The Council of Europe - 800 million Europeans

46 Member States of the Council of Europe

Albania (13.07.1995)
Andorra
(10.11.1994)
Armenia
(25.01.2001)
Austria
(16.04.1956)
Azerbaijan
 
(25.01.2001)
Belgium
(05.05.1949)
Bosnia & Herzegovina (24.04.2002)
Bulgaria
(07.05.1992)
Croatia
(06.11.1996)
Cyprus
(24.05.1961)
Czech Republic
(30.06.1993)
Denmark
(05.05.1949)
Estonia
(14.05.1993)
Finland
(05.05.1989)
France
(05.05.1949)
Georgia
(27.04.1999)
Germany
(13.07.1950)
Greece
(09.08.1949)
Hungary
(06.11.1990)
Iceland
(07.03.1950)
Ireland
(05.05.1949)
Italy
(05.05.1949)
Latvia
(10.02.1995)
Liechtenstein (23.11.1978)

Lithuania (14.05.1993)
Luxembourg
(05.05.1949)
Malta
(29.04.1965)
Moldova
(13.07.1995)
Monaco (05.10.2004)
Netherlands
(05.05.1949)
Norway
(05.05.1949)
Poland
(26.11.1991)
Portugal
(22.09.1976)
Romania
(07.10.1993)
Russian Federation
(28.02.1996)
San Marino
(16.11.1988)
Serbia and Montenegro (03.04.2003)
Slovakia
(30.06.1993)
Slovenia
(14.05.1993)
Spain
(24.11.1977)
Sweden
(05.05.1949)
Switzerland
(06.05.1963)
"The former Yugoslav Republic
of Macedonia"
(09.11.1995)
Turkey
(09.08.1949)
Ukraine
(09.11.1995)
United Kingdom
(05.05.1949)

States candidate for membership
Belarus (12.03.1993)

The Observers to the Committee of Ministers
Canada (29.05.1996) - Holy See (07.03.1970) - Japan (20.11.1996) - Mexico (01.12.1999) - United States of America (10.01.1996)

The National Parliaments Observers to the Parliamentary Assembly

Canada (28.05.1997) - Israel (02.12.1957) - Mexico (04.11.1999)

* October 2004


A political organisation set up in 1949, the Council of Europe works to promote democracy and human rights continent-wide. It also develops common responses to social, cultural and legal challenges in its 47 member states.
2002 - The Council of Europe Information Office - Tbilisi.