Applying the cybercrime frame to digital violence against women

Strasbourg (Palais de l’Europe, Room 7, 2pm-5.30pm) 6 December
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Organised in the framework of the Icelandic Presidency of the Committee of Ministers, this conference will discuss the digital dimension of violence against women by presenting legal instruments from the cybercrime field as well as from the violence against women field, and their impact on the development of policies and promising practices related to the prevention, protection from and prosecution of such violence.

The meeting will be opened by the President of Iceland, Guðni T. Jóhannesson, and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić (video message).

Programme – Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 6 98 37 64 04


Youth work in war contexts in Ukraine – seminar in Strasbourg

Strasbourg (European Youth Centre) 7 and 9 December
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The Council of Europe will bring together, from 5 to 10 December, over 30 youth workers and representatives of youth centres from various places of Ukraine to discuss youth work in the context of the ongoing war. They will notably focus on the response provided by youth work stakeholders, including humanitarian aid and youth services for internally displaced young people, as well as on the impact of the war on the activities of the youth centres and personal wellbeing of youth workers in Ukraine. 

One of the aims of the seminar is to put the Ukrainian youth workers in contact with colleagues across Europe for professional exchanges and solidarity.

Media can follow the session about youth policy during wartime with Maryna Popatenko, Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports of Ukraine (7 December, 2.30-3.30 pm) as well as the session about youth policy in Strasbourg with Véronique Bertholle, Deputy Mayor of the city (9 December, 9.30-10.30 am)

More information and programme - Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41


Implementing ECHR judgments

Strasbourg 6-8 December
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The Committee of Ministers will hold its quarterly meeting to oversee the implementation of judgments and decisions from the European Court of Human Rights.

Cases proposed for detailed examination during the meeting.

More information – Contact: Andrew Cutting, tel. +32 485 21 72 02


And also...

5 December, Strasbourg

The Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) will publish a report evaluating Spain’s progress in implementing the recommendations issued to the country in an evaluation report adopted in 2013 on the prevention of corruption in respect of parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors.

GRECO and Spain - Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 6 89 99 50 42

 

5-6 December, Sofia (Balkan Hotel, 5 Sveta Nedlya Square)

The Council of Europe Recommendation on Combating Hate Speech will be presented by Menno Ettema, Anti-discrimination Department of the Organisation, during the “Stop Hate Speech Conference”. Organised by the Prosecutors’ Office of Bulgaria and the European Jewish Association, it will bring together representatives of national prosecutors, religious leaders, and civil society organisations to review measures to address hate speech and hate crimes and guarantee the rights of minority groups as well as to counter antisemitism and other forms of religious intolerance.

Open for media upon preliminary registration, the conference will be livestreamed.

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

 

5-9 December, Strasbourg

In a plenary meeting, the Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) will consider the adoption of evaluation reports on Estonia and Monaco as well as a follow-up report on Lithuania.

To mark the 25th anniversary of MONEVYAL’s creation in 1997, the plenary meeting will be opened by the Deputy Secretary General, Bjørn Berge, and the Executive Secretary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Violaine Clerc.

The agenda will also include a thematic session on money laundering and human trafficking and a discussion of MONEYVAL’s strategy for the period 2023-2027.

Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 6 89 99 50 42

 

6 December, Washington DC

Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić will participate in the High-level Segment of the International Anti-Corruption Conference.

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24

 

6 December, Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body GRECO will publish a second compliance report evaluating Iceland’s progress in implementing the recommendations issued to the country in an evaluation report adopted in 2018 on the prevention of corruption and the promotion of integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies.

GRECO and Iceland - Contact: Päivi Suhonen, tel. +33 6 69 76 52 89

 

6 December, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 11 judgments concerning Armenia, Bulgarian Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Türkiye.

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

 

6-7 December, Strasbourg

The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) will hold its plenary meeting during which it will discuss work in the field of artificial intelligence and cyberjustice, adopt guidelines on gender diversity in the recruitment and promotion of judges and a guide promoting administrative mediation, as well as revised judicial time management checklist. The winning team of the second edition of the Junior Crystal Balance Award (2022) from the University of Pisa will present their project. Finally, CEPEJ will designate its new President.

More information – Contact : Estelle Steiner, tel. +33 3 88 41 33 35

 

6-8 December, Slovak Republic

A delegation of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, composed of rapporteurs Matthias Gysin (Switzerland, ILDG) and Levan Zhorzholiani (Georgia, NR), will carry out a monitoring visit to Bratislava, Trenčín and Kálnica to assess the implementation of the European Charter of Local Self-Government in the Slovak Republic since the previous monitoring report adopted by the Congress in 2016.

The rapporteurs will meet with the Minister of the Interior, the President of the Supreme Audit Office, the mayors of Bratislava and Trenčín, the Public Defender of Rights and the Deputy General Prosecutor. Meetings are also planned with members of the national delegation of the Slovak Republic to the Congress, the President of the Association of Towns and Communities of Slovakia, representatives of the Union of Slovak Towns and Cities, as well as representatives of Bratislava and Trenčín self-governing regions.

Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 6 89 99 50 42

 

7 December, Sarajevo (Hotel Ibis Styles)

On the occasion of the closing event of the joint European Union/Council of Europe action “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, participants will take stock of the achievements of the action over the previous three years.

Press statements will be delivered at noon by Samir Rizvo, Assistant Minister and National Co-ordinator for combating trafficking in human beings and illegal migration, Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Karel Lizerot, Head of Section for justice and home affairs, migration and public administration reform, Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Elma Zahirović, Council of Europe Project Officer (Anti-Trafficking in Human Beings Division).

Programme

Contacts: Dušan Vojnović, tel. +33 33 90 21 56 99 (Strasbourg); Marija Simić, tel. +381 63 60 13 37 (Belgrade)

 

7 December, Chisinau

The Guide on combating hate speech in the media in the Republic of Moldova will be presented at an event bringing together Council of Europe and EU representatives, the Audio-visual Council, media stakeholders, representatives of state and non-state actors in the field of anti-discrimination. The event will also aim to strengthen cooperation between the media actors in Moldova in view of preventing and combating hate speech.

The guide has been prepared as part of the joint EU/Council of Europe regional project “Strengthening access to justice through non-judicial redress mechanisms for victims of discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes in the Eastern Partnership”, which is part of the programme “Partnership for Good Governance II, 2019-2022”.

Contacts: Jaime Rodriguez (Strasbourg) ; Natalia Moghilda (Chisinau)

 

7-8 December, Marrakech (Morocco)

Thomas Andersson (Sweden), Chair of the Current Affairs Committee of the Congress, will participate in the first edition of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean’s Euro-Mediterranean and Gulf Economic Forum, organised in partnership with the House of Councillors of the Kingdom of Morocco.

He will present the Congress work in support of women and young people in the thematic session on “Fighting Inequalities: regional solutions for empowering women and youth”.

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

 

8 December, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 15 judgments and/or decisions concerning the Czech Republic, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Romania, Türkiye and Ukraine.

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

 

8 December, Strasbourg 

The European Committee of Social Rights will organise a seminar on “Strengthening the protection of social rights in Europe – the role of the European Social Charter”. The event will be the occasion to reflect on the current reform of the Charter system, as well as on the opportunities and challenges around social rights protection in Europe. The discussion will also focus on the role of the Charter in respect of the future of work and workers’ rights, in particular workers in atypical forms of employment.

Open to media (Palais de l’Europe, Room 10, 2.30-5.30 pm), the seminar will be livestreamed.

Programme – Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24

 

8 December, Strasbourg

The Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body GRECO will publish a report evaluating Luxembourg’s progress in implementing the recommendations issued to the country in an evaluation report adopted in 2017 on the prevention of corruption and the promotion of integrity in central governments (top executive functions) and law enforcement agencies.

GRECO and Luxembourg – Contact: Jaime Rodriguez, tel. +33 6 89 99 50 42

 

9 December, Baku

Deputy Secretary General Bjørn Berge will participate (by video message) in the round table on “20 years of co-operation between Azerbaijan and the Council of Europe”.

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24


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