The Ninth Sofia MENAR Film Festival, which includes films from the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa, is held from January 12 to January 29. For the first time it features two films from Azerbaijan, too.
Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today opened a series of ceremonies to mark the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.
High-level representatives from international organisations and national governments, as well as academic experts, are in Strasbourg today for a colloquy aimed at strengthening cooperation to protect cultural heritage from wanton destruction and preventing the illicit trafficking of cultural goods.
In the run-up to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December), the head of the 47-nation Council of Europe has called on European governments to draw on the newly-adopted Disability Strategy (2017-2023) to make human rights a reality for all.
Hundreds of top filmmakers, industry representatives and policy makers are gathering in Brussels to explore the challenges and opportunities ahead for Europe’s audiovisual sector. They will discuss the future of the EU’s MEDIA programme which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
The exhibition ERRORS OF BEAUTY: Contemporary Austrian Art in Sofia was opened on November 24, 2016, at the Naional Gallery in Bulgaria’s capital. H.E. Mag. Roland Hauser, Ambassador of Austria, Ms. Slava Ivanova, the Director of the National Gallery, and the exhibition curator Mr. Boris Kostadinov spoke at the opening ceremony.
“Democracy and equality: does education matter?” – this was the topic of the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg wich took place from 7 to 9 November 2016 in Strasbourg. T he Forum brought together 140 speakers from 60 countries and more than 2 000 participants from 100 countries.
Европейският ден на езиците 26 септември се фокусира всяка година от 2001 г. насам върху езиковото многообразие и културно наследство.
“I welcome today’s vote in the German parliament to pass the so-called No means No law, which brings Germany in line with our convention to end violence against women,” said Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland.
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland called on Europe’s governments to make protection of migrant and asylum-seeking minors against sexual abuse a top priority.
The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers passed from Bulgaria to Estonia, at the end of a session held on 18 May in Sofia and attended by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Council of Europe’s 47 member states.
Justice ministers from across Europe have given their backing to the Council of Europe’s new 2016-2021 action plan on strengthening judicial independence and impartiality. At a conference held in Sofia, justice ministers from the Council of Europe’s 47 member states…