International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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.

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The World Forum for Democracy 2016 held in Strasbourg

“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.

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Council of Europe holds Conference of Children’s Rights in Sofia

The refugee influx, rapidly developing digital environment, economic crisis – all these new challenges that Europe is facing today create new risks for human rights of children. How the member States of the Council of Europe can best address these challenges will be the key theme of a high-level conference in Sofia (Bulgaria)

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Farming against global warming

A conference on the role of organic agriculture in the fight against climate-change, held at the Biodiversity Park at Expo Milano 2015, was the occasion for some considerations: food for thought.

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