World Forum for Democracy
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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna SOLBERG and French Minister of Edcation Najat VALLAUD-BELKACEM said at the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg: “Important for youth to see the connection of paying taxes and receiving services” and “We shall live of each … Read More

EPEA kept status at CoE
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After a review of EPEA activities at the Council of Europe the participation status of the EPEA has been renewed. All INGOs are evaluated every 3 years

Competences needed in a democratic world
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The document “ COMPETENCES FOR DEMOCRATIC CULTURE – Living together as equals in culturally diverse democratic societies” identify 20 competences for inclusion: 3 sets of values, 6 attitudes, 8 skills and 3 bodies of knowledge and critical understanding. The full ducument is here https://book.coe.int/eur/en/human-rights-education-intercultural-education/6871-competencies-for-democratic-culture-living-together-as-equals-in-culturally-diverse-democratic-societies.html

CPT Annual Report address Bulgaria and Lifetime prisoners
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In the annual report from 2015 the Centre for Prevention of Turture address two issues of education of prisoners. The mention Bulgaria and Lifetime prisoners Bulgaria: “The CPT urges the Bulgarian authorities to intensify their efforts to develop the programme … Read More

The Conventions under threat
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International institutions like the Counsel of Europe has always been challenged on their authority, but those forces have slipped into the mainstream and they are gaining traction. Torbjørn Jagland speaking at INGO assemply At the latest groupings by the INGOs … Read More

CPT visits in 2016
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The Committee for the Prevention of Torture intends in 2016 to examine the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty in the following ten countries: Azerbaijan Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Netherlands Portugal Russian Federation Spain United Kingdom If members in … Read More

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