Conference on the use of languages by local and regional authorities

Covasna (Romania) 31 May
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The Governance Committee of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities will organise a conference which will be structured around four thematic sessions on the use of languages: in local and regional assemblies, in interactions between citizens and territorial administration, as well as in toponymy and in access to public services. The conference will be opened by Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, President of the Congress; Hunor Kelemen, Member of the Romanian Parliament, former Minister of Culture and President of the Magyar Democratic Union of Romania; Sándor Tamás, President of the Regional Council of Covasna ; and Árpád András Antal, Mayor of Sfântu Gheorghe (Romania).

The event is organised in the context of the 20th anniversary of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and as part of the preparation of a report by the Congress on “The use of languages by local and regional authorities”.

More information - Programme

Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel. +33 3 88 41 21 41


PACE Standing Committee to meet in Zagreb

Zagreb 1 June
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The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will meet in the context of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers (May-November 2018).

An exchange of views with the Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Marija Pejčinović Burić, will focus on Croatia’s priorities during its Chairmanship and other issues in the framework of the Assembly’s on going political dialogue with the Committee of Ministers.

Other items on the agenda include the observation of the presidential election in Montenegro, counter-narratives to terrorism, promoting diversity and equality in politics, and detainees with disabilities in Europe.

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Other events

28 May, Strasbourg

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Arman Tatoyan, Ombudsman of Armenia.

Contact: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51

29 May, Belgrade (Klub poslanika, 9.30 a.m.-5 p.m.)

The joint Council of Europe and European Union ROMACTED Programme, aimed at promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level, will be officially launched in Serbia, with the participation of 11 municipalities.

On 30 May, a national workshop on participatory local strategic planning will bring together representatives of the 11 municipalities involved and of the Roma community.

The programme targets over 50 municipalities in seven beneficiaries in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

29 May, Moscow (People’s Friendship University of Russia)

The Special Representative of the Secretary General on Migration and Refugees, Tomáš Boček, will deliver a speech at the international round table on regulation of migration processes in Eurasia. The aim of the event is to discuss and develop mechanisms for theoretical and applied studies of urgent problems in the field of migration processes, taking into account the experience of member states participants.

Tomáš Boček is also expected to meet the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation, Tatyana Moskalkova.

More information

Contact: Päivi Suhonen, tel. +33 3 90 21 53 70

29 May, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing nine judgments concerning Croatia, the Republic of Moldova, Russia and Turkey.

More information - ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

29-30 May, Ankara

A seven-member PACE delegation, led by Olena Sotnyk, will carry out a pre-electoral mission in Turkey, to assess the election campaign and political climate prior to the early presidential and parliamentary elections of 24 June 2018.

The delegation will issue a statement at the end of the visit.

30 May, Strasbourg – Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Aleksander Čeferin, President of UEFA.

Contact: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51

31 May, Pristina (Swiss Diamond Hotel/Dyar Hall, 9.30 a.m.-3.30 p.m.)

The joint Council of Europe and European Union ROMACTED Programme, aimed at promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level, will be officially launched in Kosovo*, with the participation of eight municipalities.

The programme targets over 50 municipalities in seven beneficiaries in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

31 May, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing eight judgments and/or decisions concerning Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Germany, Malta, Poland, Russia and Serbia.

More information - ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

1 June, Strasbourg

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, former President of France and founder of Re-Imagine Europa.

Contact: Daniel Höltgen, tel. +33 6 68 29 87 51


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