warsaw, poland 12 april 2018
Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General for Democracy, participated in a conference...
No Hate Speech Movement: first broad international initiative that helped recognise hate speech as human right abuseNo Hate Speech Movement Strasbourg 10 April 2018
Hate speech continues to poison public debate, and the urgency to counter it has not diminished...
Deadline: 15 May 2018
The labs, which are the heart of the World Forum for Democracy, will focus at this year’s World...
Athens 6 April 2018
How can we support better integration of refugees in our societies? On 28 March, the new phase...
Committee of Ministers Strasbourg 6 April 2018
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 4 April 2018 examined the implementation...
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.