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Council of Europe calls for more participation of children and young people in decision making


Discussed at the end of March 2012 by the Committee of Ministers, the Council of Europe adopted the Recommendation to Member States on Participation of children and young people . Children and the youth have the right, from an early age, to be heard and taken seriously. It is fundamental to their dignity and healthy development. Effective implementation of the right to have their best interests ensured should be considered in every single matter children and young people are affected by. (...)
04/05/2012

EPHA explainer - The Council of Europe


The EU operates through a hybrid system of supranational independent institutions and intergovernmentally made decisions negotiated by the countries part of the Union (the Member States). Important institutions of the EU include the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the European Council, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the European Central Bank. The Council of Europe (COE) is an international organisation which has cloth links (...)
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22/09/2011

Council of Europe adopts Convention on Violence against Women


The Council of Europe has adopted a Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence and Domestic Violence Against Women. Now national governments need to ratify the Convention by 11 May 2011. At their 1111th meeting on 6 April 2011, the Ministers’ Deputies adopted the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence and Domestic Violence against Women. The Convention is now open for signature to all states, in Europe and beyond, until 11 May 2011, when the next (...)
05/05/2011

Council of Europe committee of experts in child-friendly health care meeting


24-25 February 2011, Strasbourg - EPHA participated with an observer status in a meeting of the Council of Europe’s committee of experts in child-friendly health care. The aim of the meeting was to discuss developments towards a ’Child-friendly health care’ model in the European context, and the recommendations for the ministerial conference on the issue of child-friendly health care taking place at the end of October 2011 in Lisbon, Portugal. The meeting was set up in (...)
21/03/2011