18 novembre 2018

Tackling hate speech in the media: Zagreb conference

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomHate speech and offensive language targeting ethnic, religious, sexual minorities, immigrants and other groups have become a widespread phenomenon in Europe. Over the years the Council of Europe and its member States have developed a comprehensive range of standards and measures to curb hate speech, while guaranteeing the fundamental right to freedom of expression and information. More...

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World Forum for Democracy - “Gender Equality: Whose Battle?”

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomA year after the #MeToo movement first started, the World Forum for Democracy 2018, from 19 to 21 November, will focus on gender equality and women’s rights, in particular, women’s public, political and economic participation, and on combating violence against women. More...

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World Day of Romani Language

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomOn the occasion of the World Day of Romani Language, I call on member states to step up efforts to recognize, protect, promote, and develop the Romani language in Europe. 
The Romani language and its many variants are an integral part of our common European cultural and linguistic heritage and wealth. Romani is key to the Roma identity and its preservation and serves as a means of communication for many of the 10-12 million Roma estimated to be living in Europe. More...

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Brain drain or brain gain? Seminar in Zagreb

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomA two-day seminar with this title is taking place in Zagreb, Croatia, to look at the phenomena of “brain drain” (the emigration of educated young people) and “brain gain” (the influx of qualified people who are either immigrating or returning home). It will also examine the possible role of the European Youth Card, which is aimed at boosting mobility. More...

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Tirana: international conference on transparency of beneficial ownership

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomThe Council of Europe is organising an international conference under the theme “Transparency of beneficial ownership” on 30 and 31 October in Tirana, Albania, in the framework of its work to strengthen capacities in member states to fight money laundering and the financing of terrorism. More...

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Russia: Excessive fine for ‘New Times’ endangers media pluralism and press freedom

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomA judgment this past Friday by the Tverskoy Court in Moscow condemning The New Times to an unprecedented fine of 22.5m rubles (about 300,000€) threatens the very existence of this well-known weekly news outlet. More...

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Europe and North America Education 2030 consultation

Screenshot-2018-5-2 NewsroomThe event will provide a platform to review progress on education in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The outcome of this consultation will contribute to discussions at the Global Education Meeting 2018 (Brussels, 3-5 December 2018). More...

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Who will drive consumer spending in the next decade?

In October 2018, the international community crossed a historic threshold: the majority of humanity no longer lives in or near poverty. More...

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Getting private resources on board for sustainable development

GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL! The frenzied celebration that reverberates across the globe, every time a goal is scored, reflects the seemingly universal passion for football – be it the FIFA World Cup, the Champions League or any other national or local leagues. More...

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What does it take for a Development Bank to succeed?

Public finance institutions, or development banks, have “development DNA”. But, can they effectively engage in financing “development in transition” or the call to rethink international co-operation to help countries at all levels of income sustain their development gains. More...

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