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Culture, the foundation for a European renaissance

18 September 2019 Culture, the foundation for a European renaissance 2019

Gabriella BATTAINI-DRAGONI

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

Geneva: the unknown birthplace of European unification

18 September 2019 Geneva: the unknown birthplace of European unification 2016

Edo KORLJAN

In December 2016, I was appointed the Head of the Council of Europe...

Violence and serenity

18 September 2019 Violence and serenity From Serbia to the Council of Europe - 2003-2016

Snežana SAMARDŽIĆ-MARKOVIĆ 

The Council of Europe was...

Across Uncharted Waters

17 September 2019 Across Uncharted Waters The adventure of the “White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue” - 2008

Ulrich BUNJES

It was a miracle. Never before had...

Les visites d’un Président

17 September 2019 Les visites d’un Président 2007-2011

Jean-Paul COSTA

Ancien Président de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme, Président de la Fondation...

Voting rights of Greek expatriates

17 September 2019 Voting rights of Greek expatriates 2007-2012

Nikolaos SITAROPOULOS

One of the provisions of the Greek Constitution that struck me most as a...

Une fenêtre sur la Méditerranée

17 September 2019 Une fenêtre sur la Méditerranée 2006-2018

Florence MABILEAU

En 2019, le Conseil de l’Europe fêtera ses 70 ans et ce sera l’occasion de...

Eureka rush

17 September 2019 Eureka rush 2005-2013

Jan Malinowski



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

Fighting against violence

17 September 2019 Fighting against violence 2002-2012

Maud de BOER-BUQUICCHIO 

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

Close encounters of an institutional kind

16 September 2019 Close encounters of an institutional kind 1994-2004

Sedef Cankocak

In all my twenty-three years of experience as a civil servant in the Council...

Welcome to Sarajevo

13 September 2019 Welcome to Sarajevo 1996

Mark Neville 

‘Pygmies in suits,’ that is what we looked like as we clambered off the air force cargo plane onto...

Moving your intellectual luggage across borders without losing its value

13 September 2019 Moving your intellectual luggage across borders without losing its value The Lisbon Recognition Convention: law, policy, and practice - 1997...

Racism is

13 September 2019 Racism is 1994

Ulrich Bunjes

The lights are dimming. We are sitting in this TV projection room in Baden-Baden, a dozen people, ready to watch a...

Aux confins de l'Europe

13 September 2019 Aux confins de l'Europe 1992-1998

Hans-Peter Furrer

Heureusement (ou non ?) au début des années 90 le Rapporteur de l’Assemblée Parlementaire...

The European voice of local and regional authorities

13 September 2019 The European voice of local and regional authorities 1994-2014

Herwig Van Staa

For a long time, municipalities and regions had virtually no...

A marriage of head and heart

13 September 2019 A marriage of head and heart Strasbourg and Europe - 1989-1997

Catherine TRAUTMANN

Catherine Trautmann went into politics in the 1980s...

My road to Damascus

13 September 2019 My road to Damascus 1987-1994

Catherine LALUMIÈRE 

Catherine Lalumière was Secretary General of the Council of Europe between 1989 and...

La visite historique de Mikhaïl Gorbatchev au Conseil de l’Europe

13 September 2019 La visite historique de Mikhaïl Gorbatchev au Conseil de l’Europe 1986-1991

Bruno HALLER

En offrant sa tribune en juillet 1989 - année du grand...

The creation of a new Council of Europe institution: the North South Centre

13 September 2019 The creation of a new Council of Europe institution: the North South Centre 1981-1990

Hans de JONGE

The story of the creation of the...

Radioactive dandruff and other stories about how and why I ended up at the Council of Europe

13 September 2019 Radioactive dandruff and other stories about how and why I ended up at the Council of Europe 1980-1991

Matjaz GRUDEN

On 2 November 1995, I was...