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The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, has issued a toolkit for governments across Europe on respecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law during the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 Toolkit (available in several languages)
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is an intergovernmental Euro-Mediterranean organisation which brings together all countries of the European Union and 15 countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.
The organisation is launching a high-level conference "Women4Mediterranean" from 16 to 20 November 2020 to further analyse the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women and girls and to highlight the key role played by women in addressing the pandemic. It also aims to identify what is needed to better value the role of women and foster women’s participation in policy and decision-making to address the pandemic.
The UfM Secretary General, Nasser Kamel, took part in online Slovenia’s Innovation Day 2020 “Symptoms of creativity” on 30 November. The Conference was the occasion to delve into the debate by addressing the critical need to bring in the future culture and creative industries closer to the traditional ones in a win-win scenario, the importance of creativity and innovation being now more evident than ever before to overcome quickly the negative socio-economic effects of COVID-19 crisis.