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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    • 1 may 2017

      International Workers' Day

    • The date was chosen to commemorate the strike in the McCormick factories in Chicago on May 4, 1886 for the legal establishment of the 8 working hours day.
    • 3 may 2017

      Polish National Day

    • The Polish National Day takes place on May 3 in honor of the first Constitution of this country which was adopted on 3 May 1791. The Polish constitution was written by the bourgeois and nobles of the four years diet under the rule of the last king of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania Stanislas II.

      This constitution was the first constitution voted in Europe. It covered many essential points to reform the institutions and organize the life of the Polish people:

      - it recognized rights to farmers

      - it keeps the hereditary monarchy and its executive power

      - it declared the political rights of representatives

      - it limited the size of the standing army

      - it imposed land management.

      Since then, the 3rd May has become a yearly holiday celebrating the adoption of the Polish constitution.

    • 18 may 2017

      European Maritime Day

    • This day was celebrated for the first time on May 20th, 2008. Every year, this day gives place to activities of raising awareness(sensitization).