Council of Europe Secretary General reacts to the arrest of Belarusian opposition leader
28.04.06 - Strasbourg,
“In recent days the Belarusian authorities have repeatedly detained and interrogated Alexander Milinkevich. I hope that they will use this opportunity to listen carefully to what he has to say to them” said Terry Davis in reaction to the arrest of the Belarusian opposition politician....(>>>)
Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Chernobyl
26.04.06 - Strasbourg,
“The Chernobyl disaster was the result of flawed design and flawed decisions. It is an example of how technology can go terribly wrong, but it is also a story of exceptional bravery and sacrifice” said Terry Davis on the 20th anniversary of the explosion in the Chernobyl Nuclear...(>>>)
Visit of the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) to Georgia
26.04.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe delegation of the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), composed of independent experts and the representative of ECRI secretariat, has hold the fact-finding visit to Georgia on 17-20 April 2006. The aim of the mission was the collection...(>>>)
European Conference of the Schools of Political Studies: “Good Governance and Political Pluralism”
26.04.06 - Strasbourg,
“Good Governance and Political Pluralism” will be the main theme of the conference organised by the Bucharest School of Political Studies and the "Ovidiu Sincai" Institute Foundation, in the framework of the Romanian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of...(>>>)
National Workshop on the Decentralisation Strategy of Georgia
25.04.06 - Tbilisi,
The national workshop on the decentralisation strategy of Georgia with Specific Focus on the Amendments to the Organic Law on Local Self-Government, the Draft Law on Administrative Supervision over the Activities of Local Self-Government Bodies and the Implementation of the Law...(>>>)
Teaching Remembrance through cultural heritage: education ministers seminar
25.04.06 - Strasbourg,
Opening the Education Ministers seminar, Czech Education Minister Petra Busková underlined that young generations who are less familiar with the past are subject to “manipulation and distortion” of the historical truth. It was vitally important to educate young people and show...(>>>)
History teaching in schools: Council of Europe encourages new approaches in conflict teaching
25.04.06 - Strasbourg,
A seminar aimed at identifying new approaches in teaching about conflicts in school history will take place on 25 and 26 April in Moscow, within the framework of the joint programme of co-operation between the Council of Europe and the European Commission. (>>>)
Citizenship through Education: Conference “Learning and living democracy: the way ahead”
25.04.06 - Strasbourg,
A three-year action plan on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights will be launched at a conference taking place in Sinaia (Romania) on 27 and 28 April. The Evaluation Conference on the 2005 European Year of Citizenship through Education has been organised as part...(>>>)
Fact-finding mission of PACE Rapporteur on the situation of women in the South Caucasus
18.04.06 - Tbilisi,
Following the parliamentary Seminar and the hearing the Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men had in Tbilisi on the situation of women in the South Caucasus on 13-14 October 2005, the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s fact-finding mission of the Rapporteur...(>>>)
PACE encourages conflict settlement in southern Caucasus to enable returns
18.04.06 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly encouraged Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia to continue their efforts to achieve peaceful and permanent settlements of the different conflicts in the region in order to enable voluntary returns of refugees and displaced persons. The...(>>>)
Teaching remembrance through cultural heritage – Council of Europe education ministers seminar in Prague and Terezin
18.04.06 - Strasbourg,
A seminar on “Teaching Remembrance through cultural heritage” will take place in the Czech cities of Prague and Terezin on 24 and 25 April, as part of the Council of Europe’s ongoing campaign to find new ways of making sure that schoolchildren across the continent understand...(>>>)
Commission against Racism and Intolerance: Round Table in Spain
14.04.06 - Strasbourg,
In the framework of its Programme of Action on Relations with Civil Society, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) is holding its next national Round Table on 19 April in Spain. This event will focus on: ECRI’s report on Spain, minority groups as victims...(>>>)
2006 World Cup: PACE asks FIFA to join the fight against trafficking in women
13.04.06 - Strasbourg,
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) today expressed its concern that between 30 000 and 60 000 women might be the object of trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation at the forthcoming Football World Cup in Germany and asked FIFA to firmly condemn...(>>>)
Prime Minister Juncker proposes that EU becomes a member of the Council of Europe by 2010
12.04.06 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly President René van der Linden has warmly welcomed the series of proposals made today by Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker for strengthening the partnership between the two European organisations – including a proposal that...(>>>)
Thomas Hammarberg before the Parliamentary Assembly: The Commissioner for Human Rights should be a voice of conscience
11.04.06 - Strasbourg,
In his statement to the Parliamentary Assembly, Thomas Hammarberg stressed that the Commissioner should now focus on implementing the standards of the Council of Europe while acknowledging that ''building a human rights society is not a quick fix''. Referring to the need to protect...(>>>)
Training Seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights for the NGOs, young lawyers, public officials and lecturers of high educational institutions
11.04.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia is organising the second Training Seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) for the representatives of NGOs, young lawyers, public officials and lecturers of high educational institutions. (>>>)
Council of Europe launches process for a “White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue”
11.04.06 - Strasbourg,
“Diversity is the stuff of life. Diversity is something to enjoy and celebrate. It makes life much more interesting and this enjoinment facilitates mutual respect”, said Terry Davis, Secretary General on the occasion of the launch of a process to prepare a Council of Europe White...(>>>)
PACE Spring session focuses on relations between the Council of Europe and the European Union
10.04.06 - Strasbourg,
Relations between the Council of Europe and the European Union will be a major theme of the Spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which takes place in Strasbourg from 10 to 13 April 2006. The Assembly will be addressed on Tuesday by:(>>>)
Council of Europe adopts Disability Action Plan 2006-2015
10.04.06 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Ministers has just adopted a recommendation addressed to all 46 member states on the Council of Europe's "Action Plan to promote the rights and full participation in society of people with disabilities: improving the quality of life of people with disabilities...(>>>)
A Europe for and with children – the Council of Europe launches a three year programme
04.04.06 - Strasbourg
The Council of Europe is to launch a three year programme – “Building a Europe for and with children” during a conference on 4 and 5 April in Monaco (Grimaldi Forum).(>>>)
Seminar on the “ Fight Against Organised Crime Based on European Standards”
04.04.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Directorate General I of Legal Affairs and the Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia in co-operation with the Georgian Ministry of Interiour and the Police Academy, in the framework of Co-operation Programme to Strengthen the Rule of Law in Georgia,...(>>>)
Toward a Black Sea Euroregion
03.04.06 - Strasbourg,
An international conference on ''inter-regional cooperation in the Black Sea basin" was held on 30 March 2006, in Constanta (Romania), by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the country currently...(>>>)