Today the EU Delegation to the Council of Europe hosted a working lunch with the Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland and the Ambassadors of the 28 EU countries. The event took place in a convivial atmosphere of a sunny Autumn day in Strasbourg.
The Head of the European Union Delegation to the Council of Europe ambassador Jari Vilen and his wife Ms. Eva Sőregi-Vilen welcomed roughly 150 guest to have a moment of relaxation with them at the EU delegation premises. For the occasion a tent was built in the inner garden, with good food and live swing music. Most of the guests came straight from the Committee of Ministers meeting and discussion of daily events continued also during the reception.
Among the guests who attended the welcoming reception for the new EU team in Strasbourg were e.g. the Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly Anne Brasseur, the President of the Venice Commission Gianni Buquicchio and the President of the European Court of Human Rights Dean Spielmann.
The new Head of Delegation Jari Vilén presenting his credentials to Secretary-General of the Council of Europe Mr. Thorbjörn Jagland. He was formerly Finland's Ambassador to Poland and to Hungary, and before that had a political career as a member of the Finnish parliament as Minister for Foreign Trade and European Affairs.
Training Academy on Democratic Governance for young professionals of the South Mediterranean Region, Venice, 10 April 2014.
Ambassador Pavan-Woolfe and Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe spoke at the Training Academy on Democratic Governance for young professionals of the South Mediterranean Region, organised by EIUC (European Inter-University Centre) and VIU (Venice International University). The program aims at providing training in human rights and democracy to better support and invest in the next generation leaders, influencers and decision makers. The 37 participants in the Training Academy were high level professionals from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, including civil servants, officials from national and local representations, judges, legal practitioners and NGO activists. During her intervention, Ambassador Pavan-Woolfe focused on the actions of the European Union in the field of equality between men and women.
EU/CoE Conference on Poverty and Inequality brings together researchers, NGOs, trade unions and Government representatives in Strasbourg, 21-22 February
EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor participates in the conference "Poverty and inequality in societies of human rights: the paradox of democracies" held in Strasbourg on 21-22 February. He addressed the plenary session, as did CoE Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland. CoE Director General for Democracy Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Gilda Farrell (Head of CoE's Social Cohesion Research and Early Warning Division) and Emma Toledano, (Head of the European Commission's Unit on Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction) also spoke during the Conference's plenary session.
EU Ambassador Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, European Youth Forum Board Member Elise Drouet and CoE Director for Democratic Citizenship and Participation Ólöf Ólafsdóttir opening the symposium moderated by EU-CoE youth partnership manager Marta Medlinska
Intercultural Cities gather at Irish EU Presidency/CoE Andorran Chairmanship joint event in Dublin on 6-8 February
Mr Jan Truszczynski, European Commission Director General for Education, Training, Culture and Youth offered a welcome speech at the Intercultural Cities Conference “Making Diversity work for Cities”. Mr Alan Shatter TD (Irish Minister for Justice), Albert Esteve Garcia (Andorran Minister of Culture), Naoise Ó Muirí (Lord Mayor of Dublin), Snežana Samardžić-Marković (CoE Director General of Democracy) and Ludmila Sfirloaga (Vice President of the CoE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities) also addressed the experts at the Conference.
Androulla Vassiliou, member of the European Commission in charge of Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth participates in the first Congress of Roma mediators supported by the Council of Europe and the European Commission through the ROMED programme, which took place in Brussels on 17-18 January.
Commissioner Štefan Füle attends the Plenary Session of the Parlementary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg 24 January 2013
Štefan Füle addressed the PACE at its plenary session on 24 January 2013. Commissioner Füle held a Press conference with Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
European Union Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis visited the Council of Europe, Strasbourg
Stavros Lambrinidis with Council of Europe SG Thorbjorn Jagland, with the President of the European Court of Human Rights Dean Spielmann and with the President of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) Gianni Buquicchio
Gilbert SABOYA SUNYÉ, Andorra's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chair in office of the comittee of Minister of the CoE, Erato KOZAKOU MARCOULLIS, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus on behalf of the high Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary general of the Council of Europe
Ambassador Pavan-Woolfe delivered a key-note speech on the partnership between the European Union and the Council of Europe, on the occasion of the award ceremony of the European Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC)
National experts and European Commission staff met at the Delegation of the European Union to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on 5 September 2012. Discussions were held on the EU's contribution to the revision of the World Anti-Doping Code and to the International Standards. During the meeting a draft proposal regarding the EU recommendations in the field of combating doping recreational sport was prepared.
High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton meets Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg 12/06/2012
Meeting between Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, and Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Strasbourg 19/01/2011
Opening ceremony of the Delegation of the EU to the Council of Europe with Catherine Ashton and Thorbjørn Jagland, Strasbourg 19/01/2011
Opening ceremony of the Delegation of the European Union to the Council of Europe with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton and Thorbjørn Jagland Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg 19/01/2011
Participation of Viviane Reding at the conference "The imperative of Roma integration "; Strasbourg, Council of Europe, 20/10/2010
Participation of Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, at the conference "The imperative of Roma integration "; Strasbourg, Council of Europe, 20/10/2010
Meeting between Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, and Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg Council of Europe 06/07/2010
Visit of Thorbjørn Jagland to the European Commission, and meeting with José Manuel Barroso, Brussels 18/10/2009
Visit of Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, to the European Commission, and meeting with José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, Brussels 18/10/2009