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More development co-operation to prevent migration crises

Not only does development co-operation reduce inequalities, but it could also help to prevent a sharp increase in migration flows in the future, declared the Standing Committee during its meeting in Paris. More

Preserving and enhancing intangible cultural heritage

According to the Standing Committee, it is important to safeguard intangible cultural heritage, which includes traditions from the past, such as the performing arts, social practices or practices concerning nature. More

Culture and heritage are important assets to strengthen democracy

The Standing Committee, meeting in Paris, has stressed the importance of culture and heritage in sustaining local and regional economies, improving co-operation with communities and strengthening democracy in Europe. More

Preventing and reducing stress at work

“The prevention, management and reduction of stress at work need to be taken into account at different levels of governance and in the private sector,” said the Standing Committee, which called on member States to identify legislative gaps. More

Protecting human rights during transfers of prisoners

Unacceptable conditions during transfers of prisoners may amount to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, contrary to Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, PACE’s Standing Committee has underlined. More

Parliamentarians must give higher political priority to fighting sexism and violence against women

"The positive impact of implementation of the Istanbul Convention is already visible," said GREVIO President Feride Acar, speaking during an exchange of views in PACE's Standing Committee. More