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.
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.
From 3 to 5 November 2014, the participants from the 21 Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe, including the newly created Turkish and Greek Schools, participated in the third edition of the Strasbourg World Forum for democracy on the theme "From participation to influence: can youth revitalise democracy?".