Conference on Urban policies for inclusive migrant integration and diversity advantage

Lisbon 28-29 November
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Organised by the Intercultural Cities programme (ICC) in co-operation with the city of Lisbon and Portuguese authorities, the ICC milestone event will bring together all member cities from five continents, to take stock of achievements and develop new perspectives, approaches and partnerships in order to expand the intercultural integration policy model and better address the challenges and the needs of authorities and citizens. 

One of the crucial challenges Intercultural cities need to address in the coming years, is the development of an effective framework for dialogue and co-action between local, regional, national  and European authorities in order to ensure that migrant inclusion policies at all levels reinforce each other. This will be the main goal of a Policy Lab for inclusive integration, for Mayors and national authorities.

Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Mayor of Lisbon Fernando Medina and Minister of Home Affairs of Portugal Eduardo Cabrita will speak at the opening of the event.

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


Conference on Criminal Justice and Responses to Drug Dependent Prisoners

Chisinau 29-30 November
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Representatives of Moldovan ministries, delegations from Armenia, Belarus, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine as well as local and international experts will participate at the international conference on “Rehabilitative Approaches to Drug Dependent Prisoners” organised by the Pompidou Group. The participants will exchange experience on drug prevention, drug treatment, harm reduction and on alternatives to punishment. Part of the conference will be the opening of the first prison-based Therapeutic Community in the Republic of Moldova – one of the main results of the Pompidou Group project “Criminal Justice Responses to Drug Dependent Prisoners”. The conference is organised in the framework of the EU/CoE Partnership for Good Governance (PGG).

Contact: Panos Kakaviatos, tel. +33 3 90 21 50 27


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26-30 November, Eindhoven (Netherlands)

The Play the Game conference on “Riding waves of change” will gather around 400 journalists, scientists and sport officials. Council of Europe’s Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) is an active partner in this event, supporting plenary sessions on “Sexual abuse and how to prevent it”, “Reform in sport: An inside job or an outside intervention?” and “Sports governance: Roads to government action”. 

EPAS will also hold restricted meetings on 28 November with its Governing Board and Consultative Committee members to discuss Committee of Ministers’ draft recommendations on Martial Arts and Combat Activities and on the promotion of good governance in sport.

More information - Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04

27 November, Yerevan (Marriott Hotel 1 Amiryan St., 9.30 a.m.-6.00 p.m.)

The Council of Europe and the Human Rights Defender of Armenia will organise a conference on the implementation by Armenia of the latest recommendations on fighting corruption provided by Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body (GRECO). The recommendations focused on prevention of corruption among parliamentarians, judges and prosecutors. Gianluca Esposito, Executive Secretary of GRECO, will be a keynote speaker at the event. The conference is organised under the project “Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Armenia” funded by the EU and co-funded and implemented by the Council of Europe.

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

28 November, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will deliver a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of Merabishvili v. Georgia at a public hearing (11.30 a.m.).

The case concerns pre-trial detention of former Prime Minister of Georgia.

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

28 November, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 28 judgments.

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

28-29 November, Paris

Within the framework of the project “Keep Crime Out of Sport- manipulation of sports competitions” (KCOOS+), the Council of Europe will organise a seminar to develop co-operation between the relevant Ministries in the fight against corruption in sport, in particular against the manipulation of sports competitions, regarding the ratification and implementation of the Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions (the Macolin Convention).

Contact: Giuseppe Zaffuto, tel. +33 3 90 21 56 04

29 November, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will hold a Grand Chamber hearing in the case of Ilnseher v. Germany (9.15 a.m.)

This case concerns lawfulness of a convicted murderer’s preventive detention.

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

30 November, Strasbourg

The European Court of Human Rights will notify in writing 66 judgments and/or decisions.

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

1 December, Strasbourg

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland will meet Alexander Konovalov, Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation, who will sign the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (CETS No. 182).

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

1 December, Hamm (Germany)

Representatives from Hamm Municipality as well as of independent organisations working with Roma communities, such as the Catholic social service, Workers Welfare Institution and the German Red Cross, will take part in a ROMACT TCC Intercultural Training. The event will aim at developing the capacity of local authorities in better integrating marginalised people, in particular non-nationals of Roma ethnicity. It includes modules on Historical and socio-cultural background of the Roma, Intercultural competences, Policy background on Roma inclusion and How to address challenges in service provision. This training is part of the ROMACT Programme Transnational Cooperation Component and Capacity Building (TCC) and will take place at Technisches Rathaus Hamm (Gustav-Heinemann-Straße 10) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Members of the press should contact Press Office of the Municipality for accreditation. 

Contact: Estelle Steiner, tel. +33 3 88 41 33 35

Contacts Contacts

Council of Europe Media Relations Division:
 

pressunit@coe.int
 

+33 3 88 41 25 60