2016. It is held under the current Estonian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. In his opening speech,...

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Secretary General Jagland concerned about the situation of Ildar Dadin

Secretary General 4 November 2016 Strasbourg

Thorbjørn Jagland yesterday expressed his concern about allegations of ill-treatment of human rights activist Ildar Dadin in a telephone call to Alexander Konovalov, Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation. The Secretary General underlined the importance of the joint work carried out by the...

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Nominations for UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award 2017

Council of Europe 3 November 2016 Strasbourg

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced the opening of nominations for the 2017 Nansen Refugee Award. The award is bestowed on a person or group for outstanding work on behalf of the forcibly displaced, and aims to showcase the values of perseverance and conviction...

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Rotterdam: Summit of Mayors for the “Alliance of European cities against violent extremism”

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities 3 November 2016 Strasbourg

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the City of Rotterdam and the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus) are organising a Summit of Mayors for the “Alliance of European cities against violent extremism” on Wednesday 9 November 2016 in Rotterdam, the...

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Anti-torture committee critical of treatment and conditions of migrants and refugees in Hungary

Council of Europe 3 November 2016 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) welcomes cooperation of Hungarian authorities during its visit last year to detention centres and police detention facilities for foreigners, but...

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The Czech Republic should improve measures to prevent corruption among MPs, judges and prosecutors

Council of Europe 02 November 2016 Strasbourg

In a report published today, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) calls on the Czech authorities to make substantial reforms to strengthen the prevention of corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors (see also the Czech version of the report) GRECO...

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Turkey: Secretary General Jagland concerned about state of emergency measures and freedom of expression

Secretary General 31 October 2016 Strasbourg

Council of Europe of Secretary General Jagland has commented on recent developments in Turkey in a statement released on Monday: "It is highly questionable if the raid against Cumhuriyet can be justified as a proportionate measure, even under the state of emergency. I am also concerned about the...

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Secretary General on official visit to Monaco

Secretary General 27 October 2016 Monaco

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland will have an Audience with Prince Albert II of Monaco and meet the followings officials: - Mr Philippe Narmino, Director of Judicial Services - Mr Serge Telle, Minister of State - Mr Christophe Steiner, Chairman of the National...

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Statement by the Spokesperson of the Secretary General on the arrest of co-mayors of Diyarbakır

Spokesperson of the Secretary General 26 October 2016 Strasbourg

It is a matter of particular concern to the Council of Europe when democratically-elected representatives are deprived of their liberty. We will ask the authorities in our member state Turkey to provide us with the necessary explanations.

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Council of Europe calls on member states to ban genetic tests for insurance purposes

Council of Europe 26 October 2016 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe calls upon the Governments of its Member States to ensure non-discrimination, including on grounds of genetic characteristics, and the protection of private life in the framework of insurance contracts covering risks related to health, age or death. “People’s health and...

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Secretary General meets Hungarian Justice Minister László Trócsányi

Secretary General 25 October 2016 Strasbourg

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland on Tuesday met the Hungarian Justice Minister, László Trócsányi. Minsiter Trócsányi reported that new legislation had been adopted to provide an effective remedy to victims of prison ovecrowding in line with a pilot judgment (Varga and others) by the European...

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The European day of justice is celebrated in 18 member States of the Council of Europe

Council of Europe 24 October 2016 Strasbourg

The European Day of Justice is celebrated each year around the 25 October. It aims to bring justice closer to citizens, to inform them on their rights and to to promote the work of the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of justice, through simulation of procedures and...

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Prevention of corruption in respect of top government officials and law enforcement

Group of States against corruption (GRECO) 24 October 2016 Strasbourg

In 2017, the Council of Europe anti-corruption body GRECO will start monitoring the prevention of corruption and the promotion of integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies, which will be the themes of its 5th Evaluation Round. In a plenary meeting...

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EUR-OPA Hazard Ministerial Conference in Lisbon: Building more disaster resilient societies

European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) 24 October 2016 Strasbourg

This summer, some Southern European countries have faced unprecedented heatwaves and wildfires. Portugal is due to host the 13th ministerial session of the Council of Europe’s European and Mediterranean Major Hazards Agreement (EUR-OPA) on 26 October 2016 in Lisbon. Designed to strengthen...

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A Europe rich in history, heritage and values: the Cultural Routes Advisory Forum 2016 in Vilnius

Council of Europe 24 October 2016 Strasbourg

A journey through space and time across Europe to foster cultural heritage, enhance diversity and promote intercultural dialogue: the Council of Europe Cultural Routes Annual Advisory Forum 2016 will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 26-27 October. This year’s...

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Local democracy in Cyprus

Congress of Local and Regional authorities Session 20 October 2016 Strasbourg

Today the Congress of Local and Regional authorities of the Council of Europe adopted a report on the state of local democracy Cyprus following a monitoring visit to Nicosia, Kokkinotrimithia, Ayios Dhometios and Paphos in April 2016. It was the third monitoring report since the ratification of...

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