The Council of Europe and Europa-Park join together to combat violence against children
30.09.05 - Strasbourg,
On 1 October the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Maud de Boer-Buquiccio, will be a guest at the “Power-Child” Charity-Gala which will take place at the Europa-Park, Rust, in Germany, as part of a campaign against the sexual exploitation of children being...(>>>)
Fight against economic crime: Council of Europe conference in Lisbon
28.09.05 - Strasbourg,
More than 200 government representatives, parliamentarians, public and private sector experts, field workers and researchers from around fifty countries are meeting in Cascais, near Lisbon, from 28 to 30 September, to identify ways of reinforcing the fight against economic crime....(>>>)
Terry Davis: “Both Turkey and Europe must honour their word”
27.09.05 - Strasbourg,
Following a conference on the fate of Turkish Armenians at the end of the Ottoman Empire, which was held at Bilgi University in Istanbul this weekend, Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, made the following statement: (>>>)
The Youth Ministers of Council of Europe member states adopt a final declaration on the prevention of everyday violence
27.09.05 - Strasbourg,
The Youth Ministers of Council of Europe member states (*), meeting in Budapest on 23 and 24 September, adopted a final declaration setting out several measures to curb and prevent all forms of violence, of which young people may be either the victims or the perpetrators. The...(>>>)
A new publication on drug addiction
26.09.05 - Strasbourg,
Inspired by the work of the Council of Europe’s Pompidou Group, which brings together experts in the prevention, treatment and punishment of drug addiction, the collection ''Ethical eye'' has just published a new publication covering both the major issues involved in combatting...(>>>)
Lay down the weapons and talk, says Terry Davis calling for restraint in South Ossetia, Georgia
23.09.05 - Strasbourg,
Following reports about the escalation of tension in the South Ossetian region of Georgia, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe called for restraint. “The people living in Georgia do not want another war. The people of the Council of Europe do not want another war in...(>>>)
Council of Europe celebrates European Day of Languages by encouraging common European standards in language learning
23.09.05 - Strasbourg,
Marking this year’s European Day of Languages (Monday 26 September) the Council of Europe has underlined the importance of having common standards for teaching and measuring linguistic competence. The Council has pioneered a six-level system of assessing a person’s ability to...(>>>)
The Council of Europe’s Anti-Torture Committee: no compromise on the prohibition of torture
23.09.05 - Strasbourg,
The CPT (1), in its 15th General Report published today, emphasises that the prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment is one of those few human rights from which there can be no derogations. Talk of “striking the right balance” is misguided when such human rights...(>>>)
South Caucasus on the agenda of the Committee of Ministers
22.09.05 - Strasbourg,
The Deputies yesterday examined the Ago Group's latest report on the progress made by Armenia and Azerbaijan in the fulfillment of their commitments. They also hold an exchange of views with Heikki Talvitie, Special Representative of the European Union for the South Caucasus....(>>>)
Terry Davis “A strengthened United Nations for a multilateralism which works”
20.09.05 - New York,
“Together we can make multilateralism work! Terry Davis, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, said on Friday 16 September in his speech to the High Level Meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations. (>>>)
European Youth Ministers meet to strengthen youth policies in the field of violence prevention
20.09.05 - Strasbourg,
“Human dignity and social cohesion: youth policy responses to violence” will be the theme of a ministerial conference to be held in Budapest on 23 and 24 September, where Youth Ministers in the Council of Europe member states will meet to agree on youth policy measures to prevent...(>>>)
Council of Europe launches action to combat counterfeit drugs
16.09.05 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe is launching a programme to combat counterfeit medicines with a seminar in Strasbourg from 21 to 23 September 2005. It will bring together all Council of Europe member states, European associations of trade and industry, healthcare professionals and patients’...(>>>)
1995-2005: European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz celebrates its 10th anniversary
16.09.05 - Strasbourg/Graz,
The Council of Europe’s European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Friday 16 September. Council of Europe Deputy Secretary General Maud de Boer-Buquicchio and host country representatives from the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science...(>>>)
Maud de Boer-Buquicchio: ''STAGE Project has supported the democratic process of reform and cultural transformation in South Caucasus''
16.09.05 - Strasbourg,
The Deputy Secretary General opened the 5th ministerial colloquy, hold as part of the STAGE Project (Support for transition in the arts and culture in greater Europe), which is being held in Kiev on 15-16 September. ''This project has also contributed to the reinforcement of...(>>>)
A Group of Wise Persons to secure effectiveness of the European Court of Human Rights
15.09.05 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Ministers just agreed on the names of the Group of Wise Persons to draw up a comprehensive strategy to secure the long-term effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights and its control mechanism. The Group of Wise Persons (11 members) was set up by...(>>>)
Candidates for the post of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights attend parliamentary hearing
14.09.05 - Strasbourg,
The three candidates for the post of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights – Thomas Hammarberg (Sweden), Marek Antoni Nowicki (Poland) and Marc Verwilghen (Belgium) – are to take part in a hearing before a panel of European parliamentarians on Thursday 15 September...(>>>)
Council of Europe Open Day on Sunday 18 September
14.09.05 - Strasbourg,
The Council of Europe will hold an “Open Day” for the general public on Sunday 18 September, from 09.00 to 18.00. The programme includes a tour around the Palais de l’Europe, with photo exhibitions along the way showing the construction of the wider Europe, as well as various...(>>>)
The STAGE Project: cultural policies to foster increased democratic stability in the southern Caucasus
13.09.05 - Strasbourg,
“Culture and cultural policies for development” will be the main theme of a meeting of the Ministers of Culture of the south Caucasian countries held by the Council of Europe in Kyiv on 15 and 16 September at the invitation of the Ukrainian authorities.(>>>)
Maud de Boer-Buquicchio: ''Media and civil society can play an extremely important role in drawing attention to and combating misuse of new communication services''
12.09.05 - Strasbourg,
''Information technology surrounds us and influences our lives, but it could result in abuse. Legal mechanisms, such as the Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention, offer one important way to combat these new forms of crime'', said the Deputy Secretary General, opening the Pan-European...(>>>)
New web-publications
12.09.05 - Tbilisi,
The Council of Europe Information Office in Georgia under the auspices and financial support of the Council of Europe Venice Commission (the European Commission for Democracy Through Law, DG I) has translated and published the following documents prepared by the Venice Commission...(>>>)
Human Rights in the Information Society: Council of Europe holds interactive forum
12.09.05 - Strasbourg,
Building an Information Society based on respect for human rights requires new forms of solidarity, partnership and co-operation between governments, civil society, the private sector and international organisations. The scale of the challenge resulting from the rapid development...(>>>)
Secretary General opens colloquy on ''European culture: identity and diversity''
09.09.05 - Strasbourg,
colloquy is one of a string of events devoted both to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the European Cultural Convention and to the development of the future cultural agenda of the Council of Europe'', said Terry Davis at the opening of the 'European culture:...(>>>)
The Committee of Ministers chooses 3 candidates for the post of Commissioner for Human Rights
08.09.05 - Strasbourg,
The Committee of Ministers drawn up on Wednesday 7 September a list of three candidates for the post of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. In alphabetical order: Thomas Hammarberg (Sweden), Marek Antoni Nowicki (Poland) and Marc Verwilghen (Belgium). (>>>)
Committee of Ministers to vote shortlist of three candidates for Human Rights Commissioner
08.09.05 - Strasbourg,
The Ministers’ Deputies will vote today on the names of the three candidates for the post of Commissioner for Human Rights, to be transmitted to the Parliamentary Assembly for a final vote at its Session on 3-7 October. The vote comes after examination of the curricula vitae...(>>>)
“European culture: identity and diversity” - Council of Europe colloquy in Strasbourg
07.09.05 - Strasbourg,
As part of the activities organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the European Cultural Convention (*), the Council of Europe, in co-operation with the French Ministry of Culture and the City of Strasbourg, is organising a colloquy on “European culture: identity and diversity”,...(>>>)