3d General Assembly of the Arab EMBs and international conference - electoral complaints and appeals

3-5 February 2019 Sweimeh, Jordan

From 3 to 5 February 2019, the Organisation of Arab EMBs organised, with the support of the Venice Commission, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Independent High Electoral Commission of Jordan, the 3rd General Assembly of the Arab EMBs and an international conference on...

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Awareness-raising workshop for children on the “do not touch here” rule

17-19 December 2018 Tunis

The Council of Europe together with the Tunisian Ministry of Women, Family Affairs, Children and the Elderly, and the Association Ado+, organised a workshop on the drafting of a child-friendly Tunisian version of the principles comprised in the Council of Europe Convention on Protection of...

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Combating violence against women: awareness-raising workshop at the University of Mohammedia

5 december 2018 Mohammedia

On 5 December 2018 the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences of Mohammedia opened its doors to the South Programme III in the framework of the Moroccan 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence aiming at ending violence against women and girls. The workshop gathered professors, students,...

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Combating violence against women: Moroccan parliamentarians examine the main provisions of the Istanbul Convention

5 December 2018 Rabat

On 5 December 2018, the Equality and Parity thematic group of the House of Representatives of Morocco hosted a meeting to present and discuss the main provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (also known as the...

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Monthly meeting for the inter-sectorial coordination of the protection of women victims of violence

27 november 2018 Ben Arous

In 2008 Tunisia endorsed a national strategy to combat violence against women that is based on a participatory approach with a view of bringing together all the relevant stakeholders. This strategy aims to combat all forms of violence against women, to raise public awareness and to prevent the...

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Awareness-raising workshop: “Crossing perspectives on international instruments on children’s protection”

22 november 2018 Mohammedia

In the framework of South Programme III, the Council of Europe organised on 22 November 2018, in partnership with UNICEF and the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences of Mohammedia, the awareness-raising workshop “Crossing perspectives on international instruments on children’s protection” on the...

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World Forum for Democracy 2018 “Gender equality: whose battle?”

19-21 november 2018 Strasbourg

The World Forum on Democracy 2018 was held during 19-21 November 2018 in Strasbourg, France. This annual event once again gathered around 2500 intellectuals, politicians, activists, experts and young people from all over the world to discuss the topic “Gender equality: whose battle?”. 3 plenary...

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Lisbon Forum 2018 on “Youth, Peace and Security"

15-16 November 2018 Lisbon

The Lisbon Forum 2018 on “Youth, Peace and Security - Uplifting youth engagement in peace and democratic processes in the Euro-Mediterranean Region” has been held on 15-16 November in Lisbon, Portugal. During two days, the North-South centre of the Council of Europe gathered in Lisbon, high-level...

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The role and place of independent bodies in a democratic state: 6th intercultural workshop of democracy

13-14 November 2018 Tunis

The Venice Commission, in co-operation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia, is organising the 6th Intercultural Workshop on Democracy on "the role and place of independent bodies in a democratic state". This regional event will be held in Tunis from 13 to 14 November 2018 and will...

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Regional conference on “Building democratic security in the Mediterranean: common challenges, shared responsibility”

6 November 2018 Dubrovnik

A regional parliamentary conference was held on 6 November 2018 in Dubrovnik, Croatia with the participation amongst others of Algerian, Egyptian, Jordanian, Lebanese, Moroccan, Tunisian and Palestinian* representatives. It was organised by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe...

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