Free Ilgar Mammadov now say Schools of Political Studies heads 

The Azerbaijan authorities must immediately release Ilgar Mammadov, Director of the Baku School of Political Studies, following the definitive ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that his arrest and detention since 2013 breached the European Convention on Human Rights.

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Strengthening the regional dimension for the Schools in the South Mediterranean

The Schools of Political Studies of Morocco and Tunisia have joined their forces to develop a regional dimension for the Schools in the South Mediterranean. Two regional seminars have been organised so far. They have become an annual platform for exchanges and debates between civil society activists, academics, and experts in the fields of political science and human rights on key challenges to the consolidation of democratic processes in the region.

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The Association of Schools of Political Studies: a network for democracy in the 21st century

In 2008, an association was created in Stras-bourg to develop the network of Schools of Political Studies in Europe and in the world. Its main objectives are to allow its members to develop their activities, to strengthen their ties beyond any devides and build together democratic societies based on a political culture characterised by pluralism, tolerance and dialogue.

Where do democracy and human rights stand in today's Europe?

Speech by Catherine Lalumière

This question is worth asking in these terms because today, Europe, Greater Europe is going through a period of doubt and questioning, and Europeans, from both West and East are clearly troubled.

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26/02/2015 Viorel Cibotaru appointed Minister of Defence in Moldova
On 18 February 2015, Viorel Cibotaru, Director of the School of Political Studies in Chisinau was appointed Minister of Defence of the Republic of Moldova. Mr Cibotaru is a journalist and renowned expert in the field of national security, defence, military affairs and international relations.
19/02/2015 Participate in the international online programme “Forum on Civic Dialogue”
The Association of Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe is pleased to invite you to participate in the new international online programme “Forum on Civic Dialogue” of the School of Civic Education (Moscow).
09/02/2015 The Regional Academy for Democracy continues in 2015 with a final cycle on democratic institutions
The final cycle of the Regional Academy for Democracy (RAD) dedicated to the challenges of building democratic institutions will be launched in Pržno, Montenegro, on 26 February – 1 March 2015 with its first seminar on “Good Governance in the Western Balkans: Achievements of Democratic Transitions”.


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