Verena Taylor

Director of the Office of the Directorate General of Programmes, Council of Europe

Participation in the events

Track: 6. International Law. International Justice
Discussion session

6.1. Russia and the Council of Europe: 25 years of Pan-European Legal Space

Speaker

Friday, May 21, 12:30 - 14:00

Channel 1

Biography

Verena holds a PhD in political science and, after working with civil society/NGOs in Vienna and London, joined the Council of Europe in 1989 when the Organisation expanded rapidly, both with regard to member States and to new standards. She is responsible for the programming, resource mobilisation and decentralised implementation of/for Council of Europe cooperation and technical assistance.  She strongly believes that the Organisation’s standards and policies on human rights, the rule of law and participation are as relevant today as they were when the Council of Europe was founded in 1949.