The 18th World Congress of the EAPC, to be held in Rotterdam next month has been granted the patronage of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić.
EAPC President Christoph Ostgathe says ‘This is a major first for the EAPC. To have our World Congress receive the patronage of the Secretary General, Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić is a great honour and is recognition of the importance of our work to promote and develop palliative care across the whole of Europe.’
EAPC is now permitted to show the Council of Europe logo on our congress publicity materials with the headline, ‘Under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić. ’
What is the Council of Europe, and why is this significant for EAPC?
The Council of Europe is an international organisation established on May 5, 1949, with the goal of promoting cooperation and human rights across the continent of Europe. It is based in Strasbourg and currently has 46 member states, including most European countries.
The Council of Europe’s primary aim is to protect and promote human rights, democracy and the rule of law. It achieves this through various activities and initiatives, including the development of legal standards and guidelines, monitoring of member states’ compliance with these standards, and support for democratic institutions and civil society.
The Secretary General’s patronage is granted to a limited number of events each year. They must be a non-profit event which has a European dimension and is of clear political importance to the Council of Europe’s activities or objectives.