The Council of Europe and European Prison Reform
29.10.09 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Directorate of Communication has published - ‚ÄėThe Council of Europe and European Prison Reform‚Äô, a new title in the ‚ÄėDiscover the Council of Europe‚Äô series. (>>>)
26 October ‚Äď 1 November, 2009
28.10.09 -
Parliamentary hearing on media freedom, protection of journalists‚Äô sources 26 October,  Luxembourg - Ways to protect journalists from electronic eavesdropping and government searches, the protection of sources and the growing number of threats facing investigative reporters...
Council of Europe ‚Äď European Union high-level meeting in Luxembourg
28.10.09 - Strasbourg,
Samuel ŇĹbogar (Chairman of the Committee of Ministers) will attend, together with newly elected Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbj√łrn Jagland, a Quadripartite meeting (high-level co-ordination meeting), between the Council of Europe and the European Union. Following...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbj√łrn Jagland meets Luxembourg Prime Minister, Jean-Claude Juncker
28.10.09 - Strasbourg,
Newly elected Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbj√łrn Jagland will meet tomorrow Luxembourg Prime Minister, Jean-Claude Juncker (15h30) and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean Asselborn (16h15). He will also attend a meeting with the Luxembourg...(>>>)
1068th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies (20 and 21 october 2009)
23.10.09 - Strasbourg,
The Deputies adopted a Declaration by the Committee of Ministers on the Code of Good Practice for Civil Participation in the Decision-Making Process. Thereby, the Committee of Ministers gave its support to the Code of good practice adopted by the INGOs Conference at its autumn...(>>>)
Parliamentary hearing on media freedom, protection of journalists’ sources
23.10.09 - Strasbourg,
Ways to protect journalists from electronic eavesdropping and government searches, the protection of sources and the growing number of threats facing investigative reporters across Europe are among topics to be discussed at a parliamentary hearing on media freedom in Luxembourg...(>>>)
Support to Local and Regional Democracy in the South Caucasus (Networking and cooperation: local authorities associations of South Caucasus)
21.10.09 - Brussels,
The Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA) and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe are co-organising a conference of Local Authorities Associations of the South Caucasus on 29-30 October 2009 in Kutaisi, Georgia. (>>>)
20 years of combating torture in Europe
21.10.09 - Strasbourg,
In its 19th General Report, published on 20 October, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) takes stock of what has been achieved over the last two decades and reflects on the challenges that lie ahead. It has conducted some 270 visits in 47 European States...(>>>)
Strasbourg dialogues - Childhood and violence: prevention, protection, participation
21.10.09 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe and the City of Strasbourg are to hold their third "Strasbourg dialogue", on the subject of "Childhood and violence: prevention, protection, participation". The event will benefit from the presence of Mrs Marta Santos Pais, United Nations Special Representative...(>>>)
Prix Europa 2009 and Radio Day of European Cultures
21.10.09 - Strasbourg,
From 17 to 24 October, Berlin is playing host to the 23rd Prix Europa festival, at which awards will be presented to the best European productions from television, radio and new media. (>>>)
Thorbj√łrn Jagland to meet President Barroso
19.10.09 - Strasbourg,
The first official mission of the Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland will be to Brussels for a meeting with the President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Durao Barroso on 19 October. The discussions will include a review of the cooperation between the two institutions...(>>>)
Council of Europe further supports prosecutors’ network in South Eastern Europe to strengthen co-operation against serious crime
15.10.09 - Strasbourg,
The 3rd meeting of the joint project steering committee aims at reviewing the implementation of the project in 2009, updating the work plan and initiating the process of amending the Memorandum of Understanding for Prosecutors' Network in South Eastern Europe. One of the objectives...(>>>)
2009 Forum for the Future of Democracy in Kyiv on ‚ÄúElectoral systems: strenghtening democracy in the 21st century‚ÄĚ
15.10.09 - Kyiv,
How to increase the legitimacy of elections, reinforce public confidence and participation? How can electoral systems respond to new societal changes such as globalisation and the growing use of new technologies? What are the responsibilities of political parties in electoral...(>>>)
Living, Learning, Acting for Human Rights - Forum on Human Rights Education with and for Young People
15.10.09 - Strasbourg,
Human Rights cannot be protected by legal measures alone ‚Äď the Forum on Human Rights Education is the main youth event to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Council of Europe and brings together decision-makers, young people and practitioners in human rights education. (>>>)
European Day of Civil Justice
15.10.09 - Strasbourg,
The European Day for Civil Justice is celebrated around the 25 October 2009. It aims to promote the work of the European Commission and of the Council of Europe in the field of civil justice, through simulation of procedures and information sessions. Open to european citizens,...(>>>)
Protection of national minorities: Council of Europe publishes first report on Georgia
12.10.09 - Strasbourg,
The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) today published its first Opinion on Georgia, together with the Government¬īs comments. The committee adopted this Opinion (which does not cover Abkhazia and South Ossetia) following...(>>>)
10 October - European Day against the Death Penalty
09.10.09 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided on 26 September 2007, to declare a ''European Day against the Death Penalty,'' which is held annually on 10 October. The Council of Europe has been a pioneer in the abolition process which has made Europe a de facto...(>>>)
Contest - ‚ÄúEurope is More than You Think‚ÄĚ
08.10.09 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe information Office in Georgia and the Youth Association ‚ÄúDroni‚ÄĚ are organising a joint youth contest about the Council of Europe under the title - ‚ÄúEurope is more than you think‚ÄĚ.(>>>)
EUROPE'S FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION - Drago KOS, President of the Council of Europe¬īs Group of States against Corruption ‚Äď GRECO
05.10.09 -
It is common knowledge that corruption is one of the most dangerous factors jeopardizing the rule of law, the economy and democratic development throughout the international community today. The reason is rather straightforward: corruption attacks systems from within and is often...(>>>)
European Court of Human Rights: Protocol 14bis enters into force
01.10.09 - Strasbourg,
Protocol No. 14bis to the European Convention on Human Rights, which aims to improve the capacity of the European Court of Human Rights to process the increasing number of applications before it, enters into force on 1 October. The protocol, which includes two specific procedures...(>>>)