18 Sep 2020 14:00:00Europe September 2020
A new digital animation has been released to mark the 35th anniversary of the European Heritage...
18 Sep 2020 09:00:00Strasbourg 18 September 2020
GRETA has issued a new Compendium of good practices in addressing trafficking in human beings for...
13 Sep 2020 19:07:0011/09/2020 Lisbon
The President of the European Committee of Social Rights, Giuseppe Palmisano, the Executive...
10 Sep 2020 09:16:00Online 10-11 September 2020
The European Committee on Democracy and Governance (CDDG) held its 11th plenary meeting on 10-11...
09 Sep 2020 17:37:00Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) Strasbourg 9 September 2020
The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and Italy’s Ministry of Economy and Finance have...
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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.