Seminar seeks effective data collection to aid fight against domestic violence
27.06.07 - Strasbourg,
Lack of effective Europe-wide data collection on domestic violence against women is impeding attempts to combat the problem, according to the 47 nation Council of Europe. The Strasbourg-based human rights organisation is bringing together European experts to focus on this issue...(>>>)
Domestic Violence Television Spot available for broadcast
27.06.07 - Strasbourg,
A Council of Europe campaign against domestic violence is reaching out to the European public with the launch of a hard-hitting TV spot. The spot – showing a woman facing the perils of urban crime only to come home to a violent husband – has been produced as a means of showing...(>>>)
Do not play into the hands of terrorists - Statement by Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the occasion of the International day in support of the victims of torture
26.06.07 - Strasbourg,
Today is the International day in support of the victims of torture. If member states of the Council of Europe wish to mark this occasion with meaningful action, they do not need to look very far. The work done by Senator Marty for the Parliamentary Assembly and my own inquiry...(>>>)
OECD World Forum in Istanbul on the Progress of Societies: Council of Europe presents its “chain model” for progress
26.06.07 - Strasbourg,
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is hosting a major international forum in Istanbul from 27-30 June which will bring together more than 900 leading government, NGO and private sector representatives to examine how progress is measured and fostered:...(>>>)
Launching conference on intercultural dialogue through education
26.06.07 - Tbilisi,
On 28-29 June 2007, a Launching Conference on “Intercultural Dialogue Through Education” is to be held in Tbilisi. The Conference is being organised by the Council of Europe in co-operation with the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Georgia within a Joint Programme of Co-operation...(>>>)
The Council of Europe suggests legal solutions to debt problems
25.06.07 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has adopted a Recommendation on legal solutions to debt problems. To address the increasingly widespread problem of over-indebtedness, and in the absence of any international legal instrument in this area, the text could form a sound...(>>>)
Training Seminar on the European Convention on Human Rights for the NGOs, young lawyers, public officials and lecturers of high educational institutions
21.06.07 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia and the Council of Europe Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs are organising a series of Training Seminars on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) for the representatives of NGOs, young lawyers, public...(>>>)
Human Trafficking for Sexual and Labor Exploitation - Training for Members of Parliament and Local Self Government
21.06.07 - Tbilisi,
A two days training for the members of parliament and local self government on the issues of human trafficking for sexual and labor exploitation will be held in Kutaisi (Imereti region) on 28-29 June 2007. The event, which is running under the Council of Europe Global Campaign...(>>>)
1000th meeting of the Council of Europe Ministers’ Deputies in Belgrade on 22 June
21.06.07 - Strasbourg,
The Ministers’ Deputies of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe – the organisation’s executive organ – will hold their 1000th meeting in Belgrade on 22 June in the Serbian Palace Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 2. The meeting will start at 10am with speeches from Vuk Jeremic,...(>>>)
Non-enforcement of domestic court decisions in Council of Europe member states - Round Table at the Council of Europe: General measures to comply with European Court of Human Rights judgments
20.06.07 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe is organising on 21 and 22 June in Strasbourg a Round Table entitled “Non-enforcement of domestic court decisions in member states: general measures to comply with European Court judgments”.(>>>)
Intercultural Dialogue: Issues and perspectives for the Council of Europe
20.06.07 - Lisbon,
Helping to draw up recommendations for the Council of Europe’s White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue is the main objective of the Colloquy on « Promoting intercultural dialogue: issues and perspectives of the Council of Europe”, organised from 23 to 24 June in Lisbon by the Directorate...(>>>)
PACE summer session 2007: intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, alleged secret detentions
20.06.07 - Strasbourg,
Debates on intercultural and inter-religious dialogue (Tuesday 26 June), and on secret detentions in Europe (Wednesday 27), based on the latest report by Dick Marty (Switzerland, ALDE), are among the highlights of the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council...(>>>)
MONEYVAL publishes its 3rd Round Evaluation Report on Georgia
19.06.07 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures (MONEYVAL Committee) has published the Third Round Evaluation report on Georgia. This report analyses the implementation of international and European standards to combat money laundering...(>>>)
Intercultural Learning and Social Inclusion
15.06.07 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia and the Non Formal Education Centre “Sunny House” are organising the training course on intercultural learning and social inclusion for young people of different nationalities who work on intercultural learning issues or are...(>>>)
Forum for the Future of Democracy: the Interdependance of Democracy and Human Rights in Europe
14.06.07 - Strasbourg,
Four hundred participants from all over Europe and from many sectors of the European societies are taking part in the third Forum for the Future of Democracy, organised in Stockholm and Sigtuna in Sweden from 13-15 June, in cooperation with the Swedish Government, the Swedish...(>>>)
New Web-Publication
13.06.07 - Tbilisi,
The Information Office has published on its web-site the two specialised Georgian web-pages (right column) dedicated to the Council of Europe Campaigns against the Trafficking in Human Beings and Violence against Women, that are running in all 47 member states of the organisation....(>>>)
Fighting racism in Georgia
10.06.07 - Strasbourg,
As part 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 12 June in Tbilisi, Georgia. The main themes of this Round Table are the commission’s second report on...(>>>)
Misuse of the Internet for the Recruitment of Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings - Seminar in Strasbourg, 7-8 June 2007
05.06.07 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe is organising a Seminar on the Misuse of the Internet for the Recruitment of Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings, in Strasbourg on 7-8 June (Palais de l'Europe, Room 3). Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, will...(>>>)
A new weapon in the fight against terrorism
04.06.07 - Strasbourg,
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe announced on 1 June, that its new Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism has now entered into force. “This new weapon provides a robust and effective response to the threat of terrorism. It allows our governments to act early...(>>>)
Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General attends Berlin launch of European Forum on the Rights of the Child
04.06.07 - Strasbourg,
Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer-Buquicchio is taking part in a round table at the launch of the European Forum on the Rights of the Child, in Berlin on 4 June. The Forum, which is chaired by the European Commission, brings together EU institutions, non-governmental...(>>>)
Congress debate on the launch of the European Week for Local Democracy and a Charter on regional democracy
04.06.07 - Strasbourg,
On the occasion of the Plenary Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Ana Isabel Leiva Diez, Spanish Secretary of State of Territorial Cooperation, stressed that the revival of European democracy demands the greatest effort possible...(>>>)