Sarajevo Festival: ''Ordinary People'' wins Council of Europe sponsored prize
31.08.09 - Strasbourg,
On 20 August, the film ''Ordinary people'' won the Council of Europe sponsored award as the best feature movie of the 15th Sarajevo Film Festival. The movie tells the story of Dzoni, a 20-year-old soldier faced with mission of executing prisoners in an unspecified place and time....(>>>)
Campaign against climate change
31.08.09 - Strasbourg,
A campaign called the ‚ÄėNew Earth Deal‚Äô is being launched in London, with the support of PACE‚Äôs Environment Committee, to push for a global climate change deal at Copenhagen in which richer countries should do more. PACE‚Äôs rapporteur on climate change John Prescott (>>>)
Anti-discrimination media training workshop
31.08.09 - Strasbourg,
Media professionals and trainers from journalism institutes representing 16 countries gather at the European Youth Center in Strasbourg between 26-28 August. They will discuss media coverage as it relates to intercultural issues and discrimination.(>>>)
60 Movies for the Council of Europe’s 60th Anniversary
26.08.09 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe Directorate of Youth and Sport is organising The Forum on Human Rights Education with Young People that will be held in the European Youth Centre in Budapest from 14 to 18 October 2009. (>>>)
2009 Open Days in Brussels
21.08.09 - Strasbourg,
The EU Committee of Regions is organising its 7th OPEN DAYS from 5 to 8 October 2009 in Brussels (Belgium). The programme will consist of 124 seminars, workshops, debates and exhibitions under (>>>)
Congress launches a new online registration service for the 17th Plenary Session
20.08.09 - Strasbourg,
A new website has been developed to allow you to take part in the 17th Congress Plenary Session which will be held in Strasbourg (France) from 13-15 October 2009.(>>>)
A guide for safer night life
19.08.09 - Strasbourg,
Recreational use of drugs in nightlife settings is a common feature among European cities which should tackle with the fact that strict abstinence-oriented messages are not realistic in party settings and information-based approaches alone are not effective.(>>>)
‚ÄúSerious implementation of human rights standards requires defined benchmarking indicators‚ÄĚ says Commissioner Hammarberg
18.08.09 - Strasbourg,
‚ÄúClosing the implementation gap between the rights proclaimed in human rights treaties and the reality in member states requires a systematic approach and meaningful indicators‚ÄĚ said Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, in his latest Viewpoint...(>>>)
Eurimages: 5 films at the Venice Festival
17.08.09 - Strasbourg,
Five films supported by Eurimages have been selected for the 66th Venice International Film Festival which will be held from 2 to 12 September 2009: ''Lourdes'' by Jessica Hausner (Austria, France, Germany), ''Mr. Nobody'' by Jaco Van Dormael(>>>)
First international meeting of the Territories of Co-responsibility
17.08.09 - Strasbourg,
The City of Mulhouse (France) is organising the 1st International Meeting of the Territories of Co-responsibility, on 25 September. A pioneer in the implementation of this approach, since 2005 the City of Mulhouse, with other areas, began to rethink the organisation of society...(>>>)
From rhetoric to terrorism - Statement by Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
17.08.09 - Strasbourg,
A week ago, many international organisations expressed concern that the rhetoric employed by politicians in Georgia and Russia might lead to renewed violence on the anniversary of the war between these countries. I am relieved that the anniversary has passed without the escalation...(>>>)
Human Rights and democracy: conference on the role of the Council of Europe
17.08.09 - Strasbourg,
Sixty years after its creation, in a completely changed political and economic environment, the Council of Europe faces new major challenges for the defence of human rights and the democratic ideal in Europe. In this context, a Conference is organised in Paris on 11 September...(>>>)
Parliamentary Assembly shocked by murder of Zarema Sadulayeva and her husband
12.08.09 - Strasbourg,
Following the murder in Grozny of Zarema Sadulayeva, head of the NGO ''Save the Generation,'' and of her husband, the President of the Assembly, Lluís Maria de Puig, and various parliamentary rapporteurs expressed on 11 August (>>>)
The Assembly marks the 60th anniversary of its first meeting with a commemorative webpage - PACE has clocked up 60 years now, but its work is far from over
11.08.09 - Strasbourg,
On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the first meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), that took place on 10th August 1949, its President, Lluís Maria de Puig, gives a very positive account of its achievements, but recalls that the work of the...(>>>)
Remember both the dead and the living - Statement by Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe
07.08.09 - Strasbourg,
Both Georgia and Russia are member states of the Council of Europe, and they are marking the first anniversary of their conflict with rhetoric and tension. This is how the shooting started a year ago.(>>>)
Moldova's parliamentary elections met many standards, but underscore need for democratic reform to restore trust
03.08.09 - Chisinau,
Parliamentary elections of July 29 in Moldova met many international standards, but the process underscored the need for continued democratic reforms to restore public trust, the international election observation mission concluded in a preliminary statement issued Yesterday....(>>>)