Brussels / Strasbourg 20 December 2017
The 1.1. Million EUR European Union Grant Agreement to foster regional development through...
The whole Directorate General of Democracy team sends you its best wishes for the new year 2018,...
Geneva, Switzerland 18 December 2017
On 18 December 2017, the Council of Europe is organising an event during the Internet Governance...
Deputy Secretary General Brussels 11 December 2017
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Council of Europe, the...
What we do?
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.