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Nano Nagle Place (Cork, Ireland) wins 2022 Museum Prize

03/12/2021 | Culture, Science, Education and Media

The 2022 Council of Europe Museum Prize has been awarded to Nano Nagle Place (Cork, Ireland). The museum was selected by the Culture Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) meeting today. Nano Nagle Place not only commemorates the educational and religious work of...

PACE committee sets out wide-ranging recommendations for placing human rights at the heart of football

02/12/2021 | Culture, Science, Education and Media

Football’s main players must put human rights values at the heart of the sport, a committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has said in a wide-ranging report on football governance. The report, prepared by Lord George Foulkes (United Kingdom, SOC) for the Assembly’s...

Supporting the role of the media in times of crises

02/12/2021 | Culture, Science, Education and Media

Collaboration between public authorities and the media is “one of the keyways of dealing with and overcoming a crisis”, and the authorities should “support the media so that the latter can perform their various roles to the full”, today said PACE Committee on culture. Unanimously adopting a draft...

Track and trace applications: ethical, cultural, and educational challenges

02/12/2021 | Culture, Science, Education and Media

Over the past year, data collection and processing by using digital public health technologies have been promoted worldwide by governments as well as private companies to mitigate the pandemic, but the ethical and legal frameworks remain unclear to this day and a global debate has emerged around...

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education and culture

08/11/2021 | Culture, Science, Education and Media

Long periods of isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic have shown to what degree education and exposure to culture are vital for individual and collective well-being, PACE Committee on culture underlined. And adherence to democratic values and active citizenship, particularly among young people...

Observatory on History Teaching to promote nuanced and critical understanding of the past

28/09/2021 | Culture, Science, Education and Media

The Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media, meeting in hybrid mode in Strasbourg today, stressed the importance of history education in strengthening common values and helping young people acquire a nuanced and critical understanding of the past. In this respect, the committee...

General Rapporteur on media freedom appalled by attack on Dutch investigative journalist

07/07/2021 | Culture, Science, Education and Media

Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC), General Rapporteur on media freedom and the safety of journalists for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), has today expressed his shock at the armed attack perpetrated on Tuesday 6 July against Peter R. de Vries, a well-known Dutch crime...

Including sport in national recovery and resilience measures in the face of Covid-19

22/06/2021 | Culture, Science, Education and Media

In a declaration adopted unanimously today, the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media called on public authorities to give full attention to sport in the development of anti-covid measures and to work with the sport movement to find ways to mitigate the damaging impacts of the crisis...

General Rapporteur calls for immediate release of Belarusian journalist

25/05/2021 | Culture, Science, Education and Media

Stefan Schennach (Austria, SOC), General Rapporteur on media freedom and the safety of journalists for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), has today expressed his grave concern at the arrest and detention by the Belarusian authorities of Raman Pratasevich, co-founder of...

Promoting environmental research and development policies

21/05/2021 | Culture, Science, Education and Media

According to the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media, despite significant results, the current policies and efforts of member States to combat climate change and its impacts remain insufficient. In this context, the committee called on States to review their research and...

PACE committee urges a ‘right to know’ to combat disinformation and manipulation

21/05/2021 | Culture, Science, Education and Media

A PACE committee is urging European governments to create a broad “right to know” – consisting of maximum transparency in public life, a vibrant and diverse media, and a rich educational and cultural environment – in order to encourage democratic participation and combat “post-truth...

PACE rapporteur on football governance holds exchange with UEFA President

11/05/2021 | Culture, Science, Education and Media

Lord George Foulkes of Cumnock (United Kingdom, SOC), PACE rapporteur on “Football governance: business and values” held an exchange of views by videoconference yesterday with UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin. Following the meeting, Lord Foulkes said: “In these quite difficult times, we need a...