All Different, All Equal Campaign launches message of diversity, human rights and participation
30.06.06 - Strasbourg,
''Diversity may be messy and noisy, but it carries with it the seed of life''. These were the words that launched the All Different, All Equal campaign, spoken by Secretary General Terry Davis to a backdrop of drumming, music and enthusiasm from over a hundred young people in...(>>>)
Competition for pilot projects in the field of Education for Sustainable Development
30.06.06 -
In the framework of its involvement in the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD), the Council of Europe invites public institutions, local/regional authorities, NGOs, youth organisation and non-profit organisations to participate in a competition by submitting...(>>>)
Religious sensibility should not restrict freedom of expression, according to PACE
29.06.06 - Strasbourg,
“Freedom of expression should not be further restricted to meet the increasing sensitivities of certain religious groups”. This was the position taken this morning by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) at the end of a debate on freedom of expression and...(>>>)
Information Office has published the new edition of its annual Handbook
24.06.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia has published an updated edition of its annual Handbook. This new publication consists of different topics on Council’s activities and running programmes. The main accent is drawn on co-relations between the organisation and...(>>>)
Training Seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights
22.06.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia is organising the fifth 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. (>>>)
PACE summer session highlights: alleged secret detentions, freedom of expression and respect for religious beliefs
22.06.06 - Strasbourg,
Debates on alleged secret detentions and unlawful inter-state transfers in Europe, as well as on the balance between freedom of expression and respect for religious beliefs – with the participation of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – are among highlights of...(>>>)
Forum discusses democratic culture in Higher Education
22.06.06 - Strasbourg,
Democratic culture is the theme of the next Higher Education Forum at the Council of Europe (22 and 23 June 2006, Palais de l’Europe, Room 1). International higher education experts from Europe and North America as well as from other parts of the world will be present at the...(>>>)
Green light for the Campaign against domestic violence
22.06.06 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Ministers approved today the blueprint for the Council of Europe’s Campaign to combat violence against women, including domestic violence. A high-level conference to launch the campaign will be organised in November 2006 (>>>)
Seminar: ''A Broader View of Europe - Convergence of Citizenship and Culture''
22.06.06 - Strasbourg,
''Fondation de France'' is organising a seminar on 22 - 23 June in Strasbourg (Palais de l’Europe) to take stock of the three-year programme ''A Broader View of Europe''. This programme aims to raise awareness of the benefits of enlargement and the issues of European citizenship...(>>>)
Diversity of expression: European Media Meeting at the Council of Europe
22.06.06 - Strasbourg,
How do editors of ethnic and mass media determine their editorial priorities? This question is the focus of the Second Mediam´Rad European Media Meetings being held at the Council of Europe on 22-23 June. Eighty journalists and media professionals from eight European countries...(>>>)
Continuation by the Republic of Serbia of membership of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro in the Council of Europe: Declaration by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
22.06.06 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe noted that, following the declaration of independence of the Republic of Montenegro on 3 June 2006, and in accordance with Article 60 of the Constitutional Charter of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, the Republic of...(>>>)
Declaration on the fight against trafficking: Signature online
21.06.06 - Strasbourg,
The Declaration on the fight against trafficking in human beings was presented and opened for signature, on 31 May 2006, during the Congress session. On this occasion, local elected representatives from 17 municipalities signed the Declaration and committed themselves to mounting...(>>>)
Council of Europe Secretary General on the launch of the UN Human Rights Council
21.06.06 - Strasbourg,
“The new UN Human Rights Council is bad news for the badly behaved. As of Monday, the world will have a new global agency to defend universal values”, said Terry Davis, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe referring to the launch of the new UN body in Geneva. “The Human...(>>>)
Meeting on the first State Report of Georgia under the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
14.06.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Directorate General II of Human Rights along with the Special Representative of CoE Secretary General in Georgia and the CoE Information Office, in co-operation with the European Centre of Minority Issues and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia are...(>>>)
Future cooperation with Montenegro, participation of women in elections, Venice Commission meets in plenary
12.06.06 - Strasbourg,
Future cooperation with Montenegro, restitution of property to the victims of Georgian-Ossetian conflict, and the participation of women in elections are on the agenda of the Council of Europe Venice Commission’s 67th plenary session (9-10 June, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni...(>>>)
Training of trainers - course on initial and continuous training according to the new Law on the High School of Justice of Georgia
08.06.06 - Tbilisi,
The Training of trainers - course on initial and continuous training according to the new Law on the High School of Justice of Georgia is held in Tbilisi on 8-9 June 2006. The event, which is organised by the Council of Europe Directorate General I of Legal Affairs, in co-operation...(>>>)
Visit of PACE Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population
05.06.06 - Tbilisi,
On 6-7 June 2006 the Parliament of Georgia will be hosting the visit of Mr. Leo Platvoet (Netherlands, UEL) representing the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly. During the visit, which concentrates of issues of Missing...(>>>)
PACE President welcomes forthcoming Finnish EU Presidency’s intention to make improving relations with Russia a priority
05.06.06 - Strasbourg,
“I welcome the intention of the forthcoming Finnish Presidency of the European Union to make improving EU-Russia relations a priority,” said René van der Linden, the President of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), following a meeting with Finnish President...(>>>)
Training Seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights
05.06.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia is organising the fourth 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. (>>>)
Local elected representatives sign Declaration to fight human trafficking
02.06.06 - Strasbourg,
On the second day of the Congress session, local elected representatives from 19 municipalities signed today, in the presence of Council of Europe Secretary General Terry Davis and Congress President Halvdan Skard, the Declaration on the fight against trafficking in human beings....(>>>)
Updated Web-Site of the Information Office
01.06.06 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia has entirely updated its web-site, aiming at modernisation of all operational systems and enhancing the documental data. All changes and corrections made in the course of renewal were based on present requirements and those...(>>>)
Congress session: Terry Davis asks for support of local communities in the fight against intolerance
01.06.06 - Strasbourg,
''When people complain that others have profited at their expense, we cannot simply tell them that they are wrong, or that they are asking the wrong questions. There are no wrong questions, only wrong answers. If we do not provide the right answers, populist and extremists will...(>>>)