The Current Affairs Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities will hold a remote meeting on 16 September 2020. The Committee members will hold debates on the protection of minorities in cities and regions in times of fundamental crisis and on the current situation of LGBT+ persons in Europe. They will examine reports for approval on youth work and on cultural heritage management for local and regional development.

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Health, housing, education: protecting minorities in times of crisis

Current Affairs Committee 16 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

As it is often the case during major health, social or economic crises, the most vulnerable groups, especially minority groups, are particularly exposed to their risks and consequences. The Covid-19 pandemic was no different in this regard. Some cities have implemented measures that could serve...

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Cultural heritage, a tool for development around common values

Current Affairs Committee 16 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Congress Current Affairs Committee adopted a report prepared by co-rapporteurs Barbara Toce (Italy, SOC/G/PD) and Eirini Dourou (Greece, SOC/G/PD) on cultural heritage management for local and regional development, on 16 September 2020, during an online meeting. "Cultural heritage management...

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Gabriele Neff: “We must urgently mobilise against the resurgence of homophobia”

Current Affairs Committee 16 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

Preparing a new report on the role and responsibilities of local governments in protecting LGBTI+ persons, the Congress Current Affairs Committee denounces the “backsliding” observed in many countries regarding their rights. It decided, during the online meeting on 16 September 2020, to send a...

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Investing in youth work to create a more inclusive and democratic society

Current Affairs Committee 16 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

The Congress Current Affairs Committee adopted a report prepared by co-rapporteurs Ilsur Metshin (Russian Federation, ILDG) and Thomas Andersson (Sweden, ILDG) on Youth Work, on 16 September 2020 during an online meeting. “Youth work can be defined as young people participating in the creation of...

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The Current Affairs Committee is responsible for exploring the role of local and regional authorities with regard to the major challenges of our society and preparing work on thematic issues such as social cohesion, education, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, youth participation, integration of migrants, protection of children, and gender equality from the point of view of the Council of Europe’s core values.

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Sedef Cankoçak
Committee Secretary
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