"So, what do you actually do?"

As staff at the Council of Europe, this is a common question we frequently get asked by our friends and extended family, so if you're asking the question you're not the only one! It is one thing saying we promote human rights, democracy and the rule of law, but this doesn't tell you what we do in our daily work.

Of course, the Council of Europe employs staff in a wide range of job profiles – from lawyers to scientists, from accountants to project managers. Below you can find a brief description of each job family, and you can meet one of our colleagues working in that job family. This should help to give you an idea of what it is we actually do.