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European Master's Degree in Human Rights accepts candidates

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One year advanced course aims at preparing professionals to respond to the operational requirements of daily work in international organisations. more ►

Election of the Secretary General: Committee of Ministers submits candidatures to PACE

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The Committee of Ministers recommended Norwegian candidate Thorbjorn Jagland and German candidate Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger to the Parliamentary Assembly. more ►

Call for Nominees for Václav Havel Prize

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The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has announced a call for nominations for Václav Havel Prize. Its winner, awarded during a ceremony on 29 September 2014, will receive a financial reward in the amount of 60 000 EUR (half… more ►

The First Raoul Wallenberg Prize Awarded to Turkish Film Director of Roma Origin

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On 17 January 2014 the historically first Raoul Wallenberg Prize with the reward of 10.000 EUR was granted to a young female director Elmas Arus. Arus received the prize for her outstanding contributions to raising awareness about the conditions… more ►

Prague Hosted a CoE Conference on Corruption

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On December 13 the Group of States against corruption (GRECO) under the auspices of the Senate and the Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic organized a conference focusing on ‘Gender Dimensions of Corruption’. more ►

Statement of the Czech MFA on the Occasion of Human Rights Day

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On 10 December, one of the most important achievements of the United Nations throughout its existence is commemorated – the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. For the first time a fundamental concept of universality… more ►

Mikuláš (St. Nicholas), Devil and Angel Visited Children in Strasbourg

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The night before the day of St. Mikuláš is celebrated in the Czech Republic a traditional Mikuláš gathering took place at the residence of the Czech Ambassador Tomáš Boček. Czech and Slovak families living in the Alsace region were invited for a… more ►

2014-2015 Council of Europe Program and Budget Approved

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On November 20, the Committee of Ministers approved the programme and budget of the Council of Europe for the next bi-annum 2014-2015. The document is a result of meetings of all 47 member states over the last several months. For the first time… more ►