Sweden makes a voluntary contribution

1 DECEMBER 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Sweden has made a voluntary contribution of SEK 5 000 000 (approximately €455 000) to reduce the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases and to support the activities of the Venice Commission. Ambassador Mårten Ehnberg, Permanent Representative of Sweden to...

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Slovenia makes a voluntary contribution

30 NOVEMBER 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Slovenia has made a voluntary contribution of €19 448.10 to support the Action Plan on protecting vulnerable persons in the context of migration and asylum in Europe (2021-2025) and the Safety of Journalists Platform, as well as to reduce the European Court of Human Rights...

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Malta makes a voluntary contribution

29 NOVEMBER 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Malta has made a voluntary contribution of €10 000 to support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2022 and its successor action plan. The agreement was signed on 29 November 2022 by Ms Hon. Alison Zerafa Civelli, Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government, and...

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Slovak Republic makes a voluntary contribution

29 NOVEMBER 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of the Slovak Republic has made a voluntary contribution of €40 000 to reduce the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases. The agreement was signed on 29 November 2022 by Ambassador Oksana Tomová, Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the Council...

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Steering Committee Meeting on the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova 2019-2022: Progress review and future developments plans

23-24 November 2022 Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

High-ranking officials of the Republic of Moldova authorities and national public institutions involved in the programmatic activities of the Action Plan, as well as representatives from the Council of Europe Secretariat and the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau, participated in the first...

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France makes a voluntary contribution

23 NOVEMBER 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of France has made a voluntary contribution of €102 000 to support the activities of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe. Ambassador Marie Fontanel, Permanent Representative of France to the Council of Europe, and Mr Bruno Favel, Head of the...

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Deputy Heads of Council of Europe Offices and Programme Offices meet in Strasbourg

9 November 2022 Strasbourg

For the first time since 2019, the Deputy Heads of Offices and Programme Offices of the Council of Europe met in person in Strasbourg for their annual meeting. Opened by Claus Neukirch, new Director of the Directorate of Programme Co-ordination, the meeting included discussions on Council of...

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Norway makes a voluntary contribution

9 NOVEMBER 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Norway has made a voluntary contribution of NOK 28 000 000 (approximately € 2 680 540) to support the Council of Europe Neighbourhood Partnership with Tunisia 2022-2025. Ambassador Helge Seland, Permanent Representative of Norway to the Council of Europe, met with Mr Bjørn...

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Portugal makes a voluntary contribution

8 NOVEMBER 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Portugal has made a voluntary contribution of €35 942.67 to support two projects implemented by the European Centre for global interdependence and solidarity of the Council of Europe (“North-South Centre”): PEACE YP: Promoting Euro-Africa Cooperation to Enhance Youth...

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Ireland makes a voluntary contribution

7 NOVEMBER 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Ireland has made a voluntary contribution of €150 000 to reduce the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases. The agreement was signed on 7 November 2022 by Mr Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence of Ireland, and Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić,...

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Grant agreement for the implementation of the project “HELP - Judicial Training on Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights"

4 November 2022 Strasbourg

The European Commission and the Council of Europe signed, on 14 October 2022, a grant agreement for the implementation of the project "HELP - Judicial Training on Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights", funded by the European Union Justice Programme (2021-2027). The purpose of the project is to...

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USA makes a voluntary contribution

14 OCTOBER 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of the United States of America has provided a new voluntary contribution of €256 137 to the Council of Europe action against cybercrime. The US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs has supported the Octopus project since its launch and this additional...

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Switzerland makes a voluntary contribution

10 OCTOBER 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Switzerland has made a voluntary contribution of € 200 000 to support the Safety of Journalists Platform. Mr Ignazio Cassis, President of the Swiss Confederation, and Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić, Secretary General, met on this occasion.

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Romania makes a voluntary contribution

27 SEPTEMBER 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Romania has made a voluntary contribution of € 32 000 towards the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia 2019-2022, the Council of Europe Action Plan for Azerbaijan 2022-2025, the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023, the Council of Europe...

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Germany shows strong support for Council of Europe with €10 million contribution

14 SEPTEMBER 2022 Strasbourg

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has made a considerable contribution of €10 000 000 to support the work of the Council of Europe in multiple areas, including the Organisation’s Special Fund. Ambassador Jutta Frasch, Permanent Representative of Germany to the Council of Europe,...

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Launch of the South Programme V

1 September 2022

1 September 2022 marked the start of the fifth phase of the joint European Union-Council of Europe programme "Protecting human rights, the rule of law and democracy through shared standards in the Southern Mediterranean" (South Programme V). The new phase of the regional programme is coordinated...

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Czech Republic makes a voluntary contribution

6 SEPTEMBER 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of the Czech Republic has made a voluntary contribution of CZK 1,400,000 (approximately €57,000) towards several Council of Europe Action Plans and projects. This contribution will support the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2022 and its successor Action Plan, the...

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Japan makes a voluntary contribution

30 AUGUST 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Japan has made a voluntary contribution of €27 665 to support the Council of Europe activities in the field of artificial intelligence and the Intercultural Cities Programme. The agreements were signed on 30 August 2022 by Ambassador Takeshi Akamatsu, Permanent Observer of Japan...

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The Assembly of Contributors of the Human Rights Trust Fund (HRTF) allocates funding to new projects

5 July 2022

The Assembly of Contributors of the Human Rights Trust Fund, during the meeting on 5 July 2022, agreed to welcome Ireland as the 8th contributor to the HRTF. Additionally, during the meeting the HRTF decided to allocate funding to four new projects: Reducing the backlog of outstanding unexecuted...

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Netherlands makes a voluntary contribution

23 JUNE 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of the Netherlands has made a contribution of € 925 000 to support the Council of Europe’s core objectives - the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The Netherlands has made a voluntary contribution of €725 000 towards several Council of Europe...

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