Ireland took over the rolling six-month Presidency of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers on 20 May 2022.

The handover from Italy’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Luigi Di Maio to Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Simon Coveney and beginning of Ireland’s Presidency took place at a meeting of foreign ministers held in Turin, Italy.

Ireland will focus on three main themes:

  • reinforcing Human Rights & the Protection of Civilians in Europe;
  • promoting Participatory Democracy & Youth Engagement;
  • fostering a Europe of Welcome, Inclusion, & Diversity.

In the framework of the Irish Presidency, the Bureau of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities is invited to meet on 14 June in Tralee.

Furthermore, the Irish Presidency is invited to the next Congress session which will be held on 25-27 October in Strasbourg.

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The Irish delegation to the Congress comprises 4 representatives and 4 substitutes.
The head of the delegation is James MOLONEY

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