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Mr Stefan SCHENNACH

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 01/08/2017
  • Member: Socialist Group from 20/06/2011 to 31/07/2017

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Substitute - Austria
  • from 20/06/2011 to 26/01/2020 Representative - Austria

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • General Rapporteur on media freedom and safety of journalists: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 28/01/2020)
  • Chairperson: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 22/01/2018 to 28/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development: Bureau of the Assembly (from 22/01/2018 to 28/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development: Standing Committee (from 22/01/2018 to 28/01/2020)
  • General Rapporteur on science and technology assessment: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 24/01/2017 to 03/03/2019)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 25/01/2016)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 25/01/2016)
  • Chairperson: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 28/01/2014 to 24/01/2016)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by member states of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee): Bureau of the Assembly (from 28/01/2014 to 24/01/2016)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by member states of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee): Standing Committee (from 28/01/2014 to 24/01/2016)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 01/10/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 27/01/2012 to 27/01/2014)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 23/01/2012)
  • Member: (Former) Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee (from 21/06/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (since 28/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Children (since 28/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter (from 22/01/2018 to 28/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Children (from 22/01/2018 to 28/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Public Health and Sustainable Development (from 22/01/2018 to 28/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (from 22/01/2018 to 28/01/2020)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States (from 08/03/2017 to 24/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (since 26/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Children (from 24/01/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan): Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States (since 23/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter (from 21/04/2016 to 21/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 21/04/2016 to 25/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter (from 02/10/2014 to 26/01/2016)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (since 29/01/2014)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 27/01/2014 to 26/01/2016)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 24/01/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 24/01/2013 to 19/04/2016)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 23/01/2013 to 23/01/2013)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 04/10/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 23/03/2012 to 03/10/2012)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Social and Economic Rights (from 24/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 24/01/2012 to 23/03/2012)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 23/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 23/01/2012 to 23/04/2012)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter and Employment (from 16/09/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Refugees (from 22/06/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Ms Carmen JEITLER-CINCELLI (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 27/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Angelika WINZIG (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Alev KORUN (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 21/01/2013 to 22/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Mr Alexander van der BELLEN (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 23/01/2012 to 01/10/2012)
  • Alternate of Mr Edgar MAYER (Member): (Former) Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population (from 21/06/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Ms Christine MUTTONEN (Member): (Former) Committee on Culture, Science and Education (from 26/01/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Mr Karl DONABAUER (Member): (Former) Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs (from 27/01/2003 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Ms Christine MUTTONEN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 20/04/2016 to 25/01/2017)
  • Alternate of Ms Sonja ABLINGER (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 24/01/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • Alternate of Ms Sonja ABLINGER (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 23/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Alternate of Ms Christine MUTTONEN (Member): Sub-Committee on the Cultural Heritage (from 26/01/2009 to 23/01/2012)

Interventions

Last speeches

21/04/2021 | 19:11:47 Thank you. Mr President, First of all I would like to congratulate the two rapporteurs for their work in Montenegro. I myself have been intensively involved in this process over the last ten years and it was right for us to change strict monitoring into post-monitoring, which is also proving successful. One of the greatest successes is when democratic change happens after an election, as we had in Georgia on the one hand with the Georgian Dream as a beacon. But the development in Montenegro... 20/04/2021 | 17:17:04 Thank you, Madam President, Ladies and gentlemen, I am speaking here on behalf of my group rather than as rapporteur for Azerbaijan. If I may, as someone who has been here in this Assembly for over a decade now and has heard a great many of these discussions, I would like to express a wish that we respect the fact that the guns are now silent. We do not need to hear any arguments between Armenia and Azerbaijan here either. That would be just a request to respect this meeting as well... 28/01/2021 | 09:05:18 When I was given the task of making this resolution, I remembered the work of the previous Presidents of the Assembly, Mr Michele NICOLETTI, Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER, and our current President and also the spirit that reigned over this work of more than two years. This spirit was called dialogue, talking together instead of talking about someone, being together and talking together, even if it is not always easy. If you really read my memorandum carefully, you will see that I have made a... 25/01/2021 | 17:24:47 Mr. President, Greetings from Vienna. I am a little jealous of all my colleagues who are now sitting in plenary and I have to stay in Vienna because it is parliamentary week. First of all, congratulations to Mr Michael Aastrup JENSEN, the Chairman of the Monitoring Committee, for this overview of the work of the Committee and the dedicated work of all the various rapporteurs. It has been a difficult year, I can only confirm, as I am also the rapporteur for Azerbaijan, and in many cases we... 20/11/2020 | 17:08:35 Now, I come back maybe in English. If you look into a society and then there are two twins, which tell you what is the level of democratic standards and the democratic society, and these are twins. One hand is the freedom of media and the other is the academic freedom and autonomy of the higher education institutes. And both are very, very important. And this report by Mr BRENNER shows us very, very clearly what is the problem, for what we have to take care and what are the worries. And I...

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