1-31 May, Strasbourg
2-4 May, Dublin
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland in official visit to Ireland.
World Press Freedom Day
6 May, Bern and Fribourg
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland: official visit
6 May, Strasbourg
Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) publishes its first report on Poland.
7 May, Strasbourg
Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) publishes its first report on Norway.
10-13 May, Bulgaria
PACE delegation headed by Andreas Gross observes the early parliamentary elections
12 May, Strasbourg
Strasbourg-Europe Road Races
13-15 May, Ankara, Istanbul
PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon in official visit to Turkey.
14 May, Strasbourg
Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) publishes its report on Bosnia and Herzegovina.
14-15 May, Strasbourg
Conference on the use of special investigation techniques in relation to serious crimes including acts of terrorism. The event is organised in cooperation with the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee, the OSCE and the League of Arab States. More information
14-15 May, Oslo
Nils Muižnieks, Commissioner for Human Rights participates in the conference "Right-wing Extremism and Hate Crime: Minorities under Pressure in Europe and Beyond". More information
15 May, Strasbourg
Grand Chamber hearing in the case Vučković and Others v. Serbia, at 9.15 (European Court of Human Rights).
15 May, Strasbourg
"Strasbourg Dialogues"- debate on civic involvement - with the participation of Martin Hirsch.
16 May, Strasbourg
The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers hands over from Andorra to Armenia.
International Day Against Homophobia
18 May, Cannes
"Film and Internet – Best Friends with Benefits?": workshop by the European Audiovisual Observatory, in the framework of the Cannes festival.
15-26 May, Cannes (France)
For 7th time a Palme d'Or has been awarded to a film supported by Eurimages: the jury of the 66th Festival of Cannes, presided over by the American director and producer Steven Spielberg, awarded the Palme d'Or to the Franco-Tunisian filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche for La Vie d'Adèle and his two actresses, Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos.
20-21 May, Russian Federation
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland makes a working visit.
21 May, Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: 1 judgment concerning Albania. More information
21 May, Lisbon, Portuguese Parliament
Monika Hauser, director of the women's aid association medica mondiale, and Asma Jahangir, President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and human rights activist, receive the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe.
21-22 May, Stockholm
PACE rapporteur José Mendes Bota: fact-finding visit to Sweden, to prepare his report on "Criminalising the purchase of sex to combat the trafficking of people for sexual exploitation."
21-22 May, London (House of Commons)
Conference on the role of national parliaments in media regulation in Europe, organised by the PACE. Main topics: impact of violence in the audiovisual media, impact of the internet and IT on politics and democracy, role of parliaments in protecting media freedom as well as media responsibility and ethics.
21-22 May, Moscow
PACE rapporteur Andreas Gross: 2nd fact-finding visit to Moscow, to prepare his report on "Refusing impunity for the killers of Sergei Magnitsky"
21-24 May, Rabat and Laayoune (Morocco)
PACE rapporteur Liliane Maury Pasquier: fact-finding visit to prepare her report on "The parliamentary contribution to solving the Western Sahara conflict"
22 May, Strasbourg (ERAGE Auditorium, 4 rue Brûlée, 6:30 pm)
Public debate "What does it mean to be a European, what does it mean to be a European citizen?", organised by European Association of Schools of Political Studies (EASPS), City of Strasbourg and Maison de l'Europe Strasbourg-Alsace.
22 May, Strasbourg, (Médiathèque André Malraux)
‘Living Library' organised in the framework of the Month of Europe.
22-25 May, Azerbaijan
Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks visits the country.
23 May, Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: 2 judgments concerning Russia. More information
23-24 May, Tallinn
PACE Monitoring Committee organises a hearing to discuss frozen conflicts (Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh and Transnistria).
26-28 May, Baku
PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon makes an official visit to Azerbaijan. Meeting with the President of the Republic, the Speaker of Parliament, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the leaders of the political parties in Parliament, and members of the Parliamentary Committee on international and inter-parliamentary relations.
27-28 May, Izmir (Turkey)
The PACE committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights : exchange of views on the latest developments in the judicial reforms in Turkey, with the participation of representatives of the Ministry of Justice and the High Council of Judges and Prosecutors. Hearing on "The accountability of international institutions for human rights violation", and exchange of views on "The effectiveness of the European Convention on Human Rights: the Brighton Declaration and beyond".
28-29 May, Tbilisi
PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon is paying an official visit to Georgia. Meeting with the President of the Republic, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of Parliament, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Science, as well as the State Minister for Reintegration.
28-31 May, Strasbourg
The European Committee on Crime Problems finalizes the draft Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs and discusses the criminal law provisions of the draft Convention against the Manipulation of Sports Competitions.
28 May, Strasbourg
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland meets Archil Kbilashvili, Prosecutor General of Georgia.
28 May, Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: 14 judgments concerning Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, the Republic of Moldova, Poland, Serbia and Turkey. More information
29 May-1 June, Baku
2nd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue (organised with the patronage of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in co-operation with the Council of Europe, the North-South Centre, UNESCO, UN Alliance of Civilizations, UN World Tourism Organization and ISESCO).
29-31 May, Arequipa (Peru)
The Venice Commission and the Constitutional Court of Peru organise a regional conference on "Individual access to constitutional justice".
29-31 May, London, Leeds and Edinburgh
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities: monitoring visit (part I) to the United Kingdom. Congress Rapporteurs Angelika Kordfelder and Alexander Uss will review the commitments undertaken in the field of local self-government and decentralisation.
30 May, Yerevan
PACE Bureau: monitoring procedure for Hungary – in the light of the opinion adopted on 25 April by the Monitoring Committee,presidential elections in Montenegro (7 April), early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria and the forthcoming presidential elections in Azerbaijan and Georgia.
30 May, Strasbourg
European Court of Human Rights: 8 judgments concerning Azerbaijan, Estonia, France, Greece, Russia and Ukraine.More information
30-31 May, Strasbourg
The European Committee on Legal Co-operation organises a meeting with a view to preparing a legal instrument on the protection of "whistle-blowers".
31 May, Yerevan
PACE President Jean-Claude Mignon holds high-level meetings in Armenia with the President of the Republic, the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, alongside the meeting of the PACE Standing Committee.