International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – Launch of the ICC Manual on community policingIntercultural cities programme Strasbourg 21 March 2019
The Intercultural Cities (ICC) programme launches a Manual on community policing to mark 21 March, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Venice, Italy 21-22 March 2019
The SOGI Unit is organising a one and a half day roundtable on policies to address school...
Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) Strasbourg 19 March 2019
In its fourth opinion on Albania, the Council of Europe’s Advisory Committee on the Framework...
Strasbourg, France 18 March 2019
On the occasion of his official visit to the Council of Europe, H.R.H. the Crown Prince of Norway...
“Education: The Key to Integration”: new documentary on the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees (EQPR)Strasbourg 18 March 2019
“One document can change someone’s life for the better” is the opening sentence of a new short...
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