The Council of Europe has decided to hold a 4th Summit of Heads of State and Government on 16-17 May 2023 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Council of Europe – the continent’s oldest and leading pan-European organisation – has a critical role to play as the region’s guardian of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law. The Summit strives to ensure that the Council of Europe is fit for purpose to meet current and future challenges as well as the expectations of future generations.

In this context, the Council of Europe seeks the input of all stakeholders (including international organisations, national human rights institutions, civil society organisations, research centres, policy makers, academia, lawyers, human rights defenders) to the questions below.

Please feel free to respond to all or selected questions as per expertise, relevance or focus of work. Responses should be submitted in English or French. Responses received will inform the Summit outcome documents.

Deadline for submissions: 20 February 2023.