Inaugural meeting of high-level policy planners from member states

On 10 February 2011, the Directorate of Policy Planning welcomed more than thirty Directors of Policy Planning from Ministries of Foreign Affairs of our member states to a first meeting aimed at discussing the expected evolution of the political-strategic environment in Europe until 2020, including the analysis of the main challenges to political stability and the role of various institutions in addressing them.

At a working lunch, hosted by Secretary General Jagland, representatives present exchanged views with the Secretary General on the impact of the political, social, economic and cultural changes taking place in Europe on the strategic mission of the Council of Europe while expressing their full support of the current reform process of the Council of Europe.