Welcome to the website of the Belgian chairmanship of the Council of Europe

From 13 November 2014 until May 2015, Belgium will chair the Committee of Ministers, the political decision making organ of the Council of Europe. In the following pages you will find information on the objectives of this chairmanship. You will also find elements on the way Belgium, together with the other member states and in cooperation with the Secretary General and the other organs of the Council of Europe will work to ensure human rights, democracy and rule of law for the citizens in Europe.

Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium