2014 in brief


You can access the calendar of the Council of Europe events scheduled in 2014 by clicking on monthly overviews.

January January

13-15 January, Georgia
PACE Monitoring Co-Rapporteurs visit the country.

15-16 January, Georgia
President and Secretary of the Venice Commission visit Georgia to discuss with the authorities the future cooperation in general and the co-operation with the State Constitutional Commission of the Georgian Parliament and the electoral reform in particular.

15-17 January
Council of Europe's expert group against human trafficking (GRETA) publishes reports on Luxembourg (15 January), Serbia (16 January) and Slovenia (17 January).

16 January, Strasbourg
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks publishes a report on Albania, following his visit in the country in September 2013.

17 January, Strasbourg
The first Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize is awarded to Elmas Arus, a young Roma film director from Turkey.

18 January, Milan
ROMACT programme aimed at improving the inclusion of Roma is launched at Palazzo Reale.

20-24 January, Georgia
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks  visits the country.

21-23 January, Azerbaijan
Co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) for the monitoring of Azerbaijan visit the country to further assess the honouring of its obligations and commitments to the Council of Europe.

20 January, Strasbourg
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland meets Dominic Grieve, UK Attorney General.

20 January, Strasbourg
The Council of Europe's Committee of experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) publishes its report on Croatia.
More information

21 January, Strasbourg
The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) publishes the report on its last periodic visit to Estonia, carried out in May/June 2012.

22 January, Strasbourg
The Council of Europe's Committee of experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism ( MONEYVAL) publishes its report on Bulgaria.

22 January, Strasbourg
The European Court of Human Rights holds a Grand chamber hearing in the case Chiragov and Others v. Armenia, at 9.15 a.m.
More information - ECHR website

22-25 January, Davos (Switzerland)
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland takes part in debates at the World Economic Forum. High-level bilateral meetings on the margins of the Forum are scheduled.

23 January, Strasbourg
European Debates with Robert Salais, French economist, on « The past waiting for a future ».

26 January, Strasbourg
An event "Women's role in the Resistance" is organised by the European Youth Centre on the occasion of European Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust and prevention of crimes against humanity.

27 to 31 January, Strasbourg
The Magnitsky case, the impact of the internet on politics, the integration of migrants in Europe and urgent debate on the functioning of democratic institutions in Ukraine are among topics debated by the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) during its Winter Session.
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann and European Parliament President Martin Schulz address the Assembly. PACE elects its next President.
On 28 January, PACE's Social Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the circumcision of young boys, following the adoption in October 2013 of the Assembly's resolution on children's right to physical integrity .
More information

27 January, Strasbourg
The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) publishes a report on France with regard to the prevention of corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors.

27 January – 1 February, Strasbourg
Council of Europe participates in the 4th European Bioethics Forum on "Getting to know the brain, mastering its behaviour".

Forum website

27 January, Strasbourg - On the occasion of the European Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust, a screening of a documentary ''KARUSSEL'' is organised in the presence of the film's director, Ilona Ziok. The film has received many international documentary awards and received coproduction support from Eurimages Fund.

28 January, Strasbourg – To mark Data Protection Day, during the PACE session the Council of Europe is organising a side-event under the theme "After Snowden: using law and technology to counter snooping". The event is sponsored by Pieter Omtzigt, Rapporteur on "massive eavesdropping in Europe", following Edward Snowden revelations.

28 January - On Data Protection Day the Council of Europe and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) launch a practical guide to European data protection law.

28 January, Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights delivers a Grand chamber judgment in the case O'Keefe v. Ireland, at 11 a.m.
More information - ECHR website

29 January, Brussels – The European Committee on Social Rights presents its annual conclusions for 2013 looking at the extent to which 38 countries have implemented provisions of the European Social Charter relating to health and social protection.

29 January, Rotterdam – The Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund joins forces with the International Film Festival Rotterdam co-production market (CineMart) to award the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award – a cash prize of 30,000 euros aimed at encouraging European co-production from the initial stages.

30 January, Strasbourg – The European Court of Human Rights holds its annual press conference in the seminar room in the Human Rights Building.

30 January - Launch of new Council of Europe film ‘Beat Bullying' on tackling bullying in schools. On Youtube and www.coe.int/beatbullying.

31 January, Strasbourg – Solemn hearing of the European Court of Human Rights on the occasion of the opening of the judicial year.

31 January, Strasbourg – Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland meets Haşim Kılıç, President of the Constitutional Court of Turkey.

 

Year in brief 2014 Year in brief 2014

 

Agendas Agendas