Why the "Dialogues"

Launched jointly by the City of Strasbourg and the Council of Europe in 2009, the "Strasbourg dialogues" aim at involving Strasbourg citizens in discussions on matters of critical importance to our future as Europeans. Held on a regular basis, the "Dialogues" help both to strengthen the "citizens' Europe" and to develop further the Europe of Strasbourg.

Souhayr Belhassen: Women key players of the "Arab Spring"… and now?

On the occasion of International Women's Day, the Council of Europe and the City of Strasbourg are organising the eighth session of the Strasbourg Dialogues on the role of women in the Arab Spring.

Souhayr Belhassen, Winner of the 2011 North-South Prize of the Council of Europe and President of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), will be the special guest to the debate, which will be moderated by the journalist Claude Keiflin.

Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, and Nawel Rafik-Elmrini, deputy to the Mayor of Strasbourg, will take part in the debate.