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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Finland makes a voluntary contribution

1 JULY 2020 STRASBOURG

The government of Finland has made a voluntary contribution of €282,783.48 to support the Council of Europe Strategic Action Plan for Roma and Traveller inclusion 2020-2021, the prevention of violence against women, the School of Civic Education, the European SOGI Governmental Expert Network, and...

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Covid-19

Cooperation plans implemented in the crisis situation

8 June 2020 Strasbourg, France

The work plans of cooperation projects have continuously been revised to reflect possibilities in the Covid-19 crisis situation. At the end of May 85% of the revised short-term work plans had been implemented. Readjustment of some plans has resulted in implementation delays and changes in...

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ODGP organises online Open Days

21-24 April 2020 Strasbourg

With the 20 March 2020 Strasbourg Open Days cancelled, ODGP has decided to provide diplomatic Representations and others interested with the latest information through four online Open Days. Between 21 and 24 April more thematic information will be made available on the external presence,...

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Environment: preparing for the future

20 March 2020 Strasbourg

Although the public health circumstances are very challenging right now, there is a need to think about the future: the environment is an important dimension. ODGP is therefore currently exploring with experts how to better control the climate impact of our technical cooperation work....

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Covid-19: Council of Europe’s cooperation programmes adapting to the rapidly evolving situation

Updated on 20 March 2020 Strasbourg

The Covid-19 situation is evolving fast in France and elsewhere. The Council of Europe’s cooperation programmes continue to carry out activities to the best extent possible, with everybody’s safety as the foremost concern. Some events will be organised by videoconference and some other action...

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Monaco signs a two-year cooperation agreement

28 February 2020 Strasbourg

The Principality of Monaco has signed an Agreement which covers the years 2020-2021 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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Croatia makes a voluntary contribution

18 FEBRUARY 2020 STRASBOURG

The government of Croatia has made a voluntary contribution of €3,537.01 towards reducing the European Court of Human Rights’ backlog of well-founded cases. The agreement was signed on 17 February 2020 by Ambassador Toma Galli, Permanent Representative of Croatia to the Council of Europe, and by...

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Eastern Partnership Ambassadors closely following PGG II

24 JANUARY 2020 STRASBOURG

On 24 January 2020, the Council of Europe (the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes) organized a review of the 2019 results and 2020 plans of the Partnership for Good Governance phase II (PGG II) for the Eastern Partnership Ambassadors (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, the...

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Latvia makes a voluntary contribution

10 JANUARY 2020 STRASBOURG

The government of Latvia has made a voluntary contribution of €15,000 to support the implementation of the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Georgia 2020-2023 and the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2021. Ambassador Ivars Pundurs, Permanent Representative of Latvia to the...

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The Principality of Andorra makes a voluntary contribution

20 DECEMBER 2019 STRASBOURG

The Principality of Andorra has made a voluntary contribution of €15,000 to support history education and Holocaust remembrance. The agreement was signed on 20 December 2019 by Ambassador Joan Forner Rovira, Permanent Representative of the Principality of Andorra to the Council of Europe, and Mrs...

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Czech Republic makes a voluntary contribution

18 December 2019 Strasbourg

The government of the Czech Republic has made a non-earmarked voluntary contribution of €35,083.62 to support the implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2021 and towards follow-up to Council of Europe Action Plan on Protecting Refugee and Migrant children in Europe....

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France makes a voluntary contribution

16 DECEMBER 2019 STRASBOURG

The government of France has made a voluntary contribution of €200,000 to support the implementation of the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Georgia 2016-2019 and the Council of Europe’s Action Plan for Ukraine 2018-2021, as well as to support history education and holocaust remembrance. The...

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Meeting of the Deputy Heads of Council of Europe Offices and Programme Offices

6 December 2019 STRASBOURG

On 04-05 December 2019, the Deputy Heads of Council of Europe Offices and Programme Offices held their annual meeting in Strasbourg. The meetings included discussions on strategic programming and resource mobilisation (per region) as well as annual reporting. Communication matters were also...

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Launch of the EU/CoE Central Asia Rule of Law Programme

2 December 2019 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

The Council of Europe and the European Union officially launched a regional joint programme in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) on 28 November 2019 at the occasion of the EU Regional Conference on Enhanced Integration for Prosperity in Central Asia....

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Meeting of the Heads of Council of Europe Offices and Programme Offices

25 November 2019 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić addressed the Heads of Council of Europe Offices and Programme Offices at the occasion of their bi-annual meeting on 19-21 November in Strasbourg. She confirmed the important role of Council of Europe offices in the field, promoting the...

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