On the basis of the Reykjavik Declaration, the Directorate General of Democracy and Human Dignity has been reorganised to give greater emphasis to its work. 

All these changes will gradually be reflected on the DGII portal.

 What we do?

The Directorate General of Democracy and Human Dignity (“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.