European Heritage Days Strasbourg 9 August 2019
The European Heritage Days, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European...
Secretary General Strasbourg 2 August 2019
Seventy-five years ago, the remaining Roma of the so-called “Zigeunerlager” (Gypsy camp) – 2,897...
Strasbourg, France 25 July 2019
The Intercultural Cities (ICC) programme has launched a series of didactic and awareness videos...
Opportunity to coordinate child participation at the next Council of Europe Children’s Rights conferenceStrasbourg 18 July 2019
The Council of Europe is holding a call for applications from international NGOs / international...
Athens 4 July 2019
Can an enquiry-based learning approach shield students from the effects of fake news and false...
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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.