Presidency of Ireland Council of Europe News

November 2022

Global Citizenship Education: Declaration agreed in Dublin - Irish Presidency (

Summit in Reykjavik to renew ‘the Conscience of Europe’ - Irish Presidency (

Iceland takes over Chairmanship of Committee of Ministers - Irish Presidency (

Taking stock of Ireland’s Presidency - Irish Presidency (

October 2022

Council of Europe leaders condemn Russian air strikes against towns and cities in Ukraine - Irish Presidency (

Irish Presidency welcomes publication of report on the future of the Council of Europe - Irish Presidency (

Dublin conference discusses rights and the best interests of the child in parental separation and care proceedings - Irish Presidency (

An Coinbhinsiún chun Cearta an Duine agus Saoirsí Bunúsacha a Chosaint | Ireland (

Ireland’s Europe minister calls for Council of Europe summit in Reykjavik - Irish Presidency - news (

Dublin conference on “Human Rights in a Time of Change” - Irish Presidency - news (

European Roundtable in Dublin on 'Right to life, security and protection from violence' - Irish Presidency - news (

September 2022

Ministers of the Council of Europe adopt Dublin Declaration to tackle domestic, sexual and gender-based violence (

Council of Europe leaders condemn the illegal annexation of occupied territories of Ukraine - Irish Presidency (

Council of Europe attends National Ploughing - Irish Presidency (

Civil Society in the spotlight at Venice Commission round table (

Council of Europe launches regular dialogue with Belarusian democratic forces (

European Convention on Human Rights Takes Centre Stage in Galway (

University of Galway hosts meeting of the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (ADI-ROM) (

Council of Europe in focus at the Association of Irish Local Government, 14-15 September (

Hostilities at the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan: Committee of Ministers Chair and PACE President call for de-escalation and respect for a cease-fire (

Europride in Belgrade: statement by Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence of Ireland and Chair of the Committee of Ministers (

Statement by Simon Coveney, Chair of the Committee of Ministers, on the death of Mikhail Gorbachev (

July 2022

CEB approves €465 million in new loans, appoints new vice-governors and agrees on Ukraine’s accession to the Bank at zero cost (

ECHR judgment in the case Kavala v. Türkiye: joint statement by the Council of Europe leaders (

Irish Presidency welcomes the first meeting of the High Level Reflection Group (

Minister Coveney and Minister Byrne welcome Council of Europe Development Bank Governor to Dublin (

June 2022

2022 HELP Network Conference (

Youth Action Week: young people call on European governments to step up action to revitalise democracy (

Ireland marks the start of its Committee of Ministers Presidency (

AILG hosts Bureau of Congress Meeting in Partnership with Kerry County Council (

Simon Coveney at PACE: It’s time for Council of Europe Heads of State and Government to reconvene (

PACE holds a high-level panel on ‘Upholding democratic security in Europe’ (

Global forum on higher education leadership for democracy, sustainability, and social justice (

Minister Coveney addresses Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (

Ireland supports Action Plans and joins Human Rights Trust Fund (

May 2022

Visit to Dublin by Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić (

PACE Standing Committee met in Dublin (

Reaffirming "the Conscience of Europe" (

Foreign ministers meet in Turin to discuss their response to Russian Federation aggression against Ukraine (

Simon Coveney pledges to press for a fourth summit as soon as possible, to reaffirm the Council of Europe’s role as ‘the conscience of Europe’ (

Minister O’Gorman addresses the Child and Youth Participation for Europe conference (