Ceremony of signature of the Second Additional Protocol to the Cybercrime Convention

30 November 2022 Strasbourg

“Today, more and more of our time is spent online – this certainly exposes us to all sorts of information as well as disinformation, the good and the bad of the internet. It exposes us to cybercrime as well. Crime that regrettably is becoming more and more frequent, cunning and diverse”,...

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Enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence: new countries join additional Protocol to Cybercrime Convention

Council of Europe 30 November 2022 Strasbourg

The Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention), aimed at enhancing co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence, has been signed by Croatia, the Republic of Moldova, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. With this, 30 states are now...

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Malta makes a voluntary contribution

29 November 2022 Strasbourg

The Government of Malta has made a voluntary contribution of €10 000 to support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2022 and its successor action plan. The agreement was signed on 29 November 2022 by Ms Hon. Alison Zerafa Civelli, Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government, and...

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Slovak Republic makes a voluntary contribution

29 November 2022 Strasbourg

The Government of the Slovak Republic has made a voluntary contribution of €40 000 to reduce the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases. The agreement was signed on 29 November 2022 by Ambassador Oksana Tomová, Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the Council...

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Observatory on History Teaching in Europe: Annual Conference tackles the future of history teaching

Observatory on History Teaching in Europe 28 November 2022 Strasbourg

The past year has shown how historical arguments can be used to nurture hate, but when taught in all its complexity, history can in fact help appease conflicts - as the 70 years’ experience of the Council of Europe in the field has shown. On December 1-2 the Council of Europe’s Observatory on...

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The European Convention on Human Rights: its Application, Successes, Challenges and Opportunities

Deputy Secretary General 8 November 2022 Valetta

“The European Convention on Human Rights and the Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg have changed Europe. Consider the impact of the judgments of the Court in harmonising legislation in our members states over the decades,” highlighted Bjørn Berge while giving the opening address of the...

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Portugal makes a voluntary contribution

Deputy Secretary General 8 November 2022 Strasbourg

The Government of Portugal has made a voluntary contribution of €35 942.67 to support two projects implemented by the European Centre for global interdependence and solidarity of the Council of Europe (“North-South Centre”): PEACE YP: Promoting Euro-Africa Cooperation to Enhance Youth...

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New global declaration on education adopted in Dublin

4 November 2022 Strasbourg

A new European Declaration on Global Citizenship Education to 2050 has been adopted in Dublin, Ireland on the 20th anniversary of the Maastricht Declaration. The new strategy set out how education will encourage the public to act, individually and collectively, to help build a fairer, more...

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17th Conference of Ministers for Sport in Antalya (Türkiye): focus on Sport for All and Rethinking Sport

Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) 25 October 2022 Strasbourg

Sport for All and Rethinking Sport were the two central themes of the 17th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport (26 October) in Antalya (Türkiye), organised by the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) in co-operation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the...

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ECHR launches online knowledge-sharing platform

Council of Europe 18 October 2022 Strasbourg

Senior figures from the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights launched a new knowledge-sharing platform for the Court on Tuesday 18 October. The online tool, known as ECHR-KS, gives legal professionals, academics and the general public easy access to comprehensive and...

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