Deeply Talks Special: Women & Peacebuilding Discussion Forum

Drawing from cases of conflict and peacebuilding around the world, we examine the factors holding back women’s participation in peace and security efforts and consider what can be done to better protect women and girls from gender-based violence. IN THE FALL of 2000, the United Nations adopted Security Council Resolution 1325 on women and peace and security with the goal of involving more women at all levels of peace and security efforts and taking action to protect women and girls from gender-based violence. Read more

#AIFINCoE Helsinki, Finlandia Hall, 26-27 February 2019


With the emergence of new tools that employ artificial intelligence (AI) we are witnessing another technological revolution. It affects individuals, communities and institutions at multiple, interconnected and interdependent levels. The impacts of AI are everywhere and present opportunities as well as important challenges for the lives and futures of billions of people.

The overall aim of the Conference is to engage in a critical, open and inclusive discussion on how to address AI development to maximise benefits for society and minimise risks to human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The conference will bring together high-level experts from governments, international organisations, businesses, technology, academia and research, civil society and the media. From the perspective of the Council of Europe’s core mandate and values, the debates will explore ways to ensure that emerging technologies are designed, developed and applied to create value for individuals, for democratic societies and for the viability of legal and institutional frameworks. Read more

‘Leaders who sanction hate speech’ encourage citizens to do likewise

Alison Smale led the briefing, which focused on the little-known record of Albanians during the Holocaust, who took in thousands of Jews who would otherwise have ended up in the Nazi death camps.

Under the theme: “Holocaust Remembrance: Demand and Defend your Human Rights”, it was one of the main events marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day throughout this week of reflection on the industrial-scale genocide of approximately six million European Jews during World War Two. Read more

International Conference on Peace Education and Peace Studies

Barcelona, Spain
March 6 – 7, 2020

ICPEPS 2020: International Conference on Peace Education and Peace Studies aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Peace Education and Peace Studies. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Peace Education and Peace Studies. Read more

Discover Novi Sad, European Youth Capital 2019

Learn how to make “žurka” in Novi Sad, the European Youth Capital 2019!

Novi Sad was chosen as European Youth Capital 2019. For one year the second biggest Serbian city will be the centre of the youth in Europe. Therefore Novi Sad opens its doors: for their young inhabitants to discover Europe and for young Europeans to discover Novi Sad. Sure that we had to have a look! Read more

7 female activists under 23 who are changing the world

Whether it’s leading a national conversation about gun control or fighting for girls’ education and gender equality around the world, an increasing number of young women are stepping forward as change agents.

To keep the momentum going, this year’s theme for International Women’s Day is centered around #PressforProgress and urges women of all generations to to use their voices to make a difference. Read more

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2019: call for nominations

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has issued a call for nominations for the 2019 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize.

The Prize, created in 2013, aims to reward outstanding civil society action in defending human rights in Europe and beyond. Candidates should have made a real difference to the human rights situation of a given group, been instrumental in uncovering large-scale systemic violations, or have successfully mobilised public opinion or the international community for a cause. Read more