Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development


Council of Europe European Diplomas: 12 municipalities win the award in 2016

At a ceremony today at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Stella Kyriakides and Jean-Claude Frécon awarded the European Diploma 2016 to the mayors of the 12 winning municipalities. More

Mobilising efforts to combat over-sexualisation of children and child 'sexting'

Valeriu Ghiletchi (Republic of Moldova, EPP/CD) The Committee on Social Affairs is seeking to mobilise parliaments, governments, media, families and professionals in the advertising, education and child-minding sectors against the over-sexualisation of children. More

A road safety action plan

In a report unanimously adopted, the committee urges member states to earmark 10% of their expenditure on road infrastructure for road safety. Naira Karapetyan was of the opinion that road safety should become a public health priority. More

Cyprus pilot project to combat child sex abuse hailed as ‘a great example’ for Europe

Video clip aimed at breaking the silence that surrounds child sexual abuse A three-year Council of Europe pilot project in Cyprus to strengthen policies against sexual abuse of children has been hailed as “a great example” for the rest of Europe. Stella Kyriakides presented the results in Strasbourg. More

Social rights are fundamental human rights

Addressing the Interparliamentary Conference on the European Social Charter, Michele Nicoletti, President of the Italian delegation, warned that the real danger today were internal fears and divisions and not external threats. More

Income inequalities in Europe "shocking"

The Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter, Tuur Elzinga stressed that "in many European countries, the state of income inequalities is shocking and leads to a marginalisation of certain categories of the population". More