Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development


Seminar to address the right of children to social, legal and economic protection

The committee is organising a parliamentary “capacity-building” seminar based on the 2015 conclusions of the European Committee of Social Rights and aimed at promoting the European Social Charter, on 28 October in Paris. More

Ensuring access to healthcare to all children in Europe

According to the report by Stella Kyriakides, unanimously adopted by the Social Affairs Committee on 11 October, even in the early 21st century, not all children in Europe enjoy equal access to healthcare services. More

Committee calls on member States to use cleaner energy resources focusing on renewables

In a draft resolution, the committee urges Council of Europe member States to ensure strict environmental and public health regulations are applied to the exploration and exploitation of non-conventional hydrocarbons. More

PACE committee, citing human rights, asks EU and Canada to postpone signing of ‘concerning’ trade deal

The committee has called for the signing of a new trade agreement between the EU and Canada to be postponed – because it would “unacceptably restrict the powers of national parliaments to adopt legislation”. More

The Parliamentary Assembly marks breast-cancer awareness month

breast-cancer / President / Kyriakides The committee organised a breast cancer awareness-raising event. The President and members of the Assembly as well as the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, showed their support by wearing the pink ribbon. More

Wilton Park conference on protecting children from violence

In co-operation with the Council of Europe, Wilton Park is holding a conference on “Protecting children from violence: next steps for effective strategies” in Steyning (United Kingdom) from 9 to 11 November. More