Council of Europe

Local and regional elected officials from 28 countries united against violent extremism

Rotterdam, Netherlands, 10 November 2016 – One hundred and thirty-one local elected officials and representatives of local authorities from 28 European countries gathered in Rotterdam for the Summit of Mayors for the “Alliance of European cities against violent extremism”, on … More

Efus partners with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to counter radicalisation and urban violence

Strasbourg, France, 14 September 2015 – Efus signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe “with a view to implementing the Congress Strategy to combat radicalisation and on issues … More

Council of Europe – Urban violence needs to be addressed respecting fundamental rights and involving local authorities

Lisbon, Portugal, 24 October 2014 – “It is essential to tackle the root causes of urban violence and not limit actions to the symptoms. In combating urban violence human rights should be protected.” In his message the Commissioner for Human … More

Entry into force of the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

Strasbourg, France, 1 August 2014 – With the entry into force of the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence of the Council of Europe, on 1 August 2014, the European Union takes a leading role to … More

Italy takes on EU presidency with a pledge to be closer to citizens and to foster economic growth

Paris, July 2014 – Following the European parliamentary elections of May 2014 and in view of the renewal of the European Commission at the end of the year, the Trio (Italy, Latvia and Luxembourg) that takes the presidency of the … More

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