Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni

Deputy Secretary General

Mrs Battaini-Dragoni was born in Brescia, Italy on 13 August 1950. She was elected to the post of Deputy Secretary General in June 2012 and took up her duties in September 2012.


Youth activities 2014 - 2016: Deputy Secretary General signs agreement with the European Commission

Strasbourg,  7 April 2014, Gabriella Battaini Dragoni and Chiara Gariazzo, Director for Youth and Sport (Directorate General Education and Culture) of the European Commission, have signed a Framework Partnership Agreement in the field of youth for 2014-2016. Council of Europe – European Union partnership ( ) in 2014 – 2016 focuses on three specific themes: participation / citizenship, social inclusion and access to social rights,...


Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg on official visit to Strasbourg

Strasbourg,  27 March 2014, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg paid an official visit to the Council of Europe and to the European Court of Human Rights. The Grand Duke had an exchange of views with the Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and with the  President of the Parliamentary Assembly , Anne...

International Women's Day : Statement by Deputy Secretary General

Strasbourg,  7 March 2014, On the occasion of the International Women's Day, the  Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni,  published the following statement: "Women are suffering more than men from austerity policies: Gender Equality is at stake and it should be strengthened during these turbulent times. The right to fair remuneration,...

“Come and support your European Cultural Route” exhibition opens at European Parliament

Strasbourg,  26 February 2014, "We are committed towards the European Union's full membership of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on cultural Routes as soon as possible. This will enable us to forge even closer links between the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council of Europe," said Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General, Gabriella...