Greece has been called upon to chair the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers for a six-month period, from May to November 2020.
Assuming the chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers offers our country the opportunity to highlight the fundamental principles and values of democracy, the rule of law and the protection of human rights, which have been at the heart of the Council of Europe’s work since its founding in 1949.
The semester of the Greek Chairmanship coincide with the anniversary of an important historic event: the 70th anniversary of the signing of the European Convention on Human Rights in Rome on 4 November 1950.
This is an excellent opportunity to record the implementation of the Convention so far and the extent to which its provisions meet the expectations of the peoples of Europe and, particularly the younger generations. At the same time, it will trigger a creative dialogue on the perspectives of its implementation in the near and distant future. A future in which the further development of digital technologies and artificial intelligence should be taken for granted, as well as the risks that this entails, especially for young people.