Strasbourg 24 - 25 May 2018
The 2 yearly meetings of the Directors of Schools of Political studies provide opportunities for...
Montenegro 15 December
The School of Democratic Leadership, which was created in 2003, celebrated its fifteenth...
Berlin 22 November 2017
The Network of the Schools of Political Studies celebrated its 25th Anniversary. At this...
The Schools of Political Studies: A priority for the Council of Europe
The Council of Europe Schools of political studies were established to train future generations of political, economic, social and cultural leaders in countries in transition. With the participation of national and international experts, they run annual series of seminars and conferences on topics such as European integration, democracy, human rights, the rule of law and globalisation.
The first School of Political Studies was created in Moscow in 1992 by a group of civil society activists seeking to promote democratic values. Since then, 20 other schools have been set up along the same lines; a genuine network now covering the whole of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and the Caucasus, as well as some countries in the Southern Mediterranean region.
The Council of Europe Schools of political studies is part of the Education Department which is part of the Directorate of Democratic Participation within the Directorate General of Democracy (“DGII”) of the Council of Europe.