08 Mar 2019 15:57:00Special Representative of the Secretary General on migration and refugees
The Conference seeks to identify ways to make alternatives to the administrative detention of...
16 Jan 2019 17:25:00Special Representative of the Secretary General on migration and refugees Strasbourg 17 January 2019
The Special Representative is taking stock on concrete results achieved in 2018 in the...
18 Dec 2018 16:52:00Special Representative of the Secretary General on migration and refugees Nuremberg 19 December 2018
The governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) Dr Rolf Wenzel and the Special...
The protection of refugee and migrant children is a priority for the organisation. All 47 members of the Council of Europe endorsed in 2017 the Action Plan on Protecting Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe (2017-2019). It focuses on three main objectives: access to rights, effective protection from violence and integration. More on the Action Plan
The report “Refugee and migrant children in Europe” - Progress in implementation of the Action Plan highlights concrete achievements and lessons learned in the first 16 months of the Action Plan. This mid-term review outlines ongoing activities, other related work of the Council of Europe, and thematic co-operation with international partners.
The Council of Europe is closely following and contributing to both the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. The Special Representative participated in the consultation phase in respect of both Compacts orally and in writing over the course of 2017. He has continued to engage with the process during the negotiation phase which began in early 2018 with the publication of drafts of both Compacts. The Special Representative submitted written comments on the Global Compact on Refugees in June 2018, underlining the importance of placing human rights protection at the heart of the text and the key role that the Council of Europe can play in helping European states especially achieve the objectives and actions envisaged in the Compact.
04/04 - International Conference on Effective Alternatives to the Detention of Migrants (Strasbourg)
28-29/03 - Parliamentary seminar “Age assessment of unaccompanied migrant children in Europe” (Reykjavik)
26/03 - PACE Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons meeting (Paris)
18/03 - Roundtable: The Present and Future of the Refugee Crisis at University of London