Thessaloniki 12 November 2018
On Friday evening, the jury of the Agora Works-In-Progress awarded the Eurimages Lab Project...
VALLADOLID, SPAIN 10 NOVEMBER 2018
The European Institute of Cultural Routes (Luxembourg) was awarded the 2018 XI Iberian Biennial...
Launch of the new Council of Europe Campaign "Free to Speak - Safe to Learn" Democratic schools for AllOslo (Norway) 14-16/11/2018
The Council of Europe is launching its new campaign "Free to Speak - Safe to Learn" Democratic...
Rijeka, Croatia 12-13 October 2018
Culture, Creativity and Artificial Intelligence were discussed at an expert seminar in Rijeka,...
Council of Europe Strasbourg 5 November 2018
A year after the #MeToo movement first started, the World Forum for Democracy 2018, from 19 to 21...
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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.