Qatar signs co-operation agreement with Council of Europe ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022

The €600,000 agreement – under the terms of the European Convention on Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports events, aims to fulfill standards relative to safety, security and service. This would enable the country to accede to the convention and assist its preparations for hosting important events, such as the IAAF Athletics World Championships in 2019 in Doha and the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

New European study shows rising imprisonment

European prisons are on average close to full capacity, with inmates occupying over 9 out of ten available places, according to the Council of Europe Annual Penal Statistics (SPACE) for 2016, published today.

Report: ‘Intercultural cities’ have higher well-being and citizen satisfaction

Cities with stronger intercultural policies, based on the Council of Europe model, are more likely to have populations who believe that foreigners are good for their city and local services are trustworthy and efficient.

Video: Istanbul Convention and civil society mobilisation for strengthened women’s safety

In this video, Bridget O’Loughlin, Exdecutive Secretary of GREVIO, gives the background to civil society mobilisation around the Istanbul Convention for improved women’s safety.

Video: Lisbon hosts Intercultural Cities ‘milestone’ celebrations

The Intercultural Cities network hosts its 10th anniversary event in the Portuguese capital, to take stock of its achievements and to look forward to future progress.