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Summer 1949 in Strasbourg

12 September 2019 Summer 1949 in Strasbourg Félix KAPPLER The beginning


Félix KAPPLER 

The Council of Europe was founded in London on 5 May 1949 by 10...

Rene Cassin, symbol of the Europe of human rights

12 September 2019 René Cassin, symbol of the Europe of human rights European Convention on Human Rights – November 1950
 

Guido RAIMONDI 

In...

A marriage of head and heart

13 September 2019 A marriage of head and heart Strasbourg and Europe

Catherine TRAUTMANN

Catherine Trautmann went into politics in the 1980s when a demand for...

Reviving Cultural life in Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall

13 September 2019 Reviving Cultural life in Central and Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall 1989

David Mardell

 

David Mardell Soon after the...

Building democracy on a local basis

16 September 2019 Building democracy on a local basis Kosovo* – 1999

Ulrich BOHNER

After the Vienna Summit in 1993, which gave the Council of Europe the task of...

Fighting against violence

17 September 2019 Fighting against violence Maud de BOER-BUQUICCHIO 

Defending human rights means giving particular attention to those most in need: the most...

An Albanian summer

13 September 2019 An Albanian summer 1993

Claudia Luciani

The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 brought about the collapse of communist regimes and...

Heart-to-heart

16 September 2019 Heart-to-heart Chechnya 2000-2003

Eva KONECNA and Johan FRIESTEDT

For three years, starting in 2000, the Council of Europe assured its...

Blood and honey

17 September 2019 Blood and honey Serbia – 2006-2007

Denis HUBER

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Council of Europe quickly adapted itself to the new...

My road to Damascus

13 September 2019 My road to Damascus Catherine LALUMIÈRE 

Catherine Lalumière was Secretary General of the Council of Europe between 1989 and 1994, a period...

A Venitian story

13 September 2019 A Venitian story 1990

Gianni BUQUICCHIO

It is the end of the 1980s. The wind of democracy, after passing through southern Europe 15 years...

One November night on the motorway

13 September 2019 One November night on the motorway Fall of the Berlin Wall – 1989

Marc SCHEUER

History comes in cycles and eras, in curves and straight lines,...

Eureka rush

17 September 2019 Eureka rush Jan Malinowski



One of the major challenges of the 21st century is the information society, with the spectacular development of the...

A dress that tells a story

13 September 2019 A dress that tells a story Rwanda – 1994-1995

Eliana CARVALHO



By statute, the Council of Europe is an exclusively European organisation, its...

Culture, the foundation for a European renaissance

18 September 2019 Culture, the foundation for a European renaissance Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI

The tragic fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris in April 2019 was...

Violence and serenity

18 September 2019 Violence and serenity From Serbia to the Council of Europe

Snežana SAMARDŽIĆ-MARKOVIĆ 

The Council of Europe was founded after the...

The wheel turning in a vacuum

17 September 2019 The wheel turning in a vacuum Belarus – 2001-2019

Tatiana TERMACIC

Following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR, the...

A new ambition for the European continent

17 September 2019 A new ambition for the European continent The Warsaw Summit – May 2005

Denis HUBER and Hanna MACHIŃSKA

After Vienna in October 1993, and...

The prisoners of Gobustan

16 September 2019 The prisoners of Gobustan Azerbaijan – 2001

Catherine HUGEL

Azerbaijan joined the Council of Europe on 25 January 2001. Among the commitments...

From “Mani pulite” to “Caviar-Gate”: the neverending fight against corruption

16 September 2019 From “Mani pulite” to “Caviar-Gate”: the neverending fight against corruption 1994-1999

Gianluca ESPOSITO

In the 1990s, the challenge of the...