Events during France’s Presidency of the Council of Europe

May

  • 17 May: Beginning of the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
  • 21 May-12 June 2019: Film retrospective at the Odyssée cinema on the theme of violence against women – Strasbourg, Odyssée cinema
  • 20 May 2019: Lecture by Jean-Paul Costa for the 60th anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights – Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe
  • 21 May 2019: Third Children’s Forum (World Forum for Democracy) – Strasbourg
  • 23 May (closed doors) and 24 May 2019 (open to public) – At the crossroads of Women’s Rights: strengthening international cooperation to eliminate gaps between legal frameworks and their implementation – Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe
  • 24 May 2019: Council of Europe Amicale concert – Strasbourg

June

  • 7 June 2019-27 November 2019: 60th anniversary of the European Court of Human Rights and inauguration of the “France and the European Court of Human Rights” exhibition – Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe (entrance hall) and at the Lieu d’Europe from 21 to 30 June and from 31 August to 5 September
  • 4 June 2019: Committee on Bioethics and high-level seminar on public debate as a tool for the governance of new technologies – Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe
  • 5-6 June 2019: 60 years of the Ministry of Culture; General Assembly of the Association of the Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends and exhibition on cultural itineraries – Paris
  • 7 June 2019: Seminar on culture in the digital age – Paris, National Institute of Art History (INHA)
  • 11-14 June 2019: Ad hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (CAHROM) session – Toulouse
  • 12 June 2019: Convention 108: conference on the universalization of the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data – Strasbourg, Council of Europe Agora building
  • 12 June 2019: Inauguration of the French-German contemporary art exhibition – Strasbourg, entrance of the Committee of Ministers
  • 13 June 2019: Round table on the European Heritage Strategy for the 21st Century, during the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) meeting – Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe
  • 17 June 2019: 20th anniversary of the Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO) – Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe
  • 20 June 2019: Workshop on terrorism victims on the margins of the meeting of the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) – Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe
  • 19-20 June 2019: Launch of the 10th edition of the European Pharmacopoeia – Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe for plenaries, and nearby meeting rooms for workshops

July

  • 1 July 2019: International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS) Steering Committee– Paris
  • 5 July-20 October 2019: Tomi Ungerer exhibition – Strasbourg, Tomi Ungerer Museum
  • 4-5 July: Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) annual conference – Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe
  • 8-11 July 2019: European Youth Week: “Enter!” – Strasbourg

September

  • 5-15 September 2019 (date TBC): cultural event during the “Bibliothèques idéales” festival – Strasbourg
  • 12-13 September 2019: Conference of supreme courts – Paris, Court of Cassation, Constitutional Council, Conseil d’État
  • 18 September 2019: Reconstruction of the first meeting of the Committee of Ministers – Strasbourg, City Hall and exhibition in the City Hall during the European Heritage days
  • 19 September 2019: European Social Charter event during the Intergovernmental Committee on promotion and protection of social rights – Strasbourg
  • 21 September-8 November 2019: Cartooning for Peace exhibition on human rights – Strasbourg, Palais Rohan
  • 24-25 September 2019: Conference of high-level representatives of Ministers of the Interior on the police as key actors in the fight against domestic violence – Strasbourg
  • 26-27 September 2019: Conference for the 25th anniversary of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) – Paris
  • 27-28 September 2019: Round table and presentation of the book Le Conseil de l’Europe : une histoire humaine (the Council of Europe: a human history) – Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe and Kléber bookshop

October

  • 2 October-5 November 2019: Retrospective of Eurimages films at the Odyssée cinema – Strasbourg
  • 3 October 2019-12 January 2020: Käthe Kollwitz exhibition at the Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCS); vernissage on 3 October – Strasbourg
  • 7-29 October 2019: Contemporary art exhibition– Strasbourg
  • 10 October 2019: Conference on fighting the death penalty – Strasbourg
  • 14-15 October 2019: Conference of Ministers of Justice on Justice in the digital age – Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe
  • 17 October 2019: 30th anniversary of Eurimages – Strasbourg, Aubette, City Hall
  • 23 October-8 November 2019: Cartooning for Peace exhibition – Strasbourg, Palais de l’Europe
  • 28 October 2019: Award ceremony of the European Label of Governance Excellence (ELOGE) – Strasbourg
  • 28-29 October 2019: Venice Commission: guarantees of independent justice – Strasbourg

November

  • 5 November 2019: Inauguration of the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines (EDQM) building in Metz – Metz
  • 6-8 November 2019: World Democracy Forum – Strasbourg
  • 8 November 2019: Cultural event, World Forum for Democracy – Strasbourg
  • 13-14 November 2019: Conference on children’s rights – Strasbourg
  • 14 November 2019: Seminar on human rights in the digital age – Paris, Senate
  • 14 November 2019: Concert, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra – Strasbourg, PMC
  • 19 November 2019: Conference on the teaching of history in Europe – Paris, Institut de France
  • 20-22 November 2019: Octopus Conference (cybercrime) – Strasbourg
  • 26 November 2019: Meeting of Ministers of Education – Paris (TBC)
  • 27 November 2019: End of the French Presidency and handover to Georgia – Strasbourg