Media advisory - 010(2009)
First conference of European Ministers responsible for social cohesion
Date: 26-27 February 2009
Location: Moscow (Russian Federation) – Hotel Holiday Inn Moscow Sokolniki, Rusakovskaya 24
Organised by the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation
Description: In the context of the world economic crisis, the Ministers responsible for social cohesion in the member states of the Council of Europe intend to reinforce their political commitment in favour of an equal access of all – including the most vulnerable groups – to social rights, in order to improve stability and well-being in society.
Speakers will include the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Terry Davis, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammerberg, and the Minister for Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation, Tatiyana Golikova.
· Media representatives are invited to obtain online accreditation on the Ministry’s web site www.minzdravsoc.ru
· A final press conference is scheduled at 12.30 pm on Friday 27 February. Other press points will be announced later on.
· A “family photo” will be organised at the end of the morning sitting on
More information: www.coe.int/T/E/Social_cohesion
Estelle Steiner, tel. +33 (0)3 88 41 33 35, mobile +33 (0)6 08 46 01 57, firstname.lastname@example.org
Council of Europe Directorate of
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 25 60
Fax:+33 (0)3 88 41 39 11