02 février 2020

The right to affordable housing: Europe’s neglected duty

Housing is in short supply in Europe today, in spite of increasing demand. In many countries, the overall level of housing construction is lower now than in previous decades, contributing to structural shortages which are especially acute in large cities. This scarcity of housing is pushing up rents as well as prices, which in most European countries surpass the increase in wages. More...

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Poland: improvements in Roma integration, but increased intolerance against national minorities

A new report on the protection of national minorities in Poland published today, praises improvements in the integration of Roma in education, but points to a persistent climate of intolerance, racism and xenophobia in the country (see also the Polish version of the report). More...

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New youth sector strategy 2030: strengthening democracy through youth engagement

Today the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted the new Youth sector strategy 2030 which will provide policy guidance to the 50 States Parties to the European Cultural Convention for the ten years to come. More...

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Committee of Ministers adopts new action plan for Roma and Traveller Inclusion

The Committee of Ministers today adopted the Strategic Action Plan for Roma and Traveller Inclusion 2020-2025 to combat anti-Gypsyism and discrimination and to support equality. More...

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Statement by Marija Pejčinović Burić on judicial reform in the Republic of Moldova

In December 2019, I met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Moldova, Ion Chicu. We agreed that Council of Europe experts would visit Chisinau with a view to offering our assistance towards reforms needed to create an independent, accountable, efficient and professional judiciary for the Republic of Moldova. More...

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Serbia: government’s efforts to fight violence against women are commendable, but more is needed

In its first report on the implementation by Serbia of the Istanbul Convention, the expert body GREVIO welcomes the policy commitment of the authorities to eliminate gender-based violence and the significant progress made in law and in practice. However, there are still problems requiring an urgent response. More...

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Deputy Secretary General at Ministerial Conference ‘International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’

“The Council of Europe was founded in 1949 to ensure that human rights are protected. Seventy years later, antisemitism is on the rise threatening Jewish people and communities and our democracies as a whole”, underlined Deputy Secretary General. More...

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CPT assesses isolation measures and cases of violence in Italian prisons

In a new report on Italy, the anti-torture Committee (CPT) has recommended ending the court-imposed measure of solitary confinement (“isolamento diurno”) for prisoners serving life sentences. The CPT also calls on the authorities to provide inmates with a minimum range of purposeful activities as well as improving conditions in cells and communal areas. More...

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Violence against women and domestic violence in the Netherlands: a stronger gender perspective is needed

In its first report on implementation by the Netherlands of the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (widely known as the “Istanbul Convention”), the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts (GREVIO) stresses the country’s long history of addressing domestic violence and other forms of violence against women through policy and legislation, with a strong focus on the gendered nature of domestic violence. More...

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Les docteurs de Paris-Saclay satisfaits à 88% de leur emploi

HeadwayBlog Headway - Olivier Rollot. Ils ont soutenu leur thèse en 2015 et en 2017. 3 ans et 1 an après leur soutenance Paris-Saclay s’est penché sur leur devenir. Premier enseignement : à 88% les docteurs diplômés en 2015 se déclarent « satisfaits » (54%) ou « très satisfaits » (33%) de leur situation professionnelle. Les docteurs qui ont soutenu leur thèse en 2017 ont un niveau de satisfaction un peu supérieur : 50% se déclarent satisfaits et 38% très satisfaits. Plus...

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