Defining the way ahead for European cultural policy: Ministerial conference in Wroclaw, Poland, 9-10 December 2004
30.11.04 - Strasbourg,
Ministers of Culture, Education, Youth and Sport from across Europe will gather at the Ossolineum National Institute in Wroclaw, Poland, on 9 and 10 December to launch the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Council of Europe’s European Cultural Convention.(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General calls for peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine
30.11.04 - Strasbourg,
“Here in Strasbourg we are very worried at the lack of progress in the dialogue between the two sides in this political confrontation”, Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, stressed today.(>>>)
The Council of Europe Publications
30.11.04 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Tbilisi has published in Georgian language the handbook on “Guide to the Implementation of Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights”. This publication covers the following themes:(>>>)
The Council of Europe Publications
29.11.04 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Tbilisi has published in Georgian two volumes of the “Selected Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights”. This Georgian publication is related to the facts, procedural and legal issues of the following judgments:(>>>)
Training seminar for judges and prosecutors on article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights
29.11.04 - Tbilisi,
A two-day training seminar for judges and prosecutors on article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights is held on 29-30 November in Tbilisi. (>>>)
International day against violence towards women: statement from the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe
26.11.04 - Strasbourg,
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, has issued the following statement:(>>>)
Training Seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights
26.11.04 - Tbilisi,
The third Training Seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights is held on 26-29 November 2004 in Tbilisi. The seminar, organised by the Institute of the State and Law of the Academy of Science of Georgia in cooperation with the Council of Europe Information Office in Tbilisi,...(>>>)
PACE President urges Ukrainian authorities and opposition to find a peaceful solution to the current political crisis and to refrain from any provocations
26.11.04 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) President Peter Schieder has strongly urged the Ukrainian authorities and the opposition to find a peaceful solution to the current political crisis and to refrain from any provocative action that could lead to violence.(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General on official visit to Luxembourg
25.11.04 - Strasbourg,
Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, will pay an official visit to Luxembourg on 25 November 2004. (>>>)
PACE President calls for action to deal with the resurgence of acts of racism and xenophobia in Europe
24.11.04 - Strasbourg,
The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) urged his fellow-parliamentarians and European leaders to be on the alert for, and to take action against, the resurgence of racist and xenophobic acts in Europe.(>>>)
Council of Europe statement on the presidential elections in Ukraine
24.11.04 - Warsaw,
The Chairman of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly Peter Schieder and the Secretary General Terry Davis express their deep concern about the irregularities observed during the presidential elections...(>>>)
‘The situation in Belarus blocks the fulfillment of the very mission of the Council of Europe’, says PACE President
24.11.04 - Strasbourg,
The situation in Belarus, as we can see every day, blocks the fulfilment of the very mission of the Council of Europe which was set up in order to ensure greater unity in Europe on the basis of common values, said Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) President Peter...(>>>)
Workshop on the Draft Law of Georgia on Local Budgets
24.11.04 - Tbilisi,
In the framework of the European Commission and the Council of Europe Joint Programme “To Strengthen Democratic Stability in Georgia” the workshop on the draft law of Georgia on local budgets is being held in Tbilisi on 24-25 November 2004 at the Parliament of Georgia.(>>>)
City of Strasbourg commemorates its liberation
22.11.04 - Strasbourg,
Sunday 21 November Secretary General Terry Davis took part in the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Strasbourg. The commemoration ceremony in the Place Kléber was attended by the French Prime Minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, civil and military authorities and former members...(>>>)
PACE committee spells out steps to peaceful settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
22.11.04 - Strasbourg,
A report of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) made public today spells out a series of steps Armenia and Azerbaijan could take to fulfill their commitment to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict peacefully.(>>>)
PACE President calls upon Ukrainian authorities to ensure that the presidential election is in accordance with Council of Europe standards
22.11.04 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) President Peter Schieder today called on the Ukrainian authorities to ensure that the decisive second round of the presidential election on Sunday 21 November is in accordance with Council of Europe standards. (>>>)
Training Seminar on Council of Europe Activities and the European Standards for the Protection of Human Rights
22.11.04 - Batumi,
A training seminar on “Council of Europe Activities and the European Standards for the Protection of Human Rights” was held in Batumi on 20-21 November 2004. The Seminar was organised by the Council of Europe Tbilisi Information Office in cooperation with the Batumi Shota Rustaveli...(>>>)
PACE to observe second round of presidential election in Ukraine
18.11.04 - Strasbourg,
A 20-member delegation of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) will observe the second round of the presidential election to be held in Ukraine on 21 November 2004. (>>>)
PACE Standing Committee to meet in Warsaw
18.11.04 - Strasbourg,
The Standing Committee (*) of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) is to meet in Warsaw on Tuesday 23 November at the invitation of the Polish Parliament. The meeting will be opened by PACE President Peter Schieder and the Speaker of the Sejm Jόzef Oleksy....(>>>)
Multilateral Seminar on Libraries Strategies in the South Caucasus and Training Course on Management of Libraries
18.11.04 - Tbilisi,
The multilateral seminar on libraries strategy in the South Caucasus including a training course on management of libraries is held on 18-20 November in Tbilisi. The seminar is organised by the Ministry of Culture, Monuments Protection and Sports of Georgia in co-operation with...(>>>)
Maud de Boer-Buquicchio: ''Democracy in Europe will thrive if it lives up to its principles''
17.11.04 - Barcelona,
''Over the past decades, there has been pressure on European democracies to become more inclusive, transparent, pluralistic and participatory,'' said the Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General at the opening session of the Barcelona Conference. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio explained...(>>>)
Debate on Book Policy of Georgia
17.11.04 - Tbilisi,
The debate on book policy of Georgia is held on 17 November in Tbilisi. The meeting is organised by the Ministry of Culture, Monuments Protection and Sports of Georgia in co-operation with the Council of Europe Directorate General of Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and...(>>>)
Peter Schieder tells NATO that human rights are vital in the fight against terrorism
16.11.04 - Venice,
Addressing the 50th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, held in Venice on 16 November 2004, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Peter Schieder, emphasised the Council of Europe's role as the guardian of ''democratic security''....(>>>)
Council of Europe project “Making democratic institutions work": Final conference in Barcelona
16.11.04 - Strasbourg,
The results of the Council of Europe’s “Making democratic institutions work” project, which was launched in early 2002, will be presented at a conference at the Centro de Convenciones Internacional in Barcelona (Zona Forum, Rambla Prim, 1-16) from 17-19 November. (>>>)
News from the Office’s Web-Site
16.11.04 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia has published the updated Multimedia file. This Georgian version of the Council of Europe portal’s multimedia will provide the media professionals and the general public with the large photo and video data on CoE activities....(>>>)
2nd Intercultural Forum on ''Core Values for Intercultural Dialogue: Towards a Europe of all Citizens''
15.11.04 - Strasbourg,
Academics, researchers, representatives of cultural and religious communities, experts, politicians, cultural mediators, artists and journalists, NGOs and foundations, will join together in Troina, Sicily, from 14th to 17th November to debate the construction of an intercultural...(>>>)
The press-conference on establishing the National Association of Regional and Local Authorities in Georgia
11.11.04 - Tbilisi,
Please view the joint press-conference of the Steering Group on Association of Local and Regional Authorities in Georgia and the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, held on November 11, 2004 at 17.30 (Hotel Sympatia).(>>>)
Reinforcing the unity of Europe is the first priority of the new Polish Chairmanship of the Council of Europe
11.11.04 - Strasbourg,
“Strengthening the unity of the whole European continent, after the enlargement of the European Union will be one of the major priorities of the Polish Chairmanship”, declared Polish Foreign Minister Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, new Chairman-in-Office of the Organisation’s Committee...(>>>)
Secretary General calls for speedy entry into force of Protocol amending the Human Rights Convention system
11.11.04 - Strasbourg,
“As a result of an ever-growing number of applications to the European Court of Human Rights, the credibility of our human rights protection system is called into question,” stressed today Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis at the ceremony of signing Protocol No....(>>>)
Protocol No. 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights: Signature and ratification ceremony
10.11.04 - Strasbourg,
On the occasion of the handover of the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers from Norway to Poland, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has organised a “Treaty event” for signature and ratification of Protocol No. 14 to the European Convention of Human Rights...(>>>)
Poland takes over the Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers
10.11.04 - Strasbourg,
The Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers will be transferred from Norway to Poland at the meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies of the 46 member states on Wednesday 10 November. (>>>)
Inter-municipal and Transborder Co-operation between Local and Regional Authorities
10.11.04 - Tbilisi,
The 6th workshop on the issue of “inter-municipal and transborder co-operation between local and regional authorities (at national and international levels, notably in the South Caucasus Region)” is held on 10-11 November in Tbilisi. (>>>)
Giovanni Di Stasi says that the Adriatic Euroregion will bring greater democracy, economy and dialogue
09.11.04 - Strasbourg,
''It is here today that citizens from around the Adriatic who have pledged to overcome the boundaries still dividing the sea and the Balkan countries are setting off on a joint effort''. These words were spoken by the President of the Congress of the Council of Europe, Giovanni...(>>>)
Opening of the Council of Europe Section at the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia
09.11.04 - Tbilisi,
Supported by the Council of Europe Information Office in Tbilisi the special section on the Council of Europe was opened at Ilia Chavchavadze National Parliamentary Library of Georgia. Over the 100 publications (brochures, leaflets etc.) on Council’s activities in different fields...(>>>)
Sprint Regional Seminar on GO-NGO Governance in Sport
09.11.04 - Tbilisi,
Regional seminar on "GO-NGO governance in sport" is held on 9-11 November in Tbilisi. The seminar is organised by the Ministry of Culture, Monument Protection and Sports of Georgia and Georgian National Olympic Committee in co-operation with the Council of Europe Directorate...(>>>)
Seminar on Council of Europe history, activities and achievements
08.11.04 - Poti,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia has launched the series of regional seminars within the framework of the awareness raising campaign 2004-2005 on CoE history, activities, main goals and its correlations with Georgia. (>>>)
Conference on European High Education Policies and Reform
08.11.04 - Tbilisi,
Conference on “European high education policies and reform” is held on 8-9 November in Tbilisi at the Technical University. The seminar is organised by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia in co-operation with the Council of Europe Directorate General of Education,...(>>>)
Council of Europe conference on the rights of children with disabilities
05.11.04 - Strasbourg,
Protection and promotion of the rights and dignity of children with disabilities is the focus of a conference organised by the Council of Europe and the Norwegian chairmanship of the Organisation’s Committee of Ministers (Strasbourg, 8 and 9 November).(>>>)
Council of Europe Congress welcomes Georgian Parliament's ratification of European Charter of Local Self-Government
05.11.04 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities has welcomed the Georgian Parliament's ratification of the European Charter of Local Self-Government.(>>>)
Warsaw Summit will increase the importance of local and regional government, says Terry Davis
04.11.04 - Strasbourg,
Addressing the Congress today for the first time since he became Secretary General, Terry Davis spoke of the great importance he attached to its role. People needed to be involved directly in the workings of democracy, he said. Local and regional self-government was best placed...(>>>)
Council of Europe forum on finance, consumption and social cohesion
04.11.04 - Strasbourg,
Ethical and socially responsible finance, fair trade, and responsible and critical consumption are all community-based initiatives aimed at boosting social cohesion which will be discussed by the Council of Europe’s Forum 2004 in Strasbourg on 4 and 5 November. (>>>)
Council of Europe ministers meet in Oslo to discuss how to tackle violence in Europe
01.11.04 - Strasbourg,
Ministers and senior officials from the 46 member states of the Council of Europe are to meet in Oslo to discuss how to tackle the problem of violence in everyday life. The meeting, which will take place from 7 to 9 November 2004, marks the culmination of three years’ work within...(>>>)