Council of Europe Strasbourg 18 January 2019
Today the Council of Europe is launching its 70th anniversary website – a place to explore our...
Today, the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and...
Russia boasts rich diversity of national minorities, but education policies, restrictive legislation undermine the exercise of their rightsCouncil of Europe Strasbourg 15 January 2019
Society in Russia is characterised by a climate of appreciation for ethnic diversity; the immense...
Lithuania should improve legislation, prevent discrimination at school and promote the social inclusion of RomaAdvisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities Strasbourg 8 January 2019
The Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities...
Les Arcs 19 December 2018
Monday evening, in the framework of Les Arcs Film Festival, the Eurimages Lab Project Award of...
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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.