The Council of Europe

 
 
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Role :
Created on May 5th 1949, this was the first European inter-governmental body to be based in Strasbourg. The Council of Europe currently includes 47 European states and 5 further states possessing observing status (Canada, United States, Japan, Mexico and the Holy See). The main objectives of the Council of Europe are to defend human rights, to boost political stability in Europe and to seek common solutions to problems such as corruption, organised crime, the trafficking of human beings, human cloning, discrimination against minorities, and the fight against terrorism. It acts via international agreements or recommendations sent to the member states.

Architectural information :
Date built : 1977
Architect : H. Bernard

Contact:
Avenue de l'Europe
67075 STRASBOURG CEDEX
Tel : +33 (0)3 88 41 20 00
Fax : +33(0)3 88 41 27 45
Email : infopoint@coe.int

For further details:
http://www.coe.int/DefaultEN.asp
 
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    • 18 december 2017

      International Migrants Day

    • The International Migrants Day aims to clear up the prejudices against migrants and to raise awareness of the migrants' contribution to the economic, cultural, and social sectors of the society, given the knowledge of both the country of origin and country of residence.
    • 20 december 2017

      International Human Solidarity Day

    • This year, the International Human Solidarity Day will take place after the Millenium Development Objectives have been succeded by the Sustainable Development Goals, a new development programme aiming to end with poverty, to protect the environment and to fight for human dignity.
    • 1 january 2018

      Slovakia National Day

    • Even if the date of August 29th is more famous, (anniversary of the national uprising to fight against the occupation of the country by the Nazis which burst into 1944), Slovakia National Day is January 1st. On this day, the country commemorates its independence.
      The fate of Slovakia was often connected to that of the Czech Republic. During several decades, both countries were part of the same State: the Czechoslovakia. This state was a member of the Communist Bloc before the "velvet revolution", in 1989.
      In September, 1992, the National Council of the Slovak Republic approved its Constitution and on January 1st, 1993 a new State was born.