The overall mandate of the Directorate General of Democracy (DGII)
is to support the implementation of the Council of Europe action promoting democratic
governance, and to implement its programme of activities strengthening sustainable democratic societies and democratic responses to crisis situations, promoting
social cohesion and the societal defences against discrimination, cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue, democratic citizenship and participation of all, including
that of children, minorities and young people.
has the task of preparing and implementing targeted
programmes, policies and standard-setting
mechanisms, and to co-operate in its
field of competence with key outside
partners including civil society organisations
and other international institutions.