Secretary General to address the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano

Lugano (Switzerland) 4-5 July 2022
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Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić will address the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC2022) organised jointly by the governments of Switzerland and Ukraine. She will present the work of the Council of Europe to support Ukraine in safeguarding democratic security and human rights amidst the ongoing Russian military aggression.

Media can follow the event via the webcast or on the venue upon preliminary accreditation.

Contacts: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51; Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41


And also…

27 and 29 June, Strasbourg

The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) will publish its reports on Bulgaria (27 June) and Liechtenstein (29 June) evaluating their compliance with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards.

Contacts: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41 (Bulgaria); Estelle Steiner, tel. +33 3 88 41 33 35 (Liechtenstein)


27-29 June, Ljubljana (Hotel Union, Miklošičeva cesta 1)

The 10th InterCity Youth Conference will be organised by Intercity Youth and the European network of local departments for youth work and hosted by the City of Ljubljana. It will gather more than 100 representatives of municipalities from all over Europe. The President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Leendert Verbeek will give the opening speech on the theme: “Youth work and participation – two words, one meaning”.

Programme - Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41


27 June-1 July, United Kingdom

The Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, will carry out a visit to the country where she will focus mainly on the human rights of children and young people, issues regarding Northern Ireland, especially in relation to transitional justice, and developments affecting the overall human rights landscape in the UK.


28 June, Strasbourg

The Group of Experts against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) will publish its third evaluation report on Bosnia and Herzegovina, focusing on the access to justice and effective remedies for the victims of trafficking.

Contact: Dušan Vojnović, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 99


28 June, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing seven judgments concerning Belgium, Lithuania, the Republic of Moldova, North Macedonia, Spain and Türkiye.

More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08


29 June, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will hold a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Sanchez v. France (9.15 a.m.).

This case concerns the criminal conviction of the applicant, at the time a local councillor who was standing for election to Parliament, for incitement to hatred or violence against a group of people or an individual on the grounds of their membership of a specific religion, following his failure to take prompt action in deleting comments posted by others on the wall of his Facebook account.

More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08


29 June, Lisbon (European Centre Jean Monnet & hybrid)

The North-South Centre will hold a conference gathering experts from civil society, governments and intergovernmental organisations across North-Africa, the Middle East and Europe to mobilise against gender-based violence. The conference is part of the South Programme IV “Regional Support to Reinforce Human Rights, Rule of Law and Democracy in the Southern Mediterranean” and will take place with the support of the European Commission Representation in Portugal.

It will be bilingual (English and Arabic) with simultaneous interpretation.

More information - Programme - Accreditation - Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 6 98 37 64 04


29 June-1 July, Albania

Joseph O’Reilly and Asim Mollazada, Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Albania, will make a fact-finding visit to Tirana.


30 June, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 17 judgments and/or decisions concerning Azerbaijan, Georgia, Greece, the Republic of Moldova, Poland, Slovakia and Türkiye.

More information - ECHR Website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08


2 July, France

The 2020 Europe Prize, which is awarded each year by the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) to the town most active in promoting the European ideal, will be presented to the city of Amilly


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