Council of Europe and European Commission strengthen their co-operation to support reforms in the Member States

Deputy Secretary General 2 April 2019 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council and Maarten Verwey, Director-General of the European Commission's Structural Reform Support Service announced today a new co-operation framework to provide support to a number of EU and Council of Europe member states under the...

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Deputy Secretary General opens 12th European Forum on the rights of the child in Brussels

Deputy Secretary General 2 April 2019 Brussels

“Action against violence. Action to protect against abuse in the digital age. Action to support migrant and refugee children” emphasized Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni while opening the 12th European Forum on the rights of the child in Brussels. Deputy Secretary General underlined the relevance of...

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“Tackling Gender Stereotypes and Sexism”: international conference in Helsinki

Council of Europe 27 March 2019 Strasbourg

Gender stereotypes and sexism represent a serious limit to the achievement of substantive gender equality: equal rights for women and men in all spheres of public and private life. Gender stereotypes and sexism contribute to different forms of hate speech (on line and off-line) and discrimination...

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Meeting with Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, European Parliament rapporteur on EU accession to the Istanbul Convention

Deputy Secretary General 13 March 2019 Strasbourg

Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni has held a meeting in Strasbourg with Ms Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, European Parliament rapporteur on EU accession to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, to discuss the...

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Ireland ratifies treaty to end violence against women

Council of Europe 8 March 2019 Strasbourg

On UN International Women’s Day on 8 March, the Council of Europe welcomes the 34th ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (also known as the Istanbul Convention) to stop all forms of violence against women. “We...

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The Deputy Secretary General at the UNESCO High Level Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Deputy Secretary General 5 March 2019 Paris

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, participated in the high-level conference organised in Paris by UNESCO, "Principles for Artificial Intelligence: Towards a Humanist Approach?”. Its participation illustrates the importance of the Council of Europe's cooperation links with UNESCO, in particular with...

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Deputy Secretary General at 5th anniversary of the Bucharest C-PROC Office

Deputy Secretary General 25 February 2019 Bucharest

"The Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime is the guide for domestic legislation on a global scale and the framework for international co-operation, not just for cybercrime, but for all offences involving electronic evidence - and not just for Europe, but for the wider world too", said...

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Criminal Justice in Cyberspace Conference in Bucharest

Council of Europe 25 February 2019 Strasbourg

In today’s ultra-connected world, criminal justice is a crucial response to cybercrime. While cybercriminals are increasingly using cyberspace to conduct their offences against the law, criminal justice authorities are faced with complex challenges worldwide. Since cyber threats are touching upon...

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United Kingdom signs the revised convention on Cinematographic Co-production

Deputy Secretary General 11 February 2019 Strasbourg

The United Kingdom has signed the Council of Europe's revised convention on cinematographic co-production (CETS No. 220), which provides a common legal basis for film co-production. United Kingdom Ambassador Christopher Yvon signed the convention in a ceremony with Deputy Secretary Gabriella...

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Australia signs the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions

Deputy Secretary General 1 February 2019 Sydney (Australia)

In the framework of Sports Diplomacy 2030 high-level event, the Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation of Australia Bridget McKenzie signed in a ceremony (Spotless Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park) with Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni the...

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