"Acting together to ensure rights are respected, because poverty is a violation of human rights"

Deputy Secretary General 17 October 2017 Strasbourg

Today, the Deputy Secretary General opened the conference marking the 30th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on the theme “Acting together to eradicate extreme poverty in Europe - Five years after the joint declaration made by the four pillars of the Council of Europe: results and...

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Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni chairs oratory contests jury at young speakers college

Deputy Secretary General 3 October 2017 Strasbourg

The Deputy Secretary General chaired the jury at the start-of-term oratory contests organised by the Ecole des Jeunes Orateurs de Sciences Po (Young speakers college of Strasbourg Political Sciences Institute): 8 participants competed to be crowned Top speaker and Best speaking prospect....

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Deputy Secretary General on official visit to Italy

Deputy Secretary General 28 September 2017 Lucca

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, was on an official mission to Italy from September 25-27. On 25 September she took part to a high-level conference on competences for democratic culture, organised by the Italian Delegation to PACE, together with the President of the Italian Delegation to PACE Michele...

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Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni at close of INGO Conference summer session

Deputy Secretary General 30 July 2017 Strasbourg

The Deputy Secretary General took part in the closing session of the Conference of INGOs’ summer session, which marked a key anniversary in the development of this fourth pillar of the Council of Europe. While the organisation granted INGOs consultative status as far back as 1952, the first...

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The Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice of Morocco met the Deputy Secretary General

Deputy Secretary General 03 July 2017 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the plenary meeting of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), the Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice of Morocco, Mr Abdelilah Lahkim Bennani, met with Ms Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, in the...

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Intercultural Cities’ event: remarks by Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni

Deputy Secretary General 28 June 2017 Strasbourg

How can integration policies implemented by cities contribute to a better inclusion of migrants at national level? Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni opened today an Intercultural Cities’ event on “How can inclusive integration policies of cities contribute to a better management of migration at national...

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Deputy Secretary General meets Ombudsman of Bulgaria

Deputy Secretary General 28 June 2017 Strasbourg

Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni met today at the Council of Europe with Maya Manolova, Ombudsman of Bulgaria. Topics of discussion included violence against women and the situation of migrant and refugee children. The Deputy Secretary General emphasised the importance of the Ombudsman’s work in these...

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Deputy Secretary General at Humanitarian Corridors’ event

Deputy Secretary General 27 June 2017 Strasbourg

“Humanitarian corridors aim at providing a safe pathway for refugees with legal access to a country where they can be safe. Even if they benefit a limited number of individuals, the most vulnerable, and cannot as such be the only solution to the migration crisis, they constitute an important...

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Joint Session of the Annual Conference of the HELP Network and the Conference on the Future of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe

Deputy Secretary General 20 June 2017 Strasbourg

The Deputy Secretary General delivered a speech at the joint session of the 2017 HELP Network Conference and the Conference “Learning to Live Together - A Conference on the Future of Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe”. The HELP Annual Conference focused on HELP’s mission for...

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Learning to Live Together: a Shared Commitment to Democracy

Council of Europe 19 June 2017 Strasbourg

Conference on the Future Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe

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