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12th Conference of Directors of Prison Administration (CDAP)
Proceedings, Strasbourg, November 1997
The conference examined a vast array of issues, such as measures taken or envisaged by member states with a view to combating the overcrowding of penal institutions and the growing prison population, long sentences and violent offenders; keeping prisoners active in an increasingly difficult economic environment; the preparation of prisoners for release, and the treatment of sex offenders in penal institutions and...
13th European Conference of Ministers Responsible for Regional/Spatial Planning (CEMAT)
Documents, Ljubljana, September 2003
The aim of this conference was to review the measures taken to implement the guiding principles for sustainable spatial development of the European Continent and to promote transnational and inter-regional co-operation through development projects. Delegates also considered means of promoting and implementing them by establishing both legal provisions and effective policies and innovative strategies with regard...
Young People and Social Change after the Fall of the Berlin Wall
by Carmen Leccardi, Carles Feixa, Siyka Kovacheva, Herwig Reiter, and Tatjana Sekulic, editors
After the collapse of state socialism at the end of the 1980s, young people in Eastern Europe began to play a dramatically different role in society. Once cast as the vital, reinvigorating protagonists of the communist ideal, they emerged as promoters of democratisation and agents of a now hegemonic market system. Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, an event symbolising both the...
20 Years of Combating Torture
19th General Report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)
During the 20 years of its existence, the CPT (European Committee for the Prevention of Torture) has carried out some 270 visits to detention places in 47 European States. In its 19th General Report the CPT looks back over two decades of combating torture and ill-treatment in Europe. It discusses the achievements to date – the concrete improvements brought about and the standards developed – as well as the...
3rd Conference of Prosecutors General of Europe
Proceedings, Lbjubljana, May 2002
This conference examined the relations between the public prosecution and the judiciary, as well as the issue of ethics of individual prosecutors. Finally, concrete proposals aiming at setting up a conference of prosecutors general in Europe within the Council of Europe werer reiterated.
3rd International Symposium of the Pan-European Ecological Network, Fragmentation of Habitats and Ecological Corridors / 3ème Symposium international du réseau écologique paneuropéen, Fragmentation des habitats et des corridors écologiques
Proceedings, Riga, October 2002 / Actes, Riga, Octobre 2002
Two main questions were considered during this symposium. What is the current situation regarding habitat fragmentation in Europe? And what should be done about biological corridors? Taking case studies as starting point, it set out to pinpoint the policies and practical measures needed to check habitat fragmentation. Les travaux de ce symposium se sont concentrés sur deux questions principales: qu'en est-il...
40 Years of Cultural Co-operation 1854-94
by E. Grosjean
This book prepared by Etienne Grosjean, is a reference document containing a detailed description of forty years of cultural co-operation in Europe.
4th Forum of Cities and Regions of South-East Europe
This Forum, held in Prijedor in September 2003, focused in particular on the situation of refugees and displaced persons and on the steps local and regional authorities can take to improve their social and economic circumstances. Available in French - 4ème forum des villes et régions de l'Europe du Sud-Est
50 Years of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe (1957-2007)
by Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe
In 2007, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the representative and the voice of local and regional authorities throughout the continent, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its creation. Originally conceived to make the voice of local authorities count in the incipient European unification, with the passing years it was able to transcend this strict role in order to help...
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