Handbooks for Parliamentarians on the Council of Europe Conventions:
The committee is responsible for awarding the Europe Prize, created in 1955, which recognises the contribution made by towns and cities to promotion of the European ideal. The Prize is divided into four parts: the European Diploma, the Flag of Honour, the Plaque of Honour and the Europe Prize itself. The winner of the 2019 Prize is Donostia/San Sebastián (Spain).
In January 2022, Ms Selin SAYEK BÖKE (Türkiye, SOC) was elected as Chairperson of the Committee.
The Bureau of the Committee also elected by acclamation:
- Ms Selin Sayek Böke (Türkiye, SOC), Chairperson
- Mr Alain Milon (France, EPP/CD), first Vice-Chairperson
- Ms Olena Khomenko (Ukraine, EC/DA), second Vice-Chairperson
- Ms Sibel Arslan (Switzerland, SOC), third Vice-Chairperson
The Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development supports the development and implementation of the Council of Europe standards through parliamentary action. With the help of voluntary contributions from national parliaments, it organises parliamentary seminars, contributes to awareness raising campaigns and produces practical handbooks.
Terms of reference
The Committee shall consider issues relating to social rights and policies, public health, sustainable development, economic co-operation and development, local and regional democracy and good governance in these fields, having special regard to the situation of the more vulnerable groups in society.
Members of the committee
Members of the sub-committees
Ms Tanja KLEINSORGE
Head of the Secretariat 6.155+33/3 88.41.2906 Ms Aiste RAMANAUSKAITE
Secretary 6.145+33/3 88.41.3117 Ms Claire DUBOIS-HAMDI
Secretary 6.136+33/3 88.41.3310 Mme Jannick DEVAUX
Secretary 6.147+33/3 88.41.3948 Mr Guillaume PARENT
Co-Secretary 6.134+33/3 90.21.5677 Ms Anita GHOLAMI
Co-Secretary 6.153+33/3 90.21.4864 Mme Prisca BARTHEL
Principal Administrative Assistant – Responsible for the Europe Prize section 6.150+33/3 90.21.5118 Ms Melissa CHARBONNEL
Assistant 6.140+33/3 90.21.4738 Mme Françoise SCHIR
Assistant 6.140+33/3 90.21.4903 Ms Xenia BIRIOUKOVA
Assistant 6.150+33/3 90.21.5879