Representing IFLRY at the Council of Europe

Besides the European Union, there is another, less well-known regional international organisation called the Council of Europe (CoE). Its stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. The organisation has a narrower focus…

PACE Summer Session 2018: Does Russia have a Future in the Council of Europe?

The Sword of Damocles of Russian non-participation was hanging over the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). Russia is currently not participating in PACE sessions. Recently, it threatened to go even further, announcing to…

Human Rights Study Session in Strasbourg

Someone once said that human rights start with breakfast. It is an inherent part of any human’s life. Still, if we look around the world today we’ll see there are numerous violations of these rights, including murders, torture, illegal imprisonment,…

IFLRY Study Session on Youth and Migration

The study session on ‘youth and migration’ organized by the International Federation of Liberal Youth and the Council of Europe commenced on 15th May and ended on 19th May in Strasbourg, France. During the week, the participants were given an…

My Time at the Council of Europe

Besides the European Union, there is another European organization with a very similar name: the Council of Europe. This organization has more members than the EU – including for example Russia and Turkey, but its purpose is more narrowly defined.…

IFLRY conquering world politics: #1 Council of Europe – Christian Scharling

This article is written as a diary piece, giving a personal view on the busy schedule of an IFLRY President. The article follows IFLRY President Christian Scharling on his latest trip to Strasbourg for the induction course of the Advisory…