PACE backs plan for a Europe-wide day for victims of hate crime

PACE has given its strong backing to a proposal put forward by youth activists to declare 22 July – the anniversary of the terrorist attack in Oslo and at Utøya – as a “European Day for Victims of Hate Crime”. More

Living Library “No hate, no extremism”

At the opening of the Living Library, Anne Brasseur and Olemic Thommessen called on all parliaments in Europe to support the initiative to make 22 July a “European Day for the Victims of Hate Crime”.  More

Strengthening co-operation to improve women’s rights in the southern Mediterranean countries

Fatiha Saïdi (Belgium, SOC) Three years after the start of the Arab Spring, the Assembly has drawn a mixed picture about the situation of women in the southern Mediterranean countries and advises measures to improve women’s status. More

PACE aims to raise the status of vocational education and training

Session The Assembly called for measures to improve the quality of vocational training, boost its attractiveness and bring it into line with the needs of the labour market. It said that vocational education face “many challenges" More

PACE to observe the early parliamentary elections in Bulgaria

Doris Fiala (Switzerland, ALDE) A delegation led by Doris Fiala will travel to Bulgaria from 3 to 6 October to observe the conduct of the early parliamentary elections, alongside observers from the ODIHR of the OSCE. More

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