Democratic Governance

Report
22 September 2014
Welcome to the
DGII - Democracy
Open Doors Day
Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General
www.coe.int/democracy
DGII Open Doors Day
DGII Open Doors Day
22 September 2014
Directorate of
Human Dignity and Equality
Marja Ruotanen, Director
Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Marja RUOTANEN, Director
European Committee for Social Cohesion,
Human Dignity and Equality (CDDECS)
Equality and Human Dignity Department
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Anti-Discrimination and Social Cohesion
Department
María OCHOA-LLIDÓ
Equality
Liri KOPACI - DI MICHELE
Michèle AKIP
European Commission against Racism
and Intolerance (ECRI)
Stephanos STAVROS
Partial Agreement
on the
Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB)
Giusi PAJARDI
Gender Equality
Sexual Orientation
and Gender Identity
Framework Convention for the Protection
of National Minorities (FCNM))
Michèle AKIP
Sport
Stanislas FROSSARD
Trafficking in Human Beings
and Violence against Women
Petya NESTOROVA
European Charter
for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML)
Thorsten AFFLERBACH
Sport Conventions
Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA)
Violence against Women (GREVIO)
Social Cohesion and
Rights of people with disabilities
Enlarged Partial Agreement
on Sport (EPAS)
Children’s Rights
Regína JENSDÓTTIR
Children’s Rights Policies Coordination
= Partial Agreement
Sexual violence (Lanzarote Convention)
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Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Council of Europe Convention
on Action against
Trafficking in Human Beings
Petya Nestorova
Executive Secretary of the Council of Europe Convention
on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
www.coe.int/trafficking
[email protected]
Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Trafficking in Human Beings
Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Trafficking in Human Beings
Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Trafficking in Human Beings
Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Trafficking in Human Beings
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Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Preventing Violence against Women
and Domestic Violence:
the Istanbul Convention
Johanna Nelles
Head of Unit
Violence against Women
[email protected]
www.coe.int/conventionviolence
Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Violence against Women and Domestic Violence
Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Violence against Women and Domestic Violence
Who is covered by
the Istanbul Convention ?
age
Women and girls
race
etc.
migrant
status
social
origin
sexual
orientation
religion
Other victims of
domestic
violence
men
children
the
elderly
etc.
Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Violence against Women and Domestic Violence
What is set out in the Istanbul Convention ?
PREVENTION
PROTECTION
Convention
on violence against women and
domestic violence
PROSECUTION
MONITORING
INTEGRATED
POLICIES
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Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Violence against Women and Domestic Violence
Monitoring
►
independent group of experts (GREVIO)
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report-based procedure
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possibility of country visits
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country-specific
and general recommendations
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reception of information from NGOs,
national parliaments and bodies under
other international instruments
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Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Protection of children against sexual
exploitation and sexual abuse
Gioia Scappucci
Secretary to the Lanzarote Committee
[email protected]
Tel: + 33 (0)3 90 21 4432
www.coe.int/children, www.coe.int/lanzarote
Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Protection of children against sexual violence
Protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse
WHAT WE KNOW
 About 1 in 5 children in Europe are victims of some form of sexual violence
 In 70% to 85% of cases, the abuser is somebody the child knows and trusts
OUR RESPONSE
 Set common standards and objectives → L a n z a r o t e C o n v e n t i o n
32 States parties to date; open for accession by any country
 Raise awareness: One in Five Campaign (KIKO + The Underwear Rule)
Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Protection of children against sexual violence
THE LANZAROTE CONVENTION:
a comprehensive human rights treaty
 P r e v e n t sexual violence (in all settings)
 P r o t e c t the rights of child victim (including by ensuring access to child
friendly justice)
 P r o s e c u t e the perpetrators (including when crime is committed abroad)
 P r o m o t e national and international co-operation
In achieving the above “4Ps”, the well-being & best interest of any child
should be upheld without any discrimination
& children’s views should be taken into account.
Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Protection of children against sexual violence
THE LANZAROTE COMMITTEE: a twofold role
1. MONITORING
 Thematic monitoring: 1st round on protection of children
against sexual abuse in the circle of trust (2014-2017)
 All Parties participating in the monitoring round are assessed
simultaneously (not on a country-by-country basis)
 Representatives of civil society contribute
Directorate of Human Dignity and Equality
Protection of children against sexual violence
THE LANZAROTE COMMITTEE: a twofold role
2. INFORMATION SHARING
 Capacity building and exchange of good practices:
- Study visits (Reykjavik, 2012 and INTERPOL HQ, 2015)
- International Conferences (Rome, 2012 and Madrid, 2013)
 Adoption of General comments and opinions:
- Opinion on “grooming”
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Directorate of Democratic
Governance
Claudia Luciani, Director
Directorate of Democratic Governance
Mission statement
Democratic Institutions
o Ensuring implementation of standards by Member States
o Trying to bridge the gaps
o Looking for innovative approaches
Democratic Culture
o Citizens as protagonist of our everyday environment
o Diversity as a resource
Directorate of Democratic Governance
What we do
Democratic Institutions
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CDDG
Centre of expertise for local government reform
Elections
INGO – civil society
World Forum for Democracy
Democratic Culture
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Culture, heritage, landscape, biodiversity
Intercultural Cities
Digital Platform
Partial agreements (Eurimages, Cultural Routes, EUR-OPA, Centre
Nord-Sud)
Directorate of Democratic Governance
Democratic
Governance –
Organisation chart
Directorate of Democratic Governance
Challenges
Closer to Member States
Implement recommendations of SG’s report
Our partners
o National and local authorities
o EU, OSCE, UN, …
o Civil society, media, business
Digital Keys
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Directorate of Democratic Governance
Civil Society
Jutta Gützkow
Head of Civil Society Division
[email protected]
www.coe.int/ngo
Directorate of Democratic Governance
Civil Society Division
Support to Civil Society
WHAT do we want to achieve ?
Democracy
- Enabling environment for NGOs
- Interaction between NGOs, government and parliament
Directorate of Democratic Governance
Civil Society Division
Support to civil society
WHY the Council of Europe ?
The Council of Europe
- has the standards
- unites all stake holders
+ the beneficiary countries are members
Directorate of Democratic Governance
Civil Society Division
Support to civil society
HOW do we do it?
Example: Immediate Measures Package for Ukraine
- State Registration Service
- Platform for dialogue, consultation and co-operation
Example: Co-operation with the EU in the Eastern
Partnership countries
Directorate of Democratic Governance
Civil Society Division
Support to civil society
CHALLENGES ahead
Report of the Secretary General on the State of
Democracy, Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Europe
- Threats to political freedoms
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Directorate of Democratic Governance
Centre of Expertise for Local
Government Reform
Alina TATARENKO, Deputy Head
Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform
Tel: +33.3. 88 41 2847
[email protected]
www.coe.int/local
Directorate of Democratic Governance
Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform
Assisting central and local governments
Assisting central
authorities
Assisting local
governments
Capacity building programmes
Legal assistance programmes
(decentralisation, governance)
Innovative tools (13)
Preparation of
reforms
Advice on
legislation
Leadership
Public
ethics
Performance
management
Human
resource
management
etc
Directorate of Democratic Governance
Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform
Current Activities
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Ukraine
Malta
Spain
Armenia
Georgia
Moldova
Albania
Other CoE member
states
• Peer reviews
• New tools: C2C
• Strategy
Directorate of Democratic Governance
Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform
Challenges
 High demand
 Support multi-level governance reforms at central level
 States outside of Europe
DGII - Journée portes ouvertes
22 septembre 2014
Direction de la Gouvernance Démocratique
Assistance électorale et
recensement
M. François Friederich, Chef de division
[email protected]
http://www.coe.int/electoral-assistance
Direction de la Gouvernance démocratique
Assistance électorale et recensement
« Rapport sur l’état de la Démocratie, des Droits
de l’Homme et de l’Etat de Droit en Europe »
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Assurer une administration électorale
professionnelle
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Garantir l’impartialité de l’administration
publique et des médias
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Réduire l’inégalité des sexes et le faible taux
de participation des minorités
•
Des observateurs locaux de qualité
Direction de la Gouvernance démocratique
Assistance électorale et recensement
Le Conseil de l’Europe et les
élections
• Normes
• Observation
• Assistance électorale
Direction de la Gouvernance démocratique
Assistance électorale et recensement
Les Activités de la DGII
RENFORCEMENT DES
CAPACITES
Formations des acteurs électoraux
Juges, médias, observateurs civiques,
CEC …
SENSIBILISATION
Participation des femmes
électrices et candidates
Futurs électeurs et primo-votants
Direction de la Gouvernance démocratique
Assistance électorale et recensement
Les défis à venir
• Aller au-delà de l’assistance pré-électorale ?
• Impliquer de nouveaux acteurs des
processus électoraux ?
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Directorate of Democratic
Citizenship and Participation
Jean-Christophe Bas, Director
Directorate of Democratic
Citizenship and Participation
Youth &
Education
Where the Council of
Europe’s Mission Starts
Directorate of Democratic
Citizenship and Participation
Preparing
the emerging
generation:
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To become Responsible
and Engaged European
Citizens
Who Advocates Human
Rights
Participate fully in today’s
Diverse Democracies
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Education
for
Democracy
Villano Qiriazi, Head of Division
http://www.coe.int/education
Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation
Education for Democracy
Sharing common understanding
• Public Responsibility
Steering
Body
CDPPE
• Access to Quality
Education
CoE
Priorities:
• Right to Education
• Democratic Culture
Policy
Design
Policy
impleme
ntation
Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation
Education for Democracy
Cooperation areas & instruments
• Citizenship education
• Human rights
education
• History teaching
• Languages
• Quality education
• Access/Recognition
• Teacher development
• European Cultural
Convention
• Lisbon Recognition
Convention
• EDC/HRE Charter
• CM
Recommendations
Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation
Education for Democracy
Adressing emerging issues
• Forms of corruption
– Admission
– Examinations
– Private tutoring
– Teachers
misconduct
– Diploma mills
– Accreditation
• ETINED – Open
Pan-European
Platform
• Develop
Instruments/tools
• Share existing
practices/resources
• Take further global
action
Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation
Education for Democracy
Adapting policies to countries’ needs
• Controversial
issues
• Social Media
• Bullying
• Open Educational
resources
• Piloting EDC/HRE
Charter
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Ownership
Direct Impact
Networking
Regional
cooperation
– Continuous learning
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Youth
Participation - Engagement
Rui Gomes, Head of Division
Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation
Youth: Participation - Engagement
Enter!
• Addressing social
Access to social
exclusion, discrimination
rights for all young
and violence
people
• Innovating youth work and
youth policy
• Reaching young people
locally
• Combating apathy
• Upholding social human
rights
Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation
Youth: Participation - Engagement
• Training youth workers
• Local projects reaching
30.000 young people
• Enhancing youth policy
responses at national and
local level
• Promoting human-rights
based youth policies
• Congress
• Open Society Foundations
• Local authorities
Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation
Youth: Participation - Engagement
Peace-building • Conflict transformation
Intercultural
• Empowering young people
dialogue
as change-makers
• Responding to crisis and
armed conflicts
• Dialogue with neighbouring
regions
• Supporting vulnerable
youth groups
Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation
Youth: Participation - Engagement
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Youth Peace Ambassadors
Youth Peace Camp
Intercultural and Dialogue Fora
Supporting young people caught
in conflict
• Restoring confidence
• Supporting young refugees,
IDPs, asylum-seekers
• Field offices; UNHCR, Regional
actors
22 September 2014
Thank you !
Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General
www.coe.int/democracy

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