16 Sep 2021 09:47:00
Poland: Promising initiatives against domestic violence but urgent steps needed to combat other forms of violence against womenGREVIO Strasbourg 16 September 2021
In its first report on Poland, the Council of Europe’s GREVIO – the independent group that...
14 Sep 2021 10:29:00
Governments must step up the fight against antisemitism in all its forms, says anti-racism commissionExpert body on racism and intolerance (ECRI) Strasbourg 14 September 2021
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) issues a new General Policy Recommendation to the 47 Council of Europe member states
14 Sep 2021 08:00:00
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) issues a new General Policy Recommendation to the 47 Council of Europe member statesStrasbourg 14 September 2021
The Council of Europe’s expert body on racism and intolerance (ECRI) has today published an...
13 Sep 2021 09:04:00Secretary General Strasbourg 13 September 2021
Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić took part on Sunday in the international ceremony of...
10 Sep 2021 15:24:00Online 10 September 2021
More than 90 participants from almost all national recognition centres (ENIC-NARIC offices) in...
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