“Enter! Youth Week: our rights, our lives”

Strasbourg (European Youth Centre) 8-11 July 2019
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On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Council of Europe, the “Enter! Youth Week: our rights, our lives” will be organised with the support of the City of Strasbourg, the French Ministry of Education and Youth and the European Youth Forum, under of the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers. The event will bring together some 200 young people and 50 youth workers, along with representatives of local and regional authorities and youth organisations who will review the process of the implementation of the Enter! recommendation (2015) on access of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods to social rights.

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe; Gabriel Attal, State Secretary at the Ministry of National Education and Youth; Nawel Rafik-Elmrini, Deputy Mayor of Strasbourg, and Anja Olin Pape, Chair of the Joint Council on Youth will open the Youth Week on Monday, the 8th of July, at 11.30 a.m., at the ceremony at the Palais de l’Europe (Hemicycle).

The event is open to media - More information

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


Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom

Strasbourg 10 July 2019
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The European Court of Human Rights will hold a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom (9.15 a.m.).

The case concerns complaints by journalists, individuals and rights organisations about three different surveillance regimes: (1) the bulk interception of communications; (2) intelligence sharing with foreign governments; and (3) the obtaining of communications data from communications service providers.

More information - Site web de la CEDH, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08


Conference “Roma narratives of the Holocaust: Representation, Remembrance and Collective Memory”

Krakow and Auschwitz (Poland) 1-2 August 2019
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An international conference “Roma narratives of the Holocaust: Representation, Remembrance and Collective Memory” will take place at the Pedagogical University of Krakow to commemorate the Warsaw Uprising and to pay respect to the 500,000 Sinti and Roma murdered in Nazi-occupied Europe during the Second World War.

During a ceremony at the concentration and extermination camp in Auschwitz, Jeroen Schokkenbroek, Director of Anti-discrimination, will address the audience, including Holocaust survivors, and outline Council of Europe efforts to prevent and fight against increasing racism, anti-Gypsyism and antisemitism in Europe.

Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 3 90 21 50 27


Other events

Idea for a getaway in Strasbourg: Exhibition "70 years of the Council of Europe"
An exhibition, organised as part of the Council of Europe's anniversary celebrations, will be on display until 3 September at the “Musée de l'Aubette” (Place Kléber, Strasbourg). The exhibition traces these 70 years through personalities, historical moments and the Organisation's relations with its 47 member countries. It underlines the major role of the Strasbourg institution for the defence of human rights, democracy and the rule of law on the continent.

 

7-8 July, Luxembourg

Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) President Liliane Maury Pasquier will address the 28th Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. She will also hold bilateral meetings with the President of the OSCE-PA and the OSCE Secretary General, as well as with the President of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies; the Chairperson and the members of the Committee on Foreign and European Affairs, Cooperation, Immigration and Asylum; and the Luxembourg delegation to PACE.

 

8 July, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will deliver a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Mihalache v. Romania at a public hearing (9.30 a.m.).

The case concerns the right not to be tried or convicted twice (the ne bis in idem principle) for the same offence. Mr Mihalache submits that he was prosecuted twice in the framework of a road traffic offence.

More information - Site web de la CEDH, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

8-12 July, Azerbaijan

The Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, will carry out a visit to the country.

 

9 July, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 15 judgements concerning Belgium, Denmark, Russia and Turkey.

More information - Site web de la CEDH, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

9 July, Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption group (GRECO) will publish two reports on Romania, one evaluating the country’s compliance with 13 recommendations to prevent corruption in respect of parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors and, the other, its compliance with five recommendations issued in the context of an ad hoc evaluation of issues related to the judicial reform.

Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 3 90 21 47 04

 

9 July, Brussels

Tineke Strik, rapporteur for the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), will be the main speaker at an event on “Pushback policies and practices in Council of Europe member states” organised by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

More information

 

10 July, Geneva (Switzerland)

PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier will participate in a side-event entitled “#NotInMyParliament – Sexism, harassment and violence against women parliamentarians”, organised by the IPU, UN Women, PACE and the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, at the 41st session of the UN Human Rights Council.

 

10 July, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will hold a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Centrum för rättvisa v. Sweden (2.45 p.m.).

The case concerns a complaint brought by a public interest law firm alleging that legislation permitting the bulk interception of electronic signals in Sweden for foreign intelligence purposes breached its privacy rights.

More information - Site web de la CEDH, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

10-14 July, Budapest

The Budapest European Agora, a public forum bringing together 130 young Europeans and high-level European decision-makers, will take place at the European Youth Centre Budapest (Zivatar utca 1-3). Speakers include former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta; EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Tibor Navracsics; former President of the European Commission Romano Prodi; Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni. Organised by Identity & Democracy, a pan-European civic initiative engaged in the promotion of European citizenship and values, the Agora aims at empowering citizens to create a better future for Europe and promoting the culture of dialogue and exchange.

The event, open to media, will start at 3.00 p.m. Prior accreditation of journalists is mandatory (Nicolo Conti, +33 6 84 95 39 48).

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

 

11 July, Strasbourg

The anti-torture committee (CPT) will publish its report on the ad hoc visit to Bulgaria in December 2018 to assess the situation of foreign nationals detained under aliens legislation. The CPT delegation visited Border Police detention facilities in Elhovo, Sofia Airport and Svilengrad (Kapitan Andreevo) and carried out follow-up visits to the Special Homes for Temporary Accommodation of Foreigners in Busmantsi and Lyubimets. In Busmantsi, the delegation also paid a visit to the Closed-Type Premises run by the State Agency for Refugees (SAR). The response of Bulgarian authorities will be published together with the report.

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

 

11 July, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 83 judgments and/or decisions concerning Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine.

More information - Site web de la CEDH, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

11-12 July, Dudelange (Luxembourg)

Dudelange is the first city from Luxembourg to join the network of “Intercultural Cities” (ICC), a flagship programme to assist local authorities in designing policies based on intercultural integration. The head of the Intercultural Cities Unit and an independent expert will meet city officials and local stakeholders to make an in-depth “diagnosis” of the city’s strengths and needs in relation to intercultural policies and governance. The Intercultural “city concept” will be presented to public authorities and civil society. The programme includes visits to neighbourhoods, public spaces and a documentation centre on human migration.

A press briefing is scheduled at 2 p.m. on 12 July at the Documentation Centre on Human Migrations.

After the visit, the Council of Europe will draft a report on the city’s “intercultural profile”, which will be the basis for subsequent cooperation.

Programme - Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 3 90 21 50 27

 

16 July, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify five judgements in writing concerning Iceland, Russia and Turkey.

More information - Site web de la CEDH - tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

16-18 July, Yerevan

At the request of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Armenia, the Council of Europe Youth Department will conduct a mission to the country to assess its youth policy situation, notably with regard to the revision of the national youth strategy. Based on the assessment, practical recommendations will be provided to the Armenian authorities, in line with the Council of Europe’s standards in the field of youth. This advisory mission organised under the aegis of the European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) is part of the package of Council of Europe’s youth policy assistance measures.

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

 

17-19 July, New-York

The President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, Anders Knape, will participate in the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. This forum is the main United Nations platform in this matter ; it has a central role in the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the global level. Within the Council of Europe, the Congress carries the local and regional dimension of the SDGs.

 

18 July, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 16 judgments and/or decisions concerning France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine.

More information - Site web de la CEDH - tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

21-23 July, Republic of Moldova

Co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by the Republic of Moldova, will make a fact-finding visit to the country.

 

23 July, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify 10 judgments in writing concerning Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.

More information - Site web de la CEDH - tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

25 July, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 26 judgments and/or decisions concerning Armenia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, Germany, Georgia, Greece, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine and United-Kingdom.

More information - Site web de la CEDH - tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

30 July, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing two judgments concerning v. Turkey.

More information - Site web de la CEDH - tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

2 August, Strasbourg

To mark “Roma Holocaust Memorial Day”, the Council of Europe will hold a noon time ceremony at the forecourt of the Palais de l’Europe.

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of 2 August 1944, when some 3,000 Roma were exterminated in the gas chambers of the so-called “Zigeunerlager” (Gypsy camp) at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 3 90 21 50 27

 

27 August, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 11 judgments concerning Malta, Russia and Serbia.

More information - Site web de la CEDH - tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

27-28 August, Prague

In the context of the PACE Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2019, a first meeting of the Selection Panel will shortlist three candidates out of the candidatures received.

 

29 August, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing two judgments concerning Serbia and Spain.

More information - Site web de la CEDH - tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

 

31 August, Berlin

The wannseeFORUM Foundation will receive the Council of Europe’s Quality Label for Youth Centres for the period 2019-2021. The award ceremony will be held in the presence of Sigrid Klebba, State Secretary of the Berlin Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family and Antje Rothemund, Head of Youth Department of the Council of Europe.

The Label rewards youth centres for their achievements in promoting Council of Europe values in youth policy. The wannseeFORUM will be the 14th youth centre to be awarded the Label. The European Steering Committee for Youth (CDEJ) decided to award the Quality Label to the wannseeFORUM Foundation for the outstanding pedagogical approach to its political, cultural, media and arts education programme. The oldest of the Berlin-based youth residential education centres, wannseeFORUM Foundation works with young people aged 12-27 from the city and the Federal State of Berlin.

The event, open to media, will take place at the Foundation premises (Hohenzollernstraße 14) at 3 p.m.

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


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