Protecting societies from disasters: a major political priority
31.10.06 - Strasbourg,
The Open Partial Agreement EUR-OPA Major Hazards of the Council of Europe is organising its 11th Ministerial Session to be held in Marrakech (Morocco) on 31 October to examine the orientations which will guide the future work of the Agreement on prevention and disaster management...(>>>)
11th International Heritage Photographic Experience – Exhibition in Georgia
30.10.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia, along with the Catalan (Spain) Directorate General of Cultural Heritage, Photoworld Company (Georgia), Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi Museum of History (Caravanserai), Council of Europe Directorate General IV, is organising...(>>>)
Council of Europe seminar series on trafficking in human beings continues 1-2 November in Oslo
30.10.06 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe and the Norwegian government authorities are organising the fourth in a series of regional information and awareness raising seminars on human trafficking, to promote the signature and ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking...(>>>)
Council of Europe participation in Internet Governance Forum to assure human rights and rule of law online
30.10.06 - Strasbourg,
As the key European organisation in the field of human rights, democracy and the rule of law, the Council of Europe will participate in the Internet Governance Forum to be held in Athens (30th October-2nd November 2006) and will organise a workshop on “Human rights and the Internet:...(>>>)
Amendments to the Constitution of Georgia: Press-Conference
26.10.06 - Tbilisi,
The Special Representative of the Council of Europe Secretary General to Georgia Mr. Igor Gaon will hold the press-conference regarding the ammendments to the Constitution of Georgia. (>>>)
European Day of Civil Justice
26.10.06 - Strasbourg,
At the joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, the European Day of Civil Justice (EDCJ) was celebrated throughout Europe on 25 October. (>>>)
Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning of the Member States of the Council of Europe to meet in Lisbon
26.10.06 - Strasbourg,
"Networks for sustainable Spatial Development of the European continent: bridges over Europe” will be the central topic of the 14th Conference of the Council of Europe Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning that will take place in Lisbon on 26-27 October (Pestana...(>>>)
Diversity Youth Forum
26.10.06 - Strasbourg,
A Diversity Youth Forum, taking place at the European Youth Centre in Budapest from 25-28 October, is to explore the concepts, issues and threats related to diversity in Europe today. The meeting is organised in the framework of the Council of Europe ''All different – all equal''...(>>>)
Georgian TV and Radio broadcasting: A training seminar for the staff and management
24.10.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Directorate General II and the Information Office in Georgia in co-operation with the CFPJ-International and Georgia Public Broadcaster are organising a training workshop in Tbilisi on 25 and 26 October 2006 for the management and staff of Georgian TV and...(>>>)
Presidents of Supreme Courts from nearly 40 countries to meet in Paris
20.10.06 - Strasbourg,
The Presidents of nearly 40 European Supreme Courts will meet on 26 and 27 October at the Court of Cassation in Paris (2, boulevard du Palais).(>>>)
Campaign against domestic violence: Parliamentarians’ preparatory meeting
19.10.06 - Strasbourg,
The network of parliamentarians, nominated by the parliaments of each Council of Europe member state to act as the link with the Council of Europe campaign, are meeting on 19 October in Strasbourg to discuss preparations for the campaign, which is due to be launched in Madrid...(>>>)
Regulation of vaccines for avian influenza: European Pharmacopoeia international symposium
19.10.06 - Strasbourg,
Scientific experts from throughout the world, vaccine manufacturers and national European laboratories are meeting on 19 - 20 October in Strasbourg to address issues related to the control of preventative vaccination for poultry against the highly pathogenic avian flu.(>>>)
Council of Europe and OSCE team up to prevent terrorism
19.10.06 - Viena,
The Council of Europe and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) are jointly launching an Expert Workshop on Preventing Terrorism: Fighting Incitement and Related Terrorist Activities in Vienna today.(>>>)
Facing climate change: action at local and regional level
19.10.06 - Strasbourg,
The Committee on Sustainable Development of the Council of Europe Congress is organising a hearing to be held in Yerevan (Armenia) on 19 October .to discuss innovative approaches carried out at local and regional level in dealing with the challenges of climate change. (>>>)
Series of Council of Europe Human Trafficking Seminars to be continued on 19 and 20 October in Rome
18.10.06 - Strasbourg,
The third information and awareness raising seminar in the framework of the Campaign to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings will be dedicated to Italy, a Council of Europe member state which, for more than 10 years, has faced an increase in trafficking in human beings. (>>>)
Counterfeit medicines: the Council of Europe seeks to strengthen legal co-operation to better protect public health in Europe
18.10.06 - Strasbourg,
Protecting the health of Europeans against the dangers presented by the manufacture, sale and consumption of counterfeit medicines will be the central theme of a conference organised in Moscow on 23-24 October by the Federation of Russia (in particular, its Federal Health and...(>>>)
Parliamentary seminar on Equality between women and men in Civil Law
18.10.06 - Strasbourg,
A seminar on respect for the principle of equality between women and men in civil law is being organised on Friday, 20 October 2006 in Strasbourg. The seminar will follow up on the adoption of Resolution 1478 (2006) in January 2006 on the integration of immigrant women in Europe...(>>>)
Eradication of poverty: a long way to go before turning pledges to reality
17.10.06 - Strasbourg,
Addressing participants at the ceremony organised by the Council of Europe on 17 October on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio emphasized the fact that there are a growing number of families who face poverty and difficulties...(>>>)
Georgian and Russian citizens should not pay for disagreements between their governments
06.10.06 - Strasbourg,
Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, today issued the following statement reacting to the continuing tensions between Georgia and the Russian Federation.(>>>)
Elections in Georgia : Fundamental freedoms generally respected but insufficient distinction between State and governing party
06.10.06 - TBILISI,
The 5 October 2006 municipal elections in Georgia were conducted with general respect for fundamental freedoms, however, the blurred distinction between the authorities and the governing party reinforced the advantage of the incumbents. Those are the conclusions of international...(>>>)
International observers for municipal elections hold press conference in Tbilisi on Friday
06.10.06 - Tbilisi,
International observers for the 5 October municipal elections in Georgia will hold a press conference in Tbilisi Friday 6 October at 15:00. (>>>)
PACE President calls on Russia and Georgia to enter in a process of de-escalation
06.10.06 - Strasbourg,
René van der Linden, President of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), urged Russia and Georgia “to enter in a process of de-escalation” at a meeting he convened last night between the two countries’ delegations to the Assembly in a bid to ease tensions. (>>>)
Council of Europe/EU: meeting to discuss death penalty and the follow up to the Council of Europe reports on alleged secret detentions in Europe
06.10.06 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis and the Vice-President of the European Commission Franco Frattini will meet in Brussels on Tuesday 10 October to promote the abolition of the death penalty. (>>>)
Press Conference of the Georgian Parliamentary Delegation to PACE
05.10.06 - Strasbourg,
The Georgian Delegation to the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly will hold the special press-conference dedicated to the PACE October session. The press-event will be held in Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe at 10.30 local time today (12.30 in Georgia).(>>>)
Council of Europe Congress to observe local elections in Georgia
04.10.06 - Strasbourg,
A delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will observe local elections in Georgia which will take place on 5 October. (>>>)
Highlights of PACE’s Autumn session: a debate on the situation in the Balkans, speech by the Hungarian Prime Minister
04.10.06 - Strasbourg,
Debates on the situation in the Balkans and on Kosovo, as well as an address by Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany, will be among highlights of the Autumn session of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), to be held in Strasbourg from 2 to 6 October 2006...(>>>)
7th Youth and Development University
03.10.06 - Strasbourg,
The 7th Youth and Development University is taking place from 1 to 8 October in Mollina (Spain). The theme of the 2006 event will be ''all different-all equal: participation, human rights and diversity'', the title of the Council of Europe’s Youth Campaign which will run from...(>>>)
Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe
03.10.06 - Strasbourg,
The conference of International non-governmental organizations (INGOs) is taking place from 4 to 6 October during the Parliamentary Assembly session. Discussions will focus on intercultural dialogue and the implication of the Russian legislation on NGOs. A hearing will be held...(>>>)
New Publication
02.10.06 - Tbilisi,
The Information Office in co-operation with the Council of Europe Directorate General II of Human Rights has published in Georgian the booklet of the “European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms”. The present corrcted text of the Convention...(>>>)