2013 in brief


You can access the calendar of the Council of Europe events scheduled in 2013 by clicking on monthly overviews.

March

3 March, Paris
Meeting of PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights

3-5 March, London
Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks attends a lecture on Refugee Protection, Migration and Human Rights in Europe at the University College London Faculty of Laws.

3-7 March, Budapest
Study session with IGLYO and OBESSU on “Standing together: action and advocacy against bullying”

4-5 March, Vienna
Meeting of the PACE Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination and meeting of the Parliamentary Network Women free of violence

4-6 March, Strasbourg
Committee of Ministers examines implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights

6 March, Paris
Meeting of PACE Bureau

7 March, Paris
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland attends the PACE Bureau and Standing Committee

7 March, Paris
Meeting of PACE Standing Committee

7 March, Paris
Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni attends an Equality Debate to mark international Women’s Day

8-11 March, USA
Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni opens the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN Headquarters in New York and Washington

10 March, Kyiv
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and the Chairman-in-office of Council of Europe Committee of Ministers and Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz visit Ukraine

10-13 March, “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”
A PACE delegation makes a pre-electoral visit to “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” ahead of the Presidential election

10 March, New York, USA
58th Session of U.N Commission on Status of Women: Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini Dragoni keynote speaker at the Side Event “Trafficking in human beings – a severe form of violence against women and girls and a flagrant violation of human rights: The Council of Europe response”

11 March, New York, USA
PACE President Anne Brasseur meets UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. She holds bilateral meetings alongside Gabriella Battaini Dragoni, with Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, French Minister for Women’s Rights; Neila Chaabane, Tunisian Secretary of State for Women and Family; Bassima Hakkaoui, Moroccan Minister of Solidarity, Women, Family and Social Development; and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women

13-14 March, Graz
Conference “Shaping the Digital Environment – Ensuring our Rights on the Internet” to discuss the challenges to users´ rights on the internet

11 March, Berlin
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland makes a working visit and meets with President Gauck

11 March, Strasbourg
Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT): publication of the report on its 2013 visit to Latvia

11 March, Paris
Meeting of the PACE Culture, Science, Education and Media Committee

11 - 12 March, Stockholm
Meeting of the PACE Political Affairs and Democracy Committee

13 March, Paris
Meeting of the PACE Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons Committee

13-14 March, Rome
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks attends a Conference on "What Europe Stands For. Growth, jobs and rights: will the European Union rise to the occasion?"

13-14 March, Chisinau
Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni makes a working visit and launches the Council of Europe Action Plan to support democratic reforms in the Republic of Moldova

13-17 March, Serbia
A PACE delegation observes the early parliamentary elections on 16 March 2014

14 March, Paris
Meeting of the PACE Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development Committee.

16-20 March, the Netherlands
A delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities observes the municipal elections on 19 March 2014

17 March, Vienna
PACE President Anne Brasseur participates in the International Conference on “1914 - the Collapse of a Peace order: Is Democratic Peace an Alternative?”

17 March, Tunisia
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities holds a workshop entitled "Women in Politics: a Key Factor for dialogue and democratic consolidation

17 March
Publication of the GRECO report on prevention of corruption in “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”

17-21 March, Montenegro
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks visits Montenegro

18 March, Strasbourg
Council of Europe anti-torture Committee (CPT): publication of the report of the report on its 2012 visit to Croatia

20 March, Veszprém, Hungary
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland takes part in the 4+ Joint Session on the EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights

19-21 March, Strasbourg
European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) plenary meeting

21-22 March, Venice
Venice Commission 98th Plenary Session

21-28 March
The European Action Week against racism and discrimination

22-24 March, Ukraine
PACE President Anne Brasseur and leaders of the PACE visit Ukraine

25-27 March, Strasbourg
Plenary session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

27 March, Strasbourg
Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg on official visit to Strasbourg

21-28 March
European Action Week

24 March, Strasbourg
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland meets OSCE Special Representative for Media Freedom Dunja Mijatovic

24 March, Strasbourg
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks publishes a report following his visit to Denmark

24-28 March, Strasbourg
Council of Europe’s Group of States against corruption (GRECO) 63rd Plenary session

25 March, Strasbourg
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland meets Andrea Orlando, Minister of Justice of Italy

25 March, Strasbourg
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland meets Andrä Rupprechter, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of Austria

26-28 March, Lisbon
2nd Mediane European Encounter Testing a Monitoring and Action Box on Media Diversity Inclusiveness

27 March, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland participates to the “Growing with Children’s Rights” Conference

31 March–1 April, Brussels
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland speaks at the International Conference on Prevention of Genocides

31 March-4 April, Romania
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks visits Romania

31 March-1 April, Klagenfurt, Austria
Conference "Key Investment in Our Youth”

31 March–4 April, Strasbourg
MONEYVAL plenary meeting

 

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