Launch of the joint European Union/Council of Europe project "Support to the National Preventive Mechanism against Torture in Morocco" (2020-2023)

25 January 2021 Strasbourg

A high-level online event will be held on 26 January 2021 to mark the official launch of the project "Support to the National Preventive Mechanism Torture in Morocco" implemented in the framework of the broader joint programme between the European Union and the Council of Europe entitled "Support...

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European Union and Council of Europe cooperation grown even stronger in 2020

21 January 2021 Strasbourg

On 19 January 2021, European Union and Council of Europe representatives discussed priorities for cooperation through joint programmes in the annual Scoreboard meeting held online. The participants exchanged views on the status of EU/CoE facilities and programmes, including the partnership with...

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Czech Republic makes a voluntary contribution

11 DECEMBER 2020 STRASBOURG

The government of the Czech Republic has made a non-earmarked voluntary contribution of CZK 400,000 (approximately €15,170) to support the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023. This Action Plan aims to support Georgia in fulfilling its statutory and specific obligations as a...

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Germany makes a voluntary contribution

7 December 2020 Strasbourg

The government of Germany has made a voluntary contribution of €1,000,000 to support the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2022. This Action Plan aims to continue accompanying Ukraine in its efforts to bring legislation, institutions and practice further into...

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Japan makes a voluntary contribution

27 NOVEMBER 2020 STRASBOURG

The government of Japan has made a voluntary contribution of €25,000 to support the Council of Europe action against cybercrime, and notably to finalize the 2nd additional Protocol to the Budapest Convention, and €20,000 to the Intercultural Cities Programme and their work on intercultural...

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Council of Europe adopts new Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova

26 November 2020

The Committee of Ministers, representing the 47 Council of Europe member states, has adopted the Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova for the years 2021-2024, which aims to bring the country’s legislation, institutions and practice further in line with European standards in the areas of human...

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Launching event of the EU/CoE South Programme IV: « Regional Support to Reinforce Human Rights, Rule of Law and Democracy in the Southern Mediterranean” (2020-2022)

23 November 2020 Online

A high-level online live event will be held on 23 November 2020 in the framework of the partnership of the European Union and the Council of Europe in the Southern Mediterranean, the “South Programme IV” aiming to provide a regional support to reinforce human rights, rule of law and democracy in...

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Heads of Office Days online: “Our field offices play an instrumental role in giving practical form to our goals.”

17 NOVEMBER 2020 ONLINE

“The challenges that you have faced in the past few months go far beyond the current pandemic. Despite all the uncertainty, you continue to work with your colleagues throughout the Organisation to pursue our shared objectives and deliver results on the ground “stated Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni,...

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New European Union-Council of Europe agreement sets strong basis for future cooperation

6 November 2011

With three decades of growing Joint Programme co-operation between the Council of Europe and the European Union, the two institutions have demonstrated their partnership for human rights, rule of law and democracy. This programme cooperation has reached its highest level with more than 40...

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Czech Republic makes a voluntary contribution

28 OCTOBER 2020 STRASBOURG

The government of the Czech Republic has made a voluntary contribution of CZK 900,000 (approximately €33,000) to support the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2022 and towards follow-up to Council of Europe Action Plan on Protecting Refugee and Migrant children...

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Luxembourg contributes to the Human Rights Trust Fund

21 October 2020 Strasbourg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has made a new contribution of €150,000 to the Human Rights Trust Fund (HRTF). This contribution brings their total support to the HRTF to €509,000. The HRTF brings together seven contributors: Norway (initiator and founding contributor), Germany, the Netherlands,...

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Andorra signs 3-year cooperation Agreement

5 OCTOBER 2020 STRASBOURG

The Principality of Andorra has signed an Agreement which covers the years 2020-2022 and foresees a voluntary contribution of €60,000 to support history education and Holocaust remembrance as well as the follow-up to the Council of Europe Action Plan on Protecting Refugee and Migrant children in...

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USA makes a voluntary contribution

21 September 2020 Strasbourg

The government of the United States has provided a new voluntary contribution of USD 1.5 million (approximately €1,267,000) to the Council of Europe action against cybercrime. The US Department of State has contributed to the project Cybercrime@Octopus since 2014 and this additional contribution...

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Launch of the new EU priorities for the cooperation with the Council of Europe 2020-2022

4 September 2020 Strasbourg, France

"The new European Union priorities for co-operation with the Council of Europe in 2020-2022 will enable the two institutions to strengthen already established co-operation and pave the way for its development in new areas” stated Verena Taylor, Director of the Office of the Directorate General of...

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Luxembourg makes a voluntary contribution

2 SEPTEMBER 2020 STRASBOURG

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has made a voluntary contribution of €150,000 to support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018-2021. The Action Plan aims to continue accompanying Bosnia and Herzegovina in its efforts to bring legislation, institutions and practice...

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Online Seminar on “Respecting democracy, rule of law and human rights in the framework of the COVID-19 sanitary crisis”: experience of the Russian Federation

17 July2020 Online

On 17 July 2020 the Council of Europe Programme Office in the Russian Federation and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation held an online seminar to discuss Russian experience at federal and regional level with regard to the Council of Europe Secretary...

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Norway makes voluntary contribution

10 JULY 2020 STRASBOURG

Within the Framework Agreement between the Council of Europe and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the government of Norway has made a voluntary contribution of NOK 40,000,000 (approximately €3,751,000) to support the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023. This Action...

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First Steering Committee meeting of the Armenia-Council of Europe 2019-2022 Action Plan

7 July 2020 Strasbourg-Yerevan

“We have achieved significant results in the implementation of the Action Plan 2019-2022. We are grateful for the support of the donors. Armenia is firm in its commitment to the full implementation of the Action Plan,” stated Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia, Avet Adonts at the opening of the...

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Spain makes a voluntary contribution

8 JULY 2020 STRASBOURG

The government of Spain has made a voluntary contribution of €95,000 to support the Council of Europe Neighbourhood Partnerships with Morocco and Tunisia 2018-2021, to promote diversity and equality, to reduce the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases, and towards the...

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Ireland makes a voluntary contribution

2 juillet 2020 Strasbourg

The government of Ireland has made a voluntary contribution of €240,678 to support the Council of Europe Action Plans for Armenia and for Ukraine, the cooperation activities in Kosovo*, the webcasting of public hearings of the European Court of Human Rights and the prevention of violence against...

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