Council of Europe Secretary General reacts to the result of the French referendum
30.05.05 - Strasbourg,
In reaction to the result of the French referendum, Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, made today the following statement: “The Council of Europe is not affected by the French vote against the European Union Constitution because the Council of Europe and...(>>>)
Council of Europe Congress holds its plenary session
27.05.05 - Strasbourg,
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will hold its plenary session in Strasbourg from 31 May to 2 June (Palais de l’Europe). Congress members from 46 European countries will discuss the situation of local democracy in Russia, Georgia, “the...(>>>)
Training Seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights
27.05.05 - Telavi,
The training seminar dedicated to the European Convention on Human Rights is being held in Telavi (Kakheti region, Eastern Georgia) on 28-29 May 2005. The event is organised by the Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia in co-operation with the Georgian Young Lawyers...(>>>)
Conference of Prosecutors General in Budapest
27.05.05 - Strasbourg,
Prosecutors General from the Council of Europe’s 46 member states are meeting in Budapest from 29 to 31 May. (>>>)
Council of Europe: Portugal presents its priorities
25.05.05 - Strasbourg,
Fernando Neves, Portugal’s Secretary of State for European Affairs, today presented in Strasbourg the programme of the Portuguese chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. He underlined his country’s responsibility for the implementation of decisions taken at the Warsaw Summit,...(>>>)
Terry Davis inaugurates new premises of the Strasbourg International School
25.05.05 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis inaugurated the new premises of the Strasbourg International School at 1 rue de Metzeral. (>>>)
National Workshop on the Administrative and Territorial Reform of Georgia
24.05.05 - Tbilisi,
The national workshop on the administrative and territorial reform of Georgia is being held in Tbilisi on 24-25 May 2005.(>>>)
One, two, three… fourth Palme d’Or for Eurimages!
24.05.05 - Strasbourg,
“L’Enfant”, a Franco-Belgian co-production by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, supported by the Council of Europe’s European cinema support fund Eurimages, was awarded the Palme d’Or at the closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. (*) (>>>)
Terry Davis at the Multimedia Exhibition: ''Heritage serves to look forward, not back''
23.05.05 - Strasbourg,
''This exhibition re-kindles the pride of the people of this region in their history and their contribution to the values and ideals of Europe and the world'' said Terry Davis in Varna, at the Multimedia Exhibition held on the occasion of the Forum on Cultural Corridors of South...(>>>)
Training Seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights
23.05.05 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia is organising the third 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. (>>>)
Youth Policy Orientation Seminar
23.05.05 - Bakuriani,
The seminar on the “youth policy orientation” is held on 21-25 May in Bakuriani. The seminar is organised by the State Department of Youth Affairs (the Ministry of Culture, Monuments Protection and Sports of Georgia) and the National Council of Youth Organisations of Georgia...(>>>)
Secretary General at Cultural Corridors Forum
20.05.05 - Strasbourg,
“Acceptance of a common past is the basis for building a common future,” said Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe today. Terry Davis was speaking at a Heads of State Forum on Cultural Corridors of South East Europe, organised at the initiative of Bulgarian...(>>>)
Terry Davis at the Regional Forum ''Cultural Corridors in South East Europe''
19.05.05 - Strasbourg,
The Secretary General will participate in this Forum in Varna, Bulgaria on 20-21 May, where the Heads of State of several countries of South East Europe, accompanied by their Ministers of Culture, will define a future Action Plan to trace, conserve, promote and sustainably use...(>>>)
Ministerial conference of the Bologna Process
19.05.05 - Strasbourg,
Ministers responsible for higher education in 40 European countries will meet in Bergen 19-20 May. They will consider applications from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine to join the Bologna Process, which aims to establish a European Higher Education Area (EHEA)...(>>>)
Warsaw Summit : Jean-Claude Juncker tasked with report on Council of Europe - EU relations
18.05.05 - Strasbourg,
''We instruct our colleague Jean-Claude Juncker to draw up in a personal capacity a report on relations between the Council of Europe and the European Union on the basis of the decisions taken at the Summit and having regard to the importance of the human dimension of European...(>>>)
Training course on Organisational Aspects of Organ Transplantation
18.05.05 - Tbilisi,
The training course on Organisational aspects of organ transplantation and the regional co-operation is this field is held in Tbilisi at the hotel Victoria on 18-20 May 2005. The seminar is organised by the Council of Europe Directorate General III of Social Cohesion, Georgian...(>>>)
Portugal’s turn to chair the Committee of Ministers
17.05.05 - Strasbourg,
Portugal took over today the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers for the next six months. Adressing the Heads of State and Government in Warsaw, Diogo Freitas do Amaral, Portuguese Minister for Foreign Affairs, stated ''Our first priority will be the reinforcement of those...(>>>)
Conclusions of the Polish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers presented at Warsaw Summit
17.05.05 - Strasbourg,
At the end of the Summit of Heads of State and Government in Warsaw today, Adam Daniel Rotfeld, outgoing President of the Committee of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs, has presented the conclusions of the Chairmanship. ''The main priority of our Presidency was the...(>>>)
Meeting of the Executive Board of National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia - Tbilisi, 17-18 May 2005
17.05.05 - Tbilisi,
The 4th Meeting of the Executive Board of the newly established National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia is held on 17-18 May in Tbilisi. The National Association was officially created on 17 December 2004 in Tbilisi on the occasion of a constituent National Forum....(>>>)
Three major conventions by the Council of Europe opened for signature
17.05.05 - Strasbourg,
Three major Council of Europe conventions concerning the fight against terrorism and trafficking in human beings have been opened today for signature by member states at the Summit of Heads of State and Government taking place in Warsaw (16 and 17 May). The conventions, adopted...(>>>)
Second day of the Warsaw Summit
17.05.05 - Strasbourg,
The third session of the Summit of Heads of State and Government opens at 9.30 am today Tuesday 17 May on the theme: ''European Architecture''. It will be aimed at determining the means to ensure better co-operation and greater complementarity between the Council of Europe and...(>>>)
Council of Europe – OSCE: joint statement to enhance co-operation
17.05.05 - Strasbourg,
Adam Daniel Rotfeld, the Council of Europe Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and Dimitrij Rupel, Chairman-in-Office of the OSCE adopted a joint statement on Tuesday 17 May in Warsaw, on the occasion of the Summit of Heads of State and Government. Recognizing the need to...(>>>)
Giovanni Di Stasi: ''There can be no democracy without local democracy''
17.05.05 - Strasbourg,
President of the Congress of local and regional authorities represented ''some 200,000 municipalities, regions, counties and communities'' in front of the Heads of State and Government, meeting in Warsaw today. Recalling that ''our democracies are plainly undergoing a crisis...(>>>)
The Summit of Heads of State and Government is opening today
16.05.05 - Strasbourg,
On Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 May, the Heads of State and Government of the 46 Council of Europe member states are meeting in Warsaw. The Summit will define the Organization’s role within the new European environment. Organised at the invitation of the Polish government, which...(>>>)
Luzius Wildhaber: ''The European Court of Human Rights is more than just another European institution; it is a symbol''
16.05.05 - Strasbourg,
''The Court has played and continues to play a vital role as the final guardian of fundamental rights” said Luzius Wildhaber, President of the European Court of Human Rights, on the occasion of the Warsaw Summit. He called for the speedy ratification of Protocol No.14 by the...(>>>)
Polish President opens Warsaw Summit
16.05.05 - Strasbourg,
Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of the Republic of Poland, welcomed the Heads of State and Government at the opening of the Warsaw Summit, on 16 May. ''Europe has heritage, Europe has identity, Europe has people whom we can be proud of. The Council of Europe must go (>>>)
René van der Linden: ''Our values are not just declaratory''
16.05.05 - Strasbourg,
''The Council of Europe is the European house for all European nations, hopefully also soon for Belarus,'' Parliamentary Assembly President René van der Linden declared this morning at the opening of the Warsaw Summit. ''We will not find any better instrument to strengthen the...(>>>)
Terry Davis: The role of the Council of Europe is to strengthen the democratic process
16.05.05 - Strasbourg,
Speaking at the opening of the Summit today, the Secretary General declared that the challenge facing the Heads of State and Government was to answer the question: what is the purpose of the Council of Europe? ''I believe that the Council is the future. The Europe of the future...(>>>)
Final Declaration: Young people as key actors in the European construction
16.05.05 - Strasbourg,
The participants in the Youth Summit, gathered in Warsaw on 15 and 16 May, called for recognition of ''the crucial role of the Council of Europe in the European architecture and for support for the role of young people and youth organisations as key actors in European construction''....(>>>)
PACE President: Third Summit should fully exploit the Council of Europe’s unique position
16.05.05 - Strasbourg,
Speaking on the eve of the Third Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Council of Europe, to take place in Warsaw on 16 and 17 May, Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) President René van der Linden stressed that the Council’s unique position as the only pan-European Organisation...(>>>)
Terry Davis: ''One of the tasks facing the Council of Europe is to promote and support education for democratic citizenship''
16.05.05 - Strasbourg,
''Active participation is the key to a healthy democracy and to empowerment for the people whatever their age. It seems natural today that young people from all Europe are meeting under one roof, professing the same fundamental values and sharing the same aspirations,'' stated...(>>>)
Warsaw Summit to determine the future political role of the Council of Europe
13.05.05 - Strasbourg,
For the first time in history, the Heads of State and Government of 46 European democracies – member states of the Council of Europe - will meet in the Royal Castle of Warsaw on 16 and 17 May for the Summit of European Unity, to reaffirm the core values on which Europe is built,...(>>>)
The Council of Europe Art Exhibition in Georgia
13.05.05 - Tbilisi,
On the occasion of the first Georgian presentation of posters created during the 50 years of the Council of Europe Art Exhibitions, the Information Office has the honor to invite you to the Tbilisi Museum of History (Karvasla / 8 Sioni Str.) (13 May 2005 at 18.00) for the exposition...(>>>)
Warsaw : Terry Davis to open the INGOs meeting
13.05.05 - Strasbourg,
The Secretary General will open the extraordinary meeting of the Liaison Committee of INGOs will be held in Warsaw University on Saturday 14 May, as a fringe event of the Summit of Heads of State and Government. The objective of the meeting is to identify means of collective...(>>>)
Lech Walesa special guest at Youth Summit devoted to diversity, political participation and intercultural dialogue
13.05.05 - Strasbourg ,
Nobel Prize-winner and former Polish President Lech Walesa will be the special guest, on 16 May, at the Youth Summit organised by the Council of Europe, the Polish Education and Sports Ministry and the European Youth Forum on 16 May.(>>>)
Updates in the 3rd Summit’s web-site
12.05.05 - Tbilisi,
In accordance with the recent changes at the Council of Europe 3rd Summit’s web-site the Information Office has also renewed its Georgian version. Now, the journalists and general public will have an opportunity to view the live broadcast of the Summit through the Internet....(>>>)
Forced Return of Illegal residents - Council of Europe adopts guidelines
11.05.05 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Ministers of the 46 nation Council of Europe has adopted a 20-point set of guidelines to be used by as many national authorities responsible for foreigner return as possible. (>>>)
Flooding in Georgia – The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers expresses its solidarity
11.05.05 - Strasbourg,
The Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Poland, has expressed his great concern at the heavy flooding in the western, eastern and southern parts of Georgia. Voicing his solidarity with the populations...(>>>)
New information kits available for the Council of Europe Warsaw Summit
11.05.05 - Strasbourg,
A CD-Rom in English, French and Polish is available, containing background information, texts, links to relevant websites, interviews, photos and video images for the Council of Europe Summit of Heads of State and Government (Warsaw, 16 and 17 May). It is compatible with both...(>>>)
Local elections in Palestine : a citizen commitment in line with the democratic challenge
09.05.05 - Ramallah,
“A strong commitment, especially of women, young people and the elderly, and in general a good implementation of the election regulations: these are the two main conclusions that we can draw” declared Jean-Claude Frécon, Head of the observation mission of the Congress of local...(>>>)
Three major conventions adopted by the Council of Europe
05.05.05 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers today adopted three major conventions concerning the fights against terrorism and trafficking in human beings. These three treaties will be opened for signature by Council of Europe member states at the Summit of Heads of State and...(>>>)
“The lessons of war will never be learnt unless we repeat them day by day,” says Terry Davis
05.05.05 - Strasbourg,
“According to historians, the Second World War in Europe ended sixty years ago, but in one sense it has not yet ended because we still need to put all our energy and effort into upholding peace and democracy day by day,” Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe,...(>>>)
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT- Post of Administrative Assistant of the Council of Europe Information Office in Tbilisi
05.05.05 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe is calling for candidates for the post of Administrative Assistant in its Information Office (IOCE) in Tbilisi. The Information Office disseminates information on the Council of Europe, its activities and standards. The administrative assistant will perform...(>>>)
“We cannot wait for more victims of terrorism and human trafficking,” says Terry Davis
04.05.05 - Strasbourg,
“With these three new conventions, we are better armed to fight the evils of human trafficking and terrorism across Europe,” Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, said today welcoming the Committee of Ministers’ decision to adopt new conventions dealing with...(>>>)
Expert Meeting on the Development of Lawyers’ Ethics and Aspects of Functioning of the Bar Association
04.05.05 - Tbilisi,
4-5 May 2005 - The meeting on “the development of Lawyers’ Ethics and aspects of functioning of the Bar Association” is held at the Hotel Tbilisi Marriot on 4-5 May.(>>>)
Diversity campaign and declaration on “Young Europe” to top agenda of Youth Summit
03.05.05 - Strasbourg,
A Youth Summit, organised jointly by the Council of Europe, the Polish Education and Sport Ministry and the European Youth Forum, is to take place on Sunday 15 and Monday 16 May in Warsaw, alongside the Council’s Summit of Heads of State and Government.(>>>)
“Any attack on media freedom is an attack on democracy,” says Terry Davis on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day
03.05.05 - Strasbourg,
“Media freedom is one of the main pillars of a democratic state, and any attack on this freedom it is an attack on democracy itself,” Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, said today on the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, 3 May.(>>>)