Schools of Political Studies present at the World Forum for Democracy

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?".

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The Civic School of Political Studies in Greece opens its doors

The Greek School of Political Studies opened in Thessaloniki, having been established in co–operation with a distinguished local organisation Symβiosis, thereby becoming the 21st member of the Council of Europe’s Network of Schools of Political Studies. In August 2014, the new School held its first seminar on “Democracy challenges in Europe: representation, legitimisation, publics and social inclusion” (Xanthi, 21–24 August).

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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.

New Video: Schools of Political Studies Network seen through the eyes of alumni

What value do the Schools’ alumni attach to their experience with the Schools’ programmes? What do the Schools mean for their personal and professional development? By giving insights to concrete personal experience and viewpoints from School alumni, this short film presents the Network Schools of Political Studies in all its richness and diversity.

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Latest news
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 2012 breached the European Convention on Human Rights.
12/09/2014 The 7th issue of the Schools of Political Studies Newsletter now available
This quarterly Newsletter provides up-to-date information on the activities of the Council of Europe’s Schools of Political Studies Network. It serves as a tool for the Schools themselves, but also provides useful information to friends and supporters of the Schools.


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