Europe and North America Regional Consultation

Strasbourg (Palais de l’Europe, Room 1) 24 October
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The Council of Europe will host the Europe and North America Regional Consultation on education convened by UNESCO in close co-operation with the Council of Europe and the European Commission. The event will provide a platform to review progress on education in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will also prepare input for the Global Education Meeting 2018 (Brussels, December 2018).

Contact : Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24

Other events

22 October, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will be delivering a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of S., V. and A. v. Denmark at a public hearing (11 a.m.).

The case concerns the detention of three football supporters for approximately eight hours to prevent hooligan violence.

Plus d’information - ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

22 and 23 October, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 32 judgments and/or decisions concerning Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Malta, the Republic of Moldova, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine.

Plus d’information - ECHR website, tel. +33 3 90 21 42 08

23 October, Brussels (Palais d’Egmont)

The Council of Europe will host a side event focussing on its newly-updated convention on data protection, known as Convention 108+, at the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.

Contact: Andrew Cutting, tel. +32 485 21 72 02

23-25 October, Russian Federation

A delegation from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities will carry out a monitoring visit to the country. The delegation will examine the situation of local and regional democracy in the light of the provisions of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, ratified by the country in 1998.

Two co-rapporteurs on local and regional democracy, both members of the Congress, will focus on the developments in the field of local self-government occurred in Russian Federation since the adoption of the last Congress recommendation, on 28 October 2010.

23-25 October, Fuenlabrada (Spain)

Fuenlabrada Police will host and run a study visit for local police officers coming from Intercultural cities from all over Europe.

The intercultural city of Fuenlabrada has set up a specialised local police unit which serves its diverse society, encouraging people of different cultural backgrounds to engage in making the city safer, and effectively preventing or prosecuting hate crimes.

Contact : Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24

24 October, Amman

Theodora Bakoyannis, Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) rapporteur on “The situation in Syria and its effects upon surrounding countries”, will make a fact-finding visit to Jordan. She is due to meet the Prime Minister (to be confirmed), the Speakers of both houses of parliament and the Interior Minister.


25 October, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 33 judgments and/or decisions concerning Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Malta, the Republic of Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Turkey.

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

25 October, Baku

The results of the joint Council of Europe/EU projects in Azerbaijan conducted from 2015 to 2018 under the Partnership for Good Governance (PGG) programme will be discussed at an event bringing together representatives of the international partners and national authorities. The introduction session from 3 pm to 4 pm (Hilton Hotel, Lazurit room) will be open to media.

More information - Contact: Tatiana Baeva, tel +33 3 88 41 21 41

25 October, Zagreb

The Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) will organise, in the framework of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, a conference entitled “Breaking the cycle of inequality in sport - by fixing gender balance in leadership and preventing violence against women”. This conference will address policy responses in order to increase women’s leadership and to eliminate all forms of violence against women in sport. The programme features personal stories, presentations of experts as well as two interactive workshops.

More information - Contact : Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24

25-26 October, Ravello (Italy)

Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni will open the 13th edition of Ravello LAB – International Forum “Investing in People, Investing in Culture”, with a focus on the relevance of the Framework convention on the value of cultural heritage for society (known as “Faro Convention”).

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 6 86 32 10 24

25 and 26 October, Paris

At the International Heritage Show, taking place at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris from 25 to 28 October, the Council of Europe will hold two conferences, one entitled “European heritage, our common heritage – 31 years of the Council of Europe Cultural Routes” (Studio de la Comédie Française, 25 October, 11.45 a.m. to 12.45 p.m.) and the other on “Institutional co-operation through the Council of Europe Cultural Routes” (Delorme Lecture Hall, 26 October, 6-7 p.m.).

Thirty-three cultural routes have been granted Council of Europe certification since 1987.

More information

26-29 October, Georgia

A PACE delegation, headed by Andrej Hunko, will observe the 28 October Presidential election in Georgia alongside observers from the OSCE and NATO Parliamentary Assemblies, the European Parliament and the OSCE’s ODIHR. Meetings are foreseen with the candidates, as well as the head of the Central Election Commission and NGO and media representatives.

Preliminary conclusions are due at press conference at 2.30pm on Monday 29 October (place to be confirmed).

Contacts Contacts

Council of Europe Media Relations Division:

+33 3 88 41 25 60