Kick-off meeting of the joint European Union and Council of Europe project “Barnahus/Children’s House”Ljubljana, Slovenia 19-20 March 2018
On 19-20 March 2018, a kick-off meeting of the EU and Council of Europe joint project...
The new webpage on gender mainstreaming showcases the work of the Council of Europe to integrate...
GREVIO President Feride Acar at the CSW62 High Level Panel on Institutional Cooperation between Independent Mechanisms on violence against womenStrasbourg 13/03/2018
President Feride Acar representing CoE, GREVIO at the High Level Panel on Institutional...
Strasbourg, France 12 March 2018
On 12 March, the Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law and the Directorate General of...
New York 12 March 2018
The Council of Europe and the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations organised a...
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The Directorate General of Democracy (“DGII”) supports the Council of Europe in fields which are vital for the sustainability of democracy: ensuring respect for human dignity without discrimination on the basis of human rights standards; improving the functioning of democratic institutions; and strengthening the democratic competencies of Europe’s citizens and their willingness to engage in the democratic process and promoting respect for diversity in Europe’s societies, in a spirit of solidarity and tolerance, based on the human rights and legal standards of the Council of Europe.