Serbia became the 45th member of the Council of Europe in April 2003, a development that was the natural consequence of the major political changes which took place in autumn 2000 and which allowed Serbia to claim its rightful place among the democratic states of Europe.

Only four years later, Serbia took over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, a task fulfilled with great success, that provided an excellent opportunity to inform the general public of what the European construction – a process which involves both the Council of Europe and the European Union - has the ambition to bring to the peoples of Europe: peace, prosperity and the sense of a common destiny, based on shared values.

The main task of the Office of the Council of Europe in Belgrade, which started functioning in 2001, has been to assist the country in its process of democratic reforms and its progress towards European integration. During the last eighteen years, the Office, in close cooperation with the Serbian authorities, supported the improvement and reforms of Human Rights, the Parliament, Media, Local Self-Government, Higher Education, Judicial, Police and Prison Administrations, anti-money laundering activities. Of course, we will continue to do so in the future.

This website is a very important tool in informing the public and authorities of Serbia and wider about the work of our Office and the Council of Europe in general. We are delighted to share it with everyone interested and are certain that you will make the best use out of it.


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Promoting Human Rights and Minority Protection in South East Europe