A group of 41 European countries that defends human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The Council promotes a shared European identity, and develops continent-wide agreements to standardize practices. Five countries, including Canada, have been granted observer status.
A body of more than 40 countries, it aims to promote democracy and protect human rights. Not an EU institution.
Established in 1949 as an intergovernmental forum for international policy co-ordination between all European democracies. One of its most important landmarks was the European Convention on Human Rights (1950).
The first European inter-governmental organisation founded in 1949 in Strasbourg.
An intergovernmental political organisation of 43 European democracies, set up in 1949 and based in Strasbourg, France (the Council is not a European Union institution); its main aim is to strengthen political, social, legal and cultural cooperation and to promote human values throughout Europe. (See Website)
separate from the EU, it is based in Strasbourg, France, and deals with issues such as human rights and youth policy. It is strictly intergovernmental. (more information)
Not to be confused with the European Comission and its Council of Ministers, grouping the heads of state of the European Union. The council of Europe, based in Strasbourg, comprises 46 Western and Eastern European countries. It was set up to defend human rights, parliamentary democracy and the rule of law, develop continent-wide agreements to standardize social and legal practices and promote a European identity with shared values.
Over 40 European states, and thus larger than the European Union ( EU). The source of international agreements affecting immigration, asylum and nationality, including the European Convention on Human Rights ( ECHR).
The Council of Europe ( ) is an international organization of 46 member states in the European region (with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Georgia and Cyprus also extending into Southwest Asia and Russia into North Asia). Its main success was the European Convention on Human Rights in 1950, which serves as the basis for the European Court of Human Rights. English and French are its two official languages.