28 Sep 2020 14:00:0028 September 2020
Friday evening, the Eurimages Co-production Development Award, worth €20 000, awarded online in...
28 Sep 2020 10:00:00online 28 September 2020
Engagement of all citizens in elections is crucial to ensure democratic development of our...
25 Sep 2020 09:30:00Graz 26 September 2020
At the initiative of the Council of Europe, the European Day of Languages (EDL) has been...
24 Sep 2020 16:45:00Strasbourg, France 24 September 2020
Exceptionally, the 9th edition of the World Forum for Democracy "Can Democracy Save the...
24 Sep 2020 10:00:00
In focus: Protecting the rights of the child and their best interests in situations of parental separation and in care proceedingsStrasbourg 24-25 September 2020
The Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Rights and the Best Interests of the Child in...
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.