Room 1, Palais de l’Europe 17 October 2017
Peter Neumann, Professor of Security Studies at the Department of War Studies, King’s College...
Strasbourg 10 - 11 July
Co-organised by the Council of Europe and the Association of Schools of Political Studies of the...
Informal meeting of Directors of policy planning from Council of Europe MFAs on 'Populism and democracy'Strasbourg 12 - 13 June
Directors of policy planning departments from ministries of foreign affairs of Council of Europe...
The Directorate of Policy Planning's (DPP)'s mission is to provide Council of Europe major actors with conceptual and strategic analyses about relevant political and societal developments in Europe and beyond in order to enhance the Organisation’s ability to anticipate major trends and challenges facing member states and to offer coherent short- and long-term responses.
Its activities are based on research and on topical exchanges with internal and external networks, with the objective to enhance the Organisation’s ability to anticipate major trends and challenges facing member states and to offer coherent short- and long-term responses within its statutory mandate. They include:
- Implementing Policy Planning activities, notably preparing the Secretary General's annual report on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe, convening meetings of Council of Europe Directors of Policy Planning, and organising debates to discuss the current state of thinking and dynamics behind relevant topics and concepts;
- Supervising the Network of Schools of Political Studies and progressively extend it to other member states and the Council of Europe neighbourhood;
- Co-ordinating the Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and ensure follow-up action and future development.
In his 4th Report, Council of Europe Secretary General assesses the health of the 5 building blocks of democratic security in Europe, in the context of growing populism.
Schools of political Studies: Civic Roundtable on Forced migration and Asylum in Strasbourg on 10-11 July
Latest debates on Democratic Security
17 October - Peter Neumann on 'Radicalisation and disengagement - Myths and Reality' - video of the debate
4 July - Claire Wardle on 'A close Look at the Disinformation Ecosystem' - Watch video of the debate.
30 March - Chairman of Munich Conference on Security, Amb. W. Ischinger, on 'Protecting democracy in the digital age' - Strasbourg, 30 March 2017 - Watch video
17 February - Jan-Werner Müller on : ‘How populism Endangers Democracy and How to Fight it?' Video of debate & Video of interview for CoE TV journal
17 November 2016 - Ahmet Insel on ‘Security antinomies: state Security, human security and democratic security’ Video of debate
22 September 2016 - Natan Sznaider on: 'The memory of evil - Cosmopolitism and European project' - videos of debate and of interview for Council of Europe journal