Japan makes a voluntary contribution

16 MAY 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Japan has made a voluntary contribution of €45 000 to support the prevention of violence against women and the Council of Europe action against cybercrime. The agreement was signed on 16 May 2022 by Ambassador Takeshi Akamatsu, Permanent Observer of Japan to the Council of...

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France makes a voluntary contribution

16 MAY 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of France has made a voluntary contribution of €790 000 to support the ECHR knowledge-sharing and superior courts dialogue, the global programme to counter falsified medical products, the prevention of violence against women and the Venice Commission. The agreement was signed on...

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Bulgaria makes a voluntary contribution

12 MAY 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Bulgaria has made a voluntary contribution of €20 000 to reduce the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases and to support the Venice Commission action to promote the development of democratic institutions based on respect for the rule of law and human...

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Luxembourg makes a voluntary contribution

28 APRIL 2022 STRASBOURG

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has made a voluntary contribution of €100 000 to support the Council of Europe Action Plan for the Republic of Moldova 2021-2024, the Council of Europe Action Plan on protecting vulnerable persons in the context of migration and asylum in Europe (2021-2025), the...

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Switzerland makes a voluntary contribution

26 APRIL 2022 STRASBOURG

Switzerland has made a voluntary contribution of €2 273 000 to support the Council of Europe's Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023, including support for the project “Democracy Starts in Schools – Engaging School Children in Decision Making Processes in Schools and Communities”. Ambassador...

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“We must do everything we can to support Ukraine” Secretary General tells PACE

26 april 2022 Strasbourg, France

Responding to questions from members of the Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić confirmed that the organisation had proposed adjustments to the Ukraine Action Plan to address the immediate consequences of the Russian aggression. “We must do...

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Romania makes a voluntary contribution

7 APRIL 2022 STRASBOURG

Romania has made a voluntary contribution of €50 000 to reduce the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases. The agreement was signed on 7 April 2022 by Ambassador Răzvan Rusu, Permanent Representative of Romania to the Council of Europe, and Mr Bjørn Berge, Deputy Secretary...

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Secretary General launches new Action Plan for Azerbaijan in Baku

5 April 2022 Azerbaijan

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić launched the new Council of Europe Action Plan for Azerbaijan 2022-2025 in Baku today, Tuesday 5 April. Fikrat Mammadov, Minister of Justice of the Republic of Azerbaijan, also participated in the opening session. The launching event...

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Italy makes a voluntary contribution

30 MARCH 2022 STRASBOURG

In the framework of their Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers, the Government of Italy made a voluntary contribution of €400 000 towards Council of Europe projects which support the priorities of the Italian Chairmanship. The agreement was signed on 30 March 2022 by Ambassador Michele...

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The Slovak Republic makes a voluntary contribution

11 MARCH 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of the Slovak Republic has made a voluntary contribution of €20,000 to support the Safety of Journalists Platform. The agreement was signed on 11 March 2022 by Ambassador Oksana Tomová, Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the Council of Europe, and Mr Bjørn Berge,...

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Steering Committee Meeting on the Implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia 2019-2022

2 March 2022 Yerevan, Armenia

The Steering Committee Meeting of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Armenia 2019-2022 took place on 2 March 2022 in Yerevan in a hybrid format, with participants connecting from Strasbourg and Yerevan. The Steering Committee meeting brought together over 70 participants including high-ranking...

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Preparation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2023-2026 begins

4 February 2022 Ukraine

“Preparation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine for 2023-2026 has started,” said Verena Taylor, Director of the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes of the Council of Europe, during the Steering Committee Meeting on the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan...

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Luxembourg makes a voluntary contribution

8 FEBRUARY 2022 STRASBOURG

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has made a voluntary contribution of €100,000 to reduce the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases. The agreement was signed on 8 February 2022 by Ambassador Patrick Engelberg, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the Council of Europe and...

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Portugal makes a voluntary contribution

8 FEBRUARY 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Portugal has made a voluntary contribution of €100,000 towards reducing the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases as well as to support the activities of the Pompidou Group. The agreement was signed on 8 February 2022 by Ambassador Gilberto Jerónimo,...

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Portugal makes a voluntary contribution

28 JANUARY 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Portugal has made a voluntary contribution of €150,000 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 Participation...

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Monaco signs a two-year cooperation agreement

28 JANUARY 2022 STRASBOURG

The Principality of Monaco has signed an Agreement which covers the years 2022-2023 and foresees a voluntary contribution of €240,000 to support a number of Council of Europe initiatives. The areas supported include combatting violence against women and children in Morocco and in Tunisia, the...

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COOPERATION BETWEEN TUNISIA AND THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE

New Neighbourhood Partnership framework between Tunisia and the Council of Europe 2022-2025

21 January 2022 Tunis, Tunisia

Successful implementation of the Neighbourhood cooperation priorities for Tunisia since 2012 and the effective Neighbourhood Cooperation Dialogue held between the Council of Europe and Tunisian authorities allowed the Committee of Ministers to give a new momentum to the relationship by adopting,...

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Denmark makes a voluntary contribution

19 JANUARY 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Denmark has made a voluntary contribution of €100,058.17 to reduce the European Court of Human Rights backlog of well-founded cases. Ambassador Erik Laursen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the Council of Europe, met with Mr Bjørn Berge, Deputy Secretary General, on this...

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Finland makes a voluntary contribution

18 JANUARY 2022 STRASBOURG

The Government of Finland has made a voluntary contribution of €500,000 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 line...

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EU and Council of Europe launch joint project to support family courts in Turkey

18 January 2022 Turkey

On 18 January 2022, the European Union and the Council of Europe launched the joint programme “Improving the effectiveness of Family Courts: Better Protection of the Rights of Family Members”, aimed at supporting the functioning of family courts in Turkey. “This project is specifically designed...

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