“The virus is destroying many lives and much else of what is very dear to us. We should not let it destroy our core values and free societies,”
Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić
At the end of March Secretary General. Marija Pejčinović Burić warned that Covid-19 restrictions had to be balanced with human rights. We’ve put together a coronavirus toolkit to guide governments as they make difficult decisions, and opened up our human rights training programme for free with the launch of a five hour course.
Violence against women and girls before, during and after COVID-19: the shadow pandemic that must be addressed
The Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO) and the Council of Europe Academic Networks (CEAN) are holding a webinar on 20 May on the theme of “Violence against women and girls before, during and after COVID-19” in the framework...
The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB)* has approved a €200 million loan to Serbia to finance health expenditures for combatting COVID-19. The Serbian government has been swift to implement a range of measures, including the purchase of emergency equipment and supplies, to help contain the...
A joint Council of Europe/European Union initiative has helped vulnerable Roma communities in Europe to face challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus. By the end of April this year, approximately €60,000 has been allocated in 34 municipalities reaching some 1,900 families. This action includes...
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