Council of Europe, Room 5 31 May 2018
Cecile Kyenge, former Italian Minister for Integration and Member of the European Parliament,...
Palais de l'Europe, Strasbourg 8 - 10 November 2017
As for previous sessions, participants from Council of Europe schools of Political studies...
Room 1, Palais de l’Europe 17 October 2017
Peter Neumann, Professor of Security Studies at the Department of War Studies, King’s College...
The Directorate of Policy Planning's (DPP)'s mission is to provide Council of Europe major actors with conceptual and strategic analyses about relevant political and societal developments in Europe and beyond in order to enhance the Organisation’s ability to anticipate major trends and challenges facing member states and to offer coherent short- and long-term responses.
Its activities are based on research and on topical exchanges with internal and external networks, with the objective to enhance the Organisation’s ability to anticipate major trends and challenges facing member states and to offer coherent short- and long-term responses within its statutory mandate. They include:
- Implementing Policy Planning activities, notably preparing the Secretary General's annual report on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe, convening meetings of Council of Europe Directors of Policy Planning, and organising debates to discuss the current state of thinking and dynamics behind relevant topics and concepts;
- Supervising the Network of Schools of Political Studies and progressively extend it to other member states and the Council of Europe neighbourhood;
- Co-ordinating the Platform to promote the protection of journalism and safety of journalists and ensure follow-up action and future development.
In his 5th Report, Council of Europe Secretary General assesses the 5 key building blocks of democratic security. In particular, he draws attention to the role of institutions in Europe and to the attempts to undermine them both at the European level and at the level of member states and invites Council of Europe member states to recommit to shared values, as reflected in the European Convention on Human Rights .
Schools of political Studies: Spring meeting of Schools' Directors, Strasbourg, 24 - 25 May
Debates on Democratic Security
Latest debates on Democratic Security
31 May 2018 - Cécile Kyenge on 'Europe: The challenges of inclusive societies' (Strasbourg, 31 May) - Watch video of the debate.
17 October 2017 - Peter Neumann on 'Radicalisation and disengagement - Myths and Reality' - video of the debate
4 July 2017 - Claire Wardle on 'A close Look at the Disinformation Ecosystem' - Watch video of the debate.
30 March 2017 - Chairman of Munich Conference on Security, Amb. W. Ischinger, on 'Protecting democracy in the digital age' - Watch video of debate and video of interview for CoE TV Journal
17 February 2017 - Jan-Werner Müller on : ‘How populism Endangers Democracy and How to Fight it?' Video of debate & Video of interview for CoE TV journal
17 November 2016 - Ahmet Insel on ‘Security antinomies: state Security, human security and democratic security’ Video of debate
22 September 2016 - Natan Sznaider on: 'The memory of evil - Cosmopolitism and European project' - videos of debate and of interview for Council of Europe journal