On 16th May 2018, the Action "Strengthening the protection of national minorities in BiH" was...
Strasbourg, France 18 July 2018
As one of the key initiatives of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, this year’s edition of...
Strasbourg 23 July 2018
The Office of the Special Representative on migration and refugees is looking for examples of...
Cagliari and Sassari 9 July 2018
For the first time, an assessment session of the European Qualifications Passport for Refugees...
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages Strasbourg 9 July 2018
Progress has been made while promoting regional and minority languages in Norway, such as the...
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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.