Spring session of the Congress: highlights include the campaign against domestic violence and a debate on street children

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities held its spring session in Strasbourg on 27 and 28 March 2007. Among the main issues addressed were, in particular, the Congress's participation in the Council of Europe campaigns against domestic violence and building a Europe for and with children. (more...)


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The Session in brief...
Guido Bellati Ceccoli: ''Strengthening human rights protection remains our prime objective'' (more...)
Debate on the evolution of extreme poverty in European towns (more...)
Valerio Prignachi says protecting gay and lesbian rights is protecting equality and democracy (more...)
Maud de Boer-Buquicchio: ''If all children are vulnerable, growing up in the streets throws a child in outright helplessness'' (more...)
Social cohesion indicators: application at local and regional level (more...)
Congress strengthens political dimension of election observation (more...)
Congress calls for national action plans on e-health (more...)

Stop domestic violence against women
Launching of a photo exhibition "Break the silence on domestic violence " (more...)
Halvdan Skard: ''Domestic violence is killing by another name'' (more...)
Fabienne Keller says City of Strasbourg determined to break silence surrounding domestic violence (more...)
Terry Davis: ''Communities have a key role to play in preventing domestic violence'' (more...)

Martin Hirsch: "Combating poverty also entails making the lives of people in difficulty meaningful again" (more...)
Jean Luc Romero: “Gay pride can also help combat AIDS” (more...)
Sylvie Guillaume: ''The Congress can help us improve the accessibility of public spaces for people with disabilities'' (more...)

Per Sjögren: "Human rights and democracy strengthen and protect each other, including at local level" (more...)

Gabrielle Müller-Trimbusch: “ Stuttgart gives street children the chance of a fresh start” (more...)