01 Jul 2022 14:52:00Strasbourg, France 1 July 2022
You are invited to send us new inspirational best project examples/practices in the framework of...
28 Jun 2022 15:46:00Strasbourg, France 29 June 2022
Since 2012, the World Forum for Democracy has been debating solutions to key challenges for...
28 Jun 2022 10:58:00
Young people should stand up against populism, nationalism and extremism that risk silencing their voices, says Secretary GeneralSecretary General Strasbourg 28 June 2022
Opening the major event in Strasbourg, Youth Action Week which marks the 50th anniversary of the...
28 Jun 2022 10:13:00Paris, France 28-30 June 2022
On the first day of the Transforming Education Pre-Summit, Matjaz Gruden, Director of...
20 Jun 2022 14:49:00Secretary General Strasbourg 20 June 2022
Council of Europe Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has made the following statement...
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