Helsinki, Finland 29-30 april 2019
In recent years, sport has been confronted, in many countries, with many cases of sexual violence...
Helsinki, Finland 16-17 April 2019
The main theme of the conference will be “Encouraging Democratic Culture and Human Rights –...
Strasbourg 15 April 2019
At its plenary session on 12 April 2019, the Conference of INGOs adopted Resolution...
European Youth Centre Strasbourg 11 April 2019
During his visit to Strasbourg this week, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs...
Presidency of the Committee of Ministers Strasbourg 8 April 2019
Statement by Timo Soini, President of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland
What we do?
The Directorate General of Democracy (“DGII”) supports the Council of Europe in fields which are vital for the sustainability of democracy: ensuring respect for human dignity without discrimination on the basis of human rights standards; improving the functioning of democratic institutions; and strengthening the democratic competencies of Europe’s citizens and their willingness to engage in the democratic process and promoting respect for diversity in Europe’s societies, in a spirit of solidarity and tolerance, based on the human rights and legal standards of the Council of Europe.