Week in brief 21-27 April 2014

Education Experts to Define Ideal Teachers for Future

24 and 25 April, Strasbourg – Education experts from across Europe will meet to define the teachers we need for the 21st Century. The Conference "The professional image and ethos of teachers" will debate how teachers can equip pupils and students with the skills and understanding they need to meet the challenges and opportunities of our century – information technology, multiculturalism, economic constraints and environmental threats. Discussions will cover: teachers' professional image and ethos, what makes a perfect teacher and a manifesto for teachers, to be published in the wake of the conference.
The event is supported by the Council of Europe's Pestalozzi teacher training programme and co-organised with the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations of the Council of Europe.
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Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel.+33 3 90 21 56 04

PACE to observe the 2nd round of elections in "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

25-28 April, Skopje – A Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) delegation led by Stefan Schennach will travel to "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" to observe the conduct of the presidential election (2nd round) and the early parliamentary elections, alongside observers from the OSCE's Parliamentary Assembly and Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). The delegation will meet, in particular, the Chairman of the State Election Commission, leaders of political parties and representatives of international organisations, civil society and the media, before observing the ballot on 27 April.
A joint press conference is scheduled in Skopje on Monday 28 April (place and time to be confirmed).

Commemoration of the Tutsi genocide: Remembrance, Rebuilding, and Life 20 years on!

27 April, Strasbourg (European Youth Centre, 8.30 am-6.30 pm) – On the occasion of the 20th annual commemoration of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda, the association Amariza d'Alsace is holding an all-day conference. The event will take place within the framework of the Council of Europe programme on "Passing on the Remembrance of the Holocaust and prevention of crimes against humanity".


22 April, Strasbourg – The European Court of Human Rights will deliver in writing 17 judgments concerning Finland, Hungary, Italy, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey.
More informationECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

24 April, Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights will deliver in writing 13 judgments concerning Austria, Croatia, Greece, Russia, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", and Ukraine.
More informationECHR website, tel. + 33 3 90 21 42 08

24-25 April, Turkey - Klaas de Vries, PACE rapporteur, will make a fact-finding visit in preparation for his report on "Implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights".

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