Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development


The implementation of the SDGs requires the mobilisation of parliaments and local communities

The Committee on Social Affairs highlighted the decisive role of parliaments, local and regional authorities, citizens and civil society – in particular young people – in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More

Basic income: a lever to create decent living conditions for all

“Social Justice Day is a moment to pause and think about what our society should do so that all citizens can enjoy decent living conditions. I am convinced that basic income can be part of the answer,” said Stefan Schennach. More

A committee recommends the waiving of anonymity for all future human gamete donations

“Anonymity should be waived for all future human gamete donations in Europe”, the Committee on Social Affairs, said, adopting a draft recommendation with a view to a debate in the Assembly’s next session. More

Launch of the publication “The MEDICRIME Convention in 10 Questions and Answers”

The Committee launched a new publication on the MEDICRIME Convention (Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health). More

Design competition for the new Europe Prize trophy

The Committee on Social Affairs is launching a competition for the attention of art, design or architecture students from one of the Organisation’s 47 member States to create a new Trophy for the Europe Prize. More

Committee says no to germ-line genome editing in human beings

The Committee on Social Affairs reiterated the Council of Europe’s call for “a ban on establishing a pregnancy using germ-line cells or human embryos which have undergone intentional genome editing”. More