Closing Regional Conference of the Central Asia Rule of Law Programme 2020-2024

11 June 2024 Astana, Kazakhstan

On 11 June 2024, the joint EU/Council of Europe Central Asia Rule of Law Programme organised its Closing Regional Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan. The aim of the meeting was to take stock of the programme results and lessons learned during its implementation years from 2020 to 2024. Central...

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Czech Republic makes a voluntary contribution for Action Plans and projects

11 JUNE 2024 STRASBOURG

The Government of the Czech Republic has made a voluntary contribution of CZK 1,700,000 (approximately €68,740) to support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine “Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction” 2023-2026, the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2024-2027, the Council of...

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Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2023-2026: Steering Committee assesses the first year of its implementation

5 June 2024 Kyiv, Ukraine

The second Steering Committee meeting of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine “Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction” 2023-2026 (hereinafter – the Action Plan) gathered more than 100 representatives of Ukrainian authorities, non-governmental organisations, and national partners...

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The Principality of Monaco makes a voluntary contribution

30 MAY 2024 STRASBOURG

The Principality of Monaco has made a voluntary contribution of €120 000 to support combatting violence against women and domestic violence in Morocco and Tunisia, the Council of Europe Action Plan on Protecting Vulnerable Persons in the Context of Migration and Asylum in Europe 2021-2025, the...

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Netherlands makes a voluntary contribution to Council of Europe projects

29 MAY 2024 STRASBOURG

The Government of the Netherlands has made a voluntary contribution of €210 000 to support human rights and equality for LGBTI persons, the activities of the Venice Commission, the campaign for the safety of journalists "Journalists matter", the Parliamentary Network Women Free from Violence, as...

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Lithuania makes a voluntary contribution for Action Plans and projects

17 MAY 2024 STRASBOURG

In the framework of its Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, the Government of Lithuania has made a voluntary contribution of €150 000 towards several Council of Europe Action Plans and projects, in line with the priorities of the Lithuanian Presidency. This contribution will support the...

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Estonia funds human rights and equality for LGBTI persons and prevention of violence against women

16 MAY 2024 STRASBOURG

The Government of Estonia has made a voluntary contribution of €20,000 to support human rights and equality for LGBTI persons and the prevention of violence against women. The agreement was signed on 16 May 2024 by Mr Margus Tsahkna, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, and Ms Marija...

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France makes a voluntary contribution for various Action Plans and projects

22 APRIL 2024 STRASBOURG

The Government of France has made a voluntary contribution of €875 000 towards several Council of Europe Action Plans and projects. This contribution will support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine “Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction” 2023-2026, the Council of Europe Action Plan...

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Republic of Moldova funds the Venice Commission and the prevention of violence against women

15 APRIL 2024 STRASBOURG

The Government of the Republic of Moldova has made a voluntary contribution of €15,640.62 to support the activities of the Venice Commission and the prevention of violence against women. The agreement was signed on 15 April 2024 by Mr Mihail Popșoi, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign...

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Launch of the Council of Europe package of measures in response to the refugee influx in Armenia

11 April 2024 Yerevan, Armenia

The Council of Europe launched today a comprehensive response package to the refugee influx in Armenia of € 2.8 million. As part of the package, the Council of Europe has launched four new initiatives and incorporated additional components into two ongoing projects. “The response package aims at...

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Armenian authorities and the Council of Europe mark the progress on the implementation of the Action Plan for Armenia 2023-2026

10 April 2024 Yerevan, Armenia

Armenian authorities and the Council of Europe representatives met to discuss the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia 2023-2026 which was officially launched in Yerevan in February 2023. The Action Plan aims to bring Armenia’s legislation, institutions, and practices...

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New Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan

9 April 2024 Yerevan, Armenia

Maxime Longangué has been appointed Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan as of 1 April 2024. Mr Longangué previously occupied the post of Deputy Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan. His professional experience includes positions in the Directorate of Political Affairs and...

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UK funds action plan on migration

14 MARCH 2024 STRASBOURG

The Government of the United Kingdom has made a voluntary contribution of GBP 100,000 (approximately €117,518) to support the Council of Europe Action Plan on Protecting Vulnerable Persons in the Context of Migration and Asylum in Europe 2021-2025. Ambassador Sandy Moss, Permanent Representative...

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Second study visit on Council of Europe conventions for Kyrgyz delegation

4-6 March 2024 Strasbourg, France

Fourteen representatives of the public institutions of the Kyrgyz Republic participated in a seminar on Council of Europe Conventions at the Council of Europe Headquarters in Strasbourg, France from 4th to 6th March 2024. The delegation included representatives of the Presidential Administration,...

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Malta makes a voluntary contribution

5 MARCH 2024 STRASBOURG

The Government of Malta has made a voluntary contribution of €160,000 to support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine “Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction” 2023-2026, the Council of Europe Consultation Group on the Children of Ukraine, the Council of Europe Action Plan on Protecting...

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Estonia makes a voluntary contribution

22 FEBRUARY 2024 STRASBOURG

The Government of Estonia has made a voluntary contribution of €35,000 to support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine “Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction” 2023-2026, cooperation with representatives of Belarusian democratic forces and civil society, and the campaign for the safety...

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Heads of Council of Europe Offices and Programme Offices meet in Strasbourg

29 February - 1 March 2024 Strasbourg, France

On 29 January – 1 February 2024, the Heads of Council of Europe Offices and Programme Offices held their annual meeting in Strasbourg. The meeting was opened by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, and by the Director of Programme Co-ordination, Claus...

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Japan makes a voluntary contribution

2 FEBRUARY 2024 STRASBOURG

The Government of Japan has made a voluntary contribution of €120,000 to support the Council of Europe action against cybercrime. The agreement was signed on 2 February 2024 by Ambassador Hiroyuki Uchida, Permanent Observer of Japan to the Council of Europe, and Mr Bjørn Berge, Deputy Secretary...

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Spain makes a voluntary contribution

30 JANUARY 2024 STRASBOURG

The Government of Spain has made a voluntary contribution of €1,200,000 to promote the Council of Europe Pilot Programme for Series Co-Productions. The Council of Europe, home of Eurimages, has introduced a three-year pilot programme supporting high-quality series made as international...

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Portugal makes a voluntary contribution

30 JANUARY 2024 STRASBOURG

The Government of Portugal has made a voluntary contribution of €105,000 to support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine “Resilience, Recovery and Reconstruction” 2023-2026, cooperation with representatives of Belarusian democratic forces and civil society, the prevention of violence...

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