02 Aug 2022 10:17:00Secretary General Strasbourg, France 2 August 2022
Today, we commemorate European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day and pay tribute to the thousands of...
29 Jul 2022 15:00:00
GRETA calls on states, civil society and tech companies to counter the use of technology to recruit and control victims of human traffickingGroup of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) Strasbourg 29 July 2022
On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, held every year on 30 July, the...
27 Jul 2022 14:00:00
“Sport is a great leveller that can bring people together in a way that nothing else can”, Bjørn Berge tells Commonwealth Sports MinistersDeputy Secretary General Birmingham 27 July 2022
“Sport is a great leveller that can bring people together in a way that nothing else can”,...
27 Jul 2022 11:50:00Strasbourg 20/07/22
The Gender Equality Division has developed a dedicated webpage on its website to showcase the...
21 Jul 2022 16:35:00Strasbourg 21/07/2022
Today, in Strasbourg, in the presence of the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe,...
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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.