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New manual for human rights education presented in Budapest

20 October 2021 Strasbourg

The 3rd edition of the publication “Compasito: a Manual for Human Rights Education with Children” has been launched today at an event organised by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe in the context of the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers at the European Youth Centre in...

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Digital technology and artificial intelligence on the agenda of justice ministers’ conference

Committee of Ministers Presidency 5 October 2021 Strasbourg

Council of Europe ministers of justice are meeting in Gödöllő (Hungary) today for a conference held under the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers on Digital Technology and Artificial Intelligence – New Challenges for Justice in Europe. The conference is being opened by Hungarian...

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Hungarian Foreign Minister presents the work of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers

Parliamentary Assembly session 29 September 2021 Strasbourg

The situation in Afghanistan, access to Covid vaccines, national minority rights, the persecution of Christian communities worldwide, and promoting family values online were among topics raised by Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó, presenting the Communication from the Committee of...

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National minority rights: conference in Budapest assesses NGO role and presents study on national minority youth

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 7 September 2021 Strasbourg

The Hungarian Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers is hosting a conference in Budapest on “The role of NGOs and research institutes in promoting Council of Europe norms and standards on national minority rights”. Promoting national minority rights is a priority for the...

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Challenge of ensuring national minority rights taking new forms, tools to address it adapting

Council of Europe 29 June 2021 Strasbourg

Achievements and future challenges in protecting national minority rights has been the focus of a high-level conference in Strasbourg organised by the Council of Europe under the Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers. Persons belonging to national minorities face particular...

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Council of Europe Secretary General welcomes Hungarian contribution of €450,000

PRESIDENCY OF THE COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS 21 June 2021 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić, has welcomed an exceptional voluntary contribution of €450,000 towards Council of Europe action plans and projects, which support priorities of the Hungarian Presidency. Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Péter...

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Péter Szijjártó reviews the priorities of the Hungarian Presidency

Parliamentary Assembly session 21 June 2021 Strasbourg

“Guarantees should be given to national minorities to enable them to preserve their identity, culture, religion and language in public administration, education and in the media,” said Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the...

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Tackling AI’s impact on freedom of expression and new challenges to media freedom: European ministers to discuss priority actions

Council of Europe 3 June 2021 Strasbourg

European ministers responsible for media and information society will meet online on 10 and 11 June to discuss the ways to address the challenges to freedom of expression brought by massive digitalisation in the media and information environment – including the use of artificial intelligence (AI)...

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Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2022 – Council of Europe launches call for candidates

Council of Europe 2 June 2021 Strasbourg

The call for candidates for the 2022 Raoul Wallenberg Prize has been launched in Strasbourg by Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić - The Hungarian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers is also committed to promoting the call for nominations to the 2022 edition of the...

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Hungary takes over the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers

Presidency of the Committee of Ministers 21 May 2021 Strasbourg

Hungary has taken over the Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe from Germany during a video-conference meeting with representatives of the Organisation’s 47 member States. Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, gave an overview of his country’s...

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Foreign ministers discuss democracy and human rights situation in Europe

Committee of Ministers 19 May 2021 Strasbourg

Foreign Affairs Ministers of the Council of Europe’s 47 member states will hold their annual session by videoconference on Friday 21 May 2021. Chaired from Hamburg by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, the meeting will provide an opportunity for ministers to take important decisions for the...

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