CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT ALONG CULTURAL ROUTES
22-25 March 2012, Hotel Codru, Chisinau, Moldova
The Council of Europe is holding a capacity building programme in Chisinau, Moldova on 22-25 March 2012, supported by a host of important international partners: The International Association for Culture and Tourism Exchange (ACTE); the European Institute of Cultural Routes; the Central European Initiative (CEI); the Danube Competence Centre (DCC) and USAID.
Moldova has played an important role in the development of the Council of Europe’s training of trainers for Sustainable Tourism Programme. The growing importance in the quality and variety of Moldovan wines and wine tourism, as well as the beauty of the country, make it a natural host for this 4th international programme on sustainable tourism.
Thorbjørn Jagland welcomes the election of Nicolae Timofti as new Moldovan President
"Today marks an important milestone in the history of the Republic of Moldova," he said
Strasbourg, 16.03.2012 - Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland today welcomed the election of Nicolae Timofte as new Moldovan President.
“Today marks an important milestone in the history of Moldova. I congratulate the political leaders for having found a compromise to elect the President, thus putting an end to the political crisis which has lasted for too long.
Republic of Moldova: PACE monitors again urge parties to elect a President - then agree constitutional change to avoid future deadlock
Lise Christoffersen (Norway, SOC) and Piotr Wach (Poland, EPP/CD), PACE’s co-rapporteurs for the monitoring of the Republic of Moldova, have again urged the country’s political parties to elect a President without delay, and to seek consensus on any future constitutional changes to avoid future deadlock.
In an information note made public today, they strongly regretted that party leaders had failed, for the past two and half years, to reach a compromise on electing a President. Leaders should also work within the legal framework and refrain from challenging the legitimacy of democratic institutions, they warned.
Jean-Claude Mignon welcomes the election of the new President and announces a visit to the country
Strasbourg, 16.03.2012 – The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Jean-Claude Mignon, has welcomed the election, in a vote in parliament this morning, of the new President of the Republic of Moldova.
“I would like to congratulate Nicolae Timofti wholeheartedly on his election as President of the Republic of Moldova. It will be my pleasure to be able to wish him every success during a visit to his country from 2 to 5 April.
Gender equality is central to the societies we must build
Strasbourg, 07.03.2012 – “Promoting equality between women and men must be at the heart of everything we do,” asserted Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. "We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace unless women acquire the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society," he said.
This week the Council of Europe is looking at the role of women in the Arab Spring and involving key female figures and activists from the region. Women were involved at every stage of the movements for change and took a stand in the interest of civil society across the region.