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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 ►

Council of Europe and FIFA to Cooperate on Brazil's Championship

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The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland in his speech to the Committee of Ministers presented his views on possible cooperation with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in the field of human… more ►

Exhibition of the 100th Anniversary of Establishing Czechoslovak Legions Opened

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Ceremonial opening of the exhibition took place on Tuesday in the European Parliament building. The aim of the exhibition is to remember the bravery of today often neglected legions. The vice-President of the EU Parliament, Oldřich Vlasák opened… more ►

Czech Television and Cultural Television ARTE Signed a Cooperation Agreement

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Petr Dvořák, General Director of the Czech Television, signed a cooperation agreement with the ARTE television in its headquarters in Strasbourg on 16 October 2013. more ►

Mass for Europe

A « Mass for Europe » will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 6 :30 p.m., in the Cathedral of Our Lady in Strasbourg. The celebration is in honour of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, patrons of Europe, on the occasion of the 1150th anniversary… more ►